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How everyday food items have risen in price in the past 12 months

Food prices have risen in the past 12 months (Yui Mok/PA)
Food prices have risen in the past 12 months (Yui Mok/PA)

Families faced yet another steep jump in the cost of their weekly shop last month as food prices hit a fresh 45-year high.

Food and non-alcoholic drinks inflation soared from 16.4% in November to 16.8%, marking the highest level since September 1977, according to official data.

Everyday items were once again among those seeing the biggest price hikes, with surging costs of dairy products and sugar.

Here are some examples of how the cost of food has risen in the past year.

The figures are based on the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure of inflation and have been published by the Office for National Statistics.

In each case, the figure is the percentage change in the average price over the 12 months to December 2022.

(PA Graphics)

Low-fat milk 46%
Olive oil 39.5%
Whole milk 38.5%
Sugar 38.5%
Cheese and curd 32.6%
Butter 29.3%
Pasta products and couscous 29.1%
Eggs 28.9%
Margarine and other vegetable fats 24.2%
Jams, marmalades and honey 24.2%
Sauces, condiments, salt, spices and culinary herbs 22.8%
Ready-made meals 21.7%
Bread 20.5%
Pork 19%
Poultry 18.7%
Frozen seafood 18.4%
Edible ices and ice cream 18%
Yoghurt 17.6%
Potatoes 17.5%
Fresh or chilled fish 16.3%
Crisps 14.1%
Pizza and quiche 13.2%
Chocolate 10.7%
Rice 9.7%
Breakfast cereals and other cereal products 9.5%
Confectionery products 6.6%
Fresh or chilled fruit 6.4%
Dried fruit and nuts 5%