Families spent 105 million more in supermarkets in January

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The biggest increases were in dairy (+24%) and groceries (+14%). Non-food sales rose 13%, well below food inflation

The year got off to a good start for families, who spent 907 million euros on household purchases in January. This is an increase of 13.1% compared to the same month last year, which translates into an extra 105 million euros in supermarket tills.

The data, from Nielsen, shows that the biggest increases were in dairy products, up 24% year-on-year, and groceries, up 14%. In total, of the 907 million euros spent in supermarkets and hypermarkets, 378.2 million euros were spent on grocery items, 48 million euros more than in January 2022. Dairy products accounted for 171.4 million euros, an increase of 33.5 million compared to last year.

Together, food and dairy accounted for 60.6% of the supermarket bill. Spending on frozen foods increased by 7%, but its weight in total spending fell from 7.4% in January 2022 to 7% this year. Still, frozen food weighed in at €63.5 million, up from €59.3 million in January last year.

Source: https://www.dn.pt/dinheiro/familias-gastaram-mais-105-milhoes-nos-supermercados-em-janeiro-15950030.html

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