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Tomatoes, Chicken and Fresh Chili Peppers: How Much Has the Cost of Basic Products in the Mexican Diet

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National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi) released the National Consumer Price Index (INPC) for the first fortnight of November (Photo: ISABEL MATEOS /CUARTOSCURO.COM)

A month after Christmas celebrations began, the pockets of Mexicans were jolted by an increase in the percentage of inflation and the prices of some of the products that make up the basic consumer basket.

According to National Consumer Price Index (INPC) NS National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Ingei)In the first 15 days of November, consumer prices rose 0.69%, while the underlying index gained 0.15%. According to the institute, The increase in prices was driven by an increase in the cost of some products of agricultural origin and electricity rates., which grew by 24.16%.

In this sense, electricity is one of the commodities whose prices have increased because A growth of 24.16% was registered in the last fortnight. After this service, it was the most expensive product on the market with a fortnightly variation of 42.06%. Tomato, this diet is followed Cock (2.76%), Tomato (3.96%) and others fresh chili peppers (19.77%).

According to the National Consumer Price Index, the products whose prices increased during November were tomatoes, tomatoes, chicken, beef, some fresh peppers, as well as some vegetables and legumes (Photo: MARIO JASSO / CUARTOSCURO.COM)
According to the National Consumer Price Index, the products whose prices increased during November were tomatoes, tomatoes, chicken, beef, some fresh peppers, as well as some vegetables and legumes (Photo: MARIO JASSO / CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Similarly, Inegi indicated an increase of 0.77% beef and 4.83% inches Other vegetables and legumes, With regard to the increase in services in the last fortnight, it was reported that air transport increased by 7.08%, while prices increased by 7.08%. Lunch, Torteria, Tavern and Taqueriasi increased by 0.39%.

Products and services that presented falling prices were LP Domestic Gas, Low-octane gasoline, men’s shoes, pork loin, bags, suitcases and belts, telephone packages, Internet and pay television, televisions, women’s pants, tires and terminal communication equipment.

The states that had the most differences in prices were: sonora (4.5%), sinaloa (3.71%), Baja California Suri (2.84%), Baja California (2.49%), and chihuahua (1.43%). On the other hand, the states with variation below the national average were Oaxaca (-0.07%), San Luis Potosí (-0.02), Chiapas (-0.02%), Michoacan (-0.04%) and Yucatán (-0.08%).

Similarly, Inegi made a report of the area, which showed that Cities most affected by price volatility They are: Mexicali, Hermosillo, Esperanza, Culiacán, Huatabampo, La Paz, Matamoros, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua and Tulsingo. In contrast, the least affected areas are: Tehuantepec, Tapachula, Jacona, San Luis Potosí, Oaxaca, Izucar de Matamoros, Mérida, Villehermosa, Chetumal and Tuxtla Gutierrez.

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another thing that National Consumer Price Index (INPC) This was the minimum consumption basket price index during the first fortnight of November 2021, with fortnightly growth of 0.76% and 7.94% for the corresponding period in 2020, with figures of 0.11% and 3.61% respectively.

It should be noted that during the first half of November, annual inflation reached 7.05%, the highest level in more than two decades. However, the Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) He categorically rejected the rise in inflation and pointed out that the rise in the cost of certain products and services is related to “a global phenomenon”.

“It’s a global phenomenon, a crisis, now it’s after the pandemic, which is manifesting in all countries, we have inflation equal to that of the United States. In general, the inflation of Mexico compared to that of the United States. is more, in this case it is the same, they bring inflation of more than 6%, Brazil brings inflation of 11%”, assured the Mexican president during his morning conference on 24 November.

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