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FACTBOX-Brexit impact on British consumers
January 3, 2017 / 1:38 PM / a year ago

FACTBOX-Brexit impact on British consumers

(Adds latest data)
    LONDON, Jan 3 (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 from May, the month before Britain voted to leave the European Union,
through the end of the year. 
 
    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 and Morrisons. The
prices are in pounds sterling and exclude multi-buy promotions.   
 Product          May-16  Jun-16  Jul-16  Aug-16  Sep-16  Oct-16  Nov-16  Dec-16
                                                                                
 Apples             3.52    3.56    3.69    3.67    3.59    3.52     3.6    3.36
 (8)                                                                      
 Baked Beans        0.79    0.78    0.79    0.77    0.78     0.8    0.79     0.8
 (415 g)                                                                  
 Bananas (8)        1.29    1.47    1.37    1.35    1.34    1.37    1.36    1.48
 Breakfast          3.83    3.84    3.81     3.8    3.75    3.79    3.78     3.8
 Cereal (750 g)                                                           
 Broccoli           0.72    0.74    0.74    0.73    0.65    0.65    0.92    0.94
 (400 g)                                                                  
 Butter (250        1.51    1.51    1.56    1.55     1.6    1.62    1.63    1.62
 g)                                                                       
 Carrots (1         2.05    2.13    2.07     2.1    2.08       2       2    2.17
 kg)                                                                      
 Cheddar Cheese     4.45    4.37    4.36    4.35    4.34    4.28     4.3     4.3
 (500 g)                                                                  
 Cola               2.63    2.65    2.68    2.62    2.63    2.64    2.51    2.44
 (2L)                                                                     
 Crisps             1.35    1.36    1.39    1.36    1.29    1.35    1.34    1.33
 (6x25g)                                                                  
 Cucumber (1)       0.51    0.51     0.5    0.51    0.53    0.54    0.55    0.56
 Deli Bacon &       1.96    1.97    2.02    2.02    2.01       2    1.99    2.01
 Ham (120 g)                                                              
 Eggs               2.62    2.61    2.61    2.62    2.62    2.61     2.6    2.65
 (12)                                                                     
 Fresh Chicken      7.74    7.92    8.07     7.9    7.67    7.84    7.78    7.73
 Pieces (1kg)                                                             
 Fresh              3.63    3.59     3.8    3.86    3.81    3.69    3.76    3.87
 Peppers (6)                                                              
 Frozen Chips       1.54    1.51    1.51    1.49     1.5    1.49    1.49    1.53
 (1kg)                                                                    
 Frozen Fish        3.05    3.02    3.02       3    2.98    2.98    2.95    3.04
 Fingers (500 g)                                                          
 Frozen Pizza       1.87    1.87    1.81    1.86    1.83    1.81    1.82    1.78
 (350 g)                                                                  
 Fruit Juices       2.81    2.78    2.82    2.81    2.81    2.76    2.66    2.66
 (2L)                                                                     
 Fruit Yogurt        1.8    1.87    1.84    1.87    1.84    1.79    1.87    1.93
 (4x125 g)                                                                
 Grapes (500        2.02    2.03    2.01     2.1    2.11    2.26    2.21     2.3
 g)                                                                       
 Kitchen Towels     3.66    3.62    3.59    3.66    3.62     3.6    3.55    3.49
 (4 rolls)                                                                
 Leaf Salad         2.13    2.17    2.16    2.15    2.17    2.17    2.05    2.04
 (200 g)                                                                  
 Milk (2.27         1.67    1.66    1.67    1.69    1.68    1.67    1.65    1.67
 L)                                                                       
 Minced Beef        3.81    3.77    3.78    3.79    3.72    3.61    3.62    3.64
 (750 g)                                                                  
 Mushrooms           1.3    1.33     1.4    1.39     1.6     1.8    1.83    1.56
 (300 g)                                                                  
 Onions (1          0.72    0.71    0.78    0.78    0.98    1.02       1    1.02
 kg)                                                                      
 Pasta (1 kg)       0.26    0.26    0.28    0.28    0.27     0.3     0.3    0.29
 Potatoes           2.89    2.84    2.81    2.81    2.88     2.9     2.8    2.79
 (2.5 k)                                                                  
 Red Pasta Sauce     2.5    2.53    2.67    2.63    2.68    2.66    2.57     2.6
 (500 g)                                                                  
 Sausages &         2.41    2.42    2.42     2.4     2.4     2.4    2.41    2.42
 Chipolatas (454                                                          
 g)                                                                       
 Squash Drink       1.47    1.51     1.5    1.51    1.51    1.52    1.51    1.51
 (1 L)                                                                    
 Toilet Paper       4.25    4.18    4.14    4.13    4.08     4.1    4.24    4.25
 (9 rolls)                                                                
 Tomatoes            2.6    2.48    2.49    2.54    2.56    2.54    2.45    2.47
 (500 g)                                                                  
 White Bread        1.26    1.26    1.26    1.27    1.27    1.28    1.28    1.28
 (800 g)                                                                  
                                                                                
 Total Basket      82.59   82.83   83.44   83.35   83.19    83.4   83.18   83.33
               
    FUEL 
    The average price of unleaded petrol across Britain has risen, according to
the Automobile Association (AA), as oil prices recovered 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  Oct-16  Nov-16
  109.2   111.6   112.2   110.2   111.8   115.1   116.6
        
    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 the year, helped by price freezes the
companies announced in November and December. Prices for customers on the
cheapest tariffs rose in the back half of the year due to higher wholesale power
and gas prices, which rebounded along with other commodities such as coal and
oil.
    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   Sep-16   Oct-16   Nov-16
 Average          1065.97  1065.97  1065.97  1065.97  1065.97  1065.97  1065.97
 standard                                                               
 variable                                                               
 tariffs                                                                
 Cheapest          723.23   723.23   779.39   801.37   754.64   803.54   897.18
 tariffs                                                                
 
 (Compiled by Martinne Geller, Susanna Twidale and Tom Bergin in London; Editing
by David Goodman)

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