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FACTBOX-British consumers paying more for food and fuel
October 11, 2016 / 1:32 PM / in a year

FACTBOX-British consumers paying more for food and fuel

LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - British consumers have been hit by a double blow
from Brexit-driven sterling weakness that has increased prices of imported goods
and a rebound in oil prices that has lifted domestic energy and petrol prices.
    Here is a look at how prices of commonly bought grocery items and fuel have
fared since May, the month before Britain voted to leave the European Union. 
 
    GROCERIES
    Prices in the following table are produced by comparison website
mySupermarket.co.uk, which tracks prices across chains including Tesco,
Asda, Sainsbury's, Ocado, Waitrose and Morrisons
. The prices are in pounds sterling and exclude multi-buy promotions.   
         
 Product                      May-16  Jun-16  Jul-16  Aug-16  Sep-16
                                                                    
 Apples (8)                     3.52    3.56    3.69    3.67    3.59
 Baked Beans (415g)             0.79    0.78    0.79    0.77    0.78
 Bananas (8)                    1.29    1.47    1.37    1.35    1.34
 Breakfast Cereal (750g)        3.83    3.84    3.81    3.80    3.75
 Broccoli (400                  0.72    0.74    0.74    0.73    0.65
 g)                                                           
 Butter (250g)                  1.51    1.51    1.56    1.55    1.60
 Carrots (1kg)                  2.05    2.13    2.07    2.10    2.08
 Cheddar Cheese (500g)          4.45    4.37    4.36    4.35    4.34
 Cola (2L)                      2.63    2.65    2.68    2.62    2.63
 Crisps                         1.35    1.36    1.39    1.36    1.29
 (6x25g)                                                      
 Cucumber (1)                   0.51    0.51    0.50    0.51    0.53
 Deli Bacon & Ham (120g)        1.96    1.97    2.02    2.02    2.01
 Eggs (12)                      2.62    2.61    2.61    2.62    2.62
 Fresh Chicken Pieces (1kg)     7.74    7.92    8.07    7.90    7.67
 Fresh Peppers (6)              3.63    3.59    3.80    3.86    3.81
 Frozen Chips (1kg)             1.54    1.51    1.51    1.49    1.50
 Frozen Fish Fingers            3.05    3.02    3.02    3.00    2.98
 (500g)                                                       
 Frozen Pizza (350g)            1.87    1.87    1.81    1.86    1.83
 Fruit Juices (2L)              2.81    2.78    2.82    2.81    2.81
 Fruit Yogurt (4x125g)          1.80    1.87    1.84    1.87    1.84
 Grapes                         2.02    2.03    2.01    2.10    2.11
 (500g)                                                       
 Kitchen Towels (4 rolls)       3.66    3.62    3.59    3.66    3.62
 Leaf Salad                     2.13    2.17    2.16    2.15    2.17
 (200g)                                                       
 Milk (2.27L)                   1.67    1.66    1.67    1.69    1.68
 Minced Beef (750g)             3.81    3.77    3.78    3.79    3.72
 Mushrooms (300g)               1.30    1.33    1.40    1.39    1.60
 Onions (1kg)                   0.72    0.71    0.78    0.78    0.98
 Pasta (1kg)                    0.26    0.26    0.28    0.28    0.27
 Potatoes                       2.89    2.84    2.81    2.81    2.88
 (2.5kg)                                                      
 Red Pasta Sauce (500g)         2.50    2.53    2.67    2.63    2.68
 Sausages & Chipolatas 454g)    2.41    2.42    2.42    2.40    2.40
 Squash Drink (1L)              1.47    1.51     1.5    1.51    1.51
 Toilet Paper (9 rolls)         4.25    4.18    4.14    4.13    4.08
 Tomatoes                       2.60    2.48    2.49    2.54    2.56
 (500g)                                                       
 White Bread (800g)             1.26    1.26    1.26    1.27    1.27
                                                                    
 Total Basket                  82.62   82.83   83.44   83.35   83.19
    FUEL 
    The average price of unleaded petrol across Britain has risen, according to
the Automobile Association (AA), as oil prices have recovered this year from a
rout that lasted nearly 18 months. The following table shows average prices, as
calculated by the AA, in pence per litre. 
     
 May-16  Jun-16  Jul-16  Aug-16  Sep-16
  109.2   111.6   112.2   110.2   111.8
 
    HOUSEHOLD ENERGY
    The average yearly dual-fuel gas and electricity bill for customers from
Britain's big six energy suppliers on average standard variable tariffs has
remained unchanged from May to the end of August, the latest period for which
data is available, but prices rose for customers on the cheapest tariffs.
    The following table, using data from British energy regulator Ofgem, shows
average annual domestic fuel bills in pounds sterling.     
                                May-16   Jun-16   Jul-16   Aug-16
 Average standard variable     1065.97  1065.97  1065.97  1065.97
 tariffs                                                  
 Cheapest tariffs               723.23   723.23   779.36   782.18
 
    

 (Compiled by Martinne Geller, Susanna Twidale and Tom Bergin in London; Editing
by David Goodman)

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