Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Interesting inflation chart

Recession forces down sales of fruit and vegetables as shoppers opt for crisps and frozen pizzas

In the past year the Daily Mail Cost of Living Index has found price increases of up to 50 per cent on many imported items.

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19 thoughts on “Interesting inflation chart

  • is their maths on the alcohol correct?

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  • dead spider says:

    Is my mafermatiks wrong ?

    Jacobs creek chardonnay was £6.49 , now £4.99 , and that’s a 13.7% INCREASE ?

    I make it a 23.11% DECREASE .

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  • montesquieu says:

    Dunno if anyone else had made the same observation, it seem to me that unless you buy the cheapest rubbish or stuff on loss leader special, decent wine has gone up substantially, by my guess 20%+ in the last year.

    Anyway re recession=worse food equation, I think that’s an extension of a deliberate strategy among the scumsville classes, if you eat enough chips and cheese-crust pizza to make yourself so seriously obese it affects your mobility, then the gubbernment gives you a free car. it’s an investment innit …!

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  • All part of the GM programme.

    If you are rich you eat properly.

    The poor “useless eaters” will have to eat what is much easier to produce. Hyperinflation will have it’s uses in this highly profitable conditioning…….IT’S CALLED CHANGE and we all know that change is GOOD.

    and out!

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  • I’m alright – I stocked up on five years’ supply of fresh fruit and veg last year before sterling tanked, and stored it in the loft.

    I’m not looking forward to shifting it all though; I’ve decided to move house as a nasty smell has developed over the last few months.

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  • happy mondays says:

    @ s2rjul07 smart move, the bast**ds will not catch me out either, i have ordered a daily curry from bombay nights to be delivered for the next 3 yrs and paid in advance @ yesterdays prices..

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  • george monsoon says:

    hang on.. what about the farming industry in the UK. We have swaithes of land that could be turned to our advantage instead of importing expensive food from outside the UK.

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  • 6. george.. Eco towns are far more important for UK over population programme hence GM.

    Sorry! More crap, but got to keep building houses and cramming the strays in! BTL mate. This is our economy. lol

    Don’t like it, try and escape.

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  • Jacobs creek chardonnay was £6.49 , now £4.99 , and that’s a 13.7% INCREASE ?

    I make it a 23.11% DECREASE .

    Some things have come down, but if you look at the chart in the Mail, most things have gone up!!!!

    and a lot too!

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  • general congreve says:

    Great, s there’s going to be even more fat unattractive women in the UK? UK Plc. Sponsered by Chicago Town Pizza. As if us men folk haven’t suffered enough in recent years. Hardly see any of those of horrendous monsters over here in Sweden thankfully and good food is flipping expensive here. What’s wrong with the UK?!?!

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  • george monsoon says:

    General Congreve @ 9

    whats wrong with the uk? … Whats right with it!!

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  • dead spider says:

    #9. hpwatcher

    Sorry , my point (and that of Alan Lubin) is that the chart in the Mail is mathematically incorrect .

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  • As he stood in front of the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind St Peter.

    He asked, ‘What are all those clocks?’

    St. Peter answered, ‘Those are Lie-Clocks. Everyone on earth has a Lie-Clock.

    Every time you lie the hands on your clock move.’

    ‘Oh’, said the man. ‘Whose clock is that?’

    ‘That’s Mother Teresa’s’, replied St. Peter. ‘The hands have never moved, indicating that she never told a lie.’

    ‘Incredible’, said the man. ‘And whose clock is that one?’

    St. Peter responded, ‘That’s Abraham Lincoln’s clock. The hands have moved twice, telling us that
    Abraham told only two lies in his entire life.’

    ‘Where’s Gordon Brown’s clock?’ asked the man.

    ‘Brown’s clock is in Jesus’s office. He’s using it as a ceiling fan.’

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  • Not sure how you compare supermarket wine at two different points in time and across supermarkets. Before or after the “reduction”, and which “reduction” (1/3 off, 20% off for 6, £2.49 off etc.)?

    If you want cheaper fruit and veg just make the secret sign and tell the checkout person you want the ONS price.

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  • dead spider says:

    Looking at a few of the prices ie Basmati rice , Birds Eye fish fingers , 3 mixed peppers , 24 weetabix , they are today’s Sainsbury’s prices to the penny .

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  • Alan Lubin, dead spider
    – Yes the intern who was sent out to do the alcohol numbers must’ve had a few herself.

    Stella +4.4%
    JC Chardonnay -23.1%
    WB Cabernet Sauvignon -30.8%
    Total -20.4%

    I don’t drink much at all, but for many households that would only last one day not one week.

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  • ^^… Mind you if you go to Sainsbury’s (if you’re right dead spider) website now you’ll see 4*440ml Stella is £4.98 – so probably best to ignore the whole thing really. It is the Daily Mail after all.

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  • dead spider says:

    51ck-6-51x
    “best to ignore” / “It is the Daily Mail”

    Now , that’s what I thought .

    If they can’t get a simple thing correct why bother with ’em .

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  • Coincidental enough I was reading a report from a body that provide in-depth data to the big supermarkets regarding what’s in what’s out on the food front. Crisps were down significantly.

    God only knows where the Daily Mail got their stats from. The crisp eaters appreciation society no doubt.

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