Average price of traditional Christmas dinner ingredients in the U.K. rose by 7.5% in November in comparison to the same time last year, far outpacing inflation rate of 4.8%, according to government figures
December 22, 2011
– The average price of ingredients used to make a traditional Christmas dinner in the U.K. rose by 7.5% during November in comparison to the same time last year, far outpacing the general British inflation rate of 4.8% during that same period, Bloomberg reported on Dec. 22.
According to the Office of National Statistics, out of 22 ingredients used in a traditional Christmas dinner, the price of only three products (carrots, fresh double cream and potatoes) decreased.
In comparison with November 2010, the prices of products including cream crackers, European red wine (which went up by 14.2%), ground filter coffee and sponge cake increased the most. The price of chilled chicken and turkey steaks, respectively, increased by 7.2% and 3.8% during November 2011.
The primary source for this article is Bloomberg, New York, New York, on Dec. 22, 2011.