El Salvador's basic food basket cost jumps in June
The price of the basic food basket in urban zones of El Salvador jumped by 6.27 dollars in June. In rural areas the increase was 4.08 dollars.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The increase in food prices coincided with the increase in the minimum wage.
At least six products in the basic food basket have the highest prices in Central America.
DIGESTYC indicates that despite an inflation of 9.9% in August (0.03% higher than the 9.6% in July) the rising trend in price of the Basic Food Basket was detained.
The monthly cost of the Basic Family Food Basket (CBFA) increased in August by 1.5% in comparison to July.
Over the past five years, the basic basket of consumer goods has risen by 42 dollars, or 67.5 percent, but just in the past year it has gone up by 28 dollars.
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