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Basic Food Basket increased in the first half of 2017

The food basket in the rest of the country’s urban areas registered a total of $ 279.34 dollars, which represents a reduction of 0.21 cents of dollars (0.07%)
  • Panamá América

The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) briefed in its monthly reports that the basic family food basket in Panama city reached 303.45 dollars last August, which represents an increase of 0.42%.

The report highlighted that the monthly increase in the capital city is mainly due to the rising costs in the legume, fruit, dairy, eggs, meat and miscellaneous groups.

The food basket in the rest of the country’s urban areas registered a total of $ 279.34 dollars, which represents a reduction of 0.21 cents of dollars (0.07%).

In August of this year, of the ten groups that make up the food and basic family baskets, four coincided to the downside which were cereals, vegetables and grease and sugar; and four upwards (meats, fruits, dairy products and eggs), while, two groups differed (legumes and miscellaneous), highlights the MEF in its report on this economic indicator.

The MEF also details in its monthly report that of the total of foods that make up the basket of the districts of Panama and San Miguelito (59), there were 32 decreases and 27 increases. In the interior of the country, of the 50 foods that make up this basket, 25 decreased, while 25 increased.

According to information provided by EFE, the price of the basic food basket is one of the problems that most afflicts the Panamanian population, who observe with concern that every time they goes to the supermarkets, the constant rise in food prices is notorious.

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