Fill food cart and buy It is quite a challenge for most of the families in our country, a tough test even for many households, for whom filling the fridge is not as easy as before.
Despite reduction in VAT on certain products and several messages from the government trying to downplay the issue the food continues through the roof Consumers drowning month after month.
This means that from now on, at first, individual statistical data will reflect only part of royal rise Consumers have been looking into their wallets ever since the current inflationary crisis began. So much so, that in the month of April it was recorded that the shopping basket for Spaniards is the most expensive, with an increase of 16.7%.
We spent 16.7% more in the shopping cart
what we see is in april our expenses were skyrocketing In the shopping cart, where beverages accounted for 16.5% growth in spend and 7.2% growth in value, while the drugstore and perfumery category saw sales growth of 13.3% in value and 8% in value.
Three categories achieved significant growth in demand, with volume increases of 6.7% for food, 8.7% for beverages, and 4.9% for drugstore and perfumery, primarily due to higher temperatures and compared to April 2022.
This data is mainly driven by a Significant jump in demandwhich registered an increase of 7%, when it registered a decrease of 5.3% last month, clarifies the consulting firm NielsenIQ.
At the same time, the average price was contained and increased by 9.1%, compared to the 15.2% increase in March 2023.
Healthy eating is becoming more and more of a concern
In this framework, the situation of food banks is also reflected, which not only face an increase in applicants each year, but also a decrease in reserve products In his pantry, partly aggravated by the transport strike. “We have gone from giving 25,967 kilos in the first four-month period of 2021 to 19,224 kilos in the same period of 2022,” explained the food distribution coordinator of San Felix Parish in Madrid.
Thus, on the other hand, and despite the difficulties that Spaniards are facing due to the current context, the concern to lead a healthy lifestyle is growing more and more. Thus, eight out of ten respondents worry about it, although there are always scope for improvement in consumption Healthy food like vegetables and fish.
However, one in four respondents say they are not satisfied with their fish consumption and admit they would like to increase it, while in the case of vegetables, those dissatisfied drop to one in five.
On the other hand, the survey shows commitment to sustainable food, Thus, 27% admitted that they had reduced their meat consumption in the past year and 16% confirmed that they had at least considered doing so.