Here's how much food prices went up in Canada last month
Overall inflation may be easing, but food prices continue to soar in Canada.
According to Statistics Canada's latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) report, food prices – which includes both groceries and food from restaurants – increased 10.4 per cent year-over-year in January, up from 10.1 per cent in December.
Restaurant food prices increased 8.2 per cent in January, up from 7.7 per cent in December, amid higher prices for fast food and takeout. While the price of food purchased from grocery stores dipped slightly in December to 11 per cent, it picked up steam again in January, increasing 11.4 per cent.
Here's a list of the year-over-year price increases for food from Canadian grocery stores.
Meat: + 7.3 per cent
Dairy products: +12.4 per cent
Cheese: +10.4 per cent
Bakery products: +15.5 per cent
Fresh fruit: +10.9 per cent
Apples: +12.3 per cent
Fresh vegetables: +14.7 per cent
Lettuce: +35.3 per cent
Tomatoes: +17.5 per cent
Potatoes: +15.9 per cent
Eggs: +15.6 per cent
Fresh milk: +11.4 per cent
Pasta products: +19.5 per cent
Frozen food preparations: +13.7 per cent
Fresh or frozen poultry: +12.7 per cent
Processed meat: +7.3 per cent
Coffee and tea: +13.4 per cent
Edible fats and oils: +22.3 per cent
Condiments, spices and vinegars: +10.8%
Alicja Siekierska is a senior reporter at Yahoo Finance Canada. Follow her on Twitter @alicjawithaj.
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