Christmas arrives and the prices notice it. Since the beginning of the month, references have risen by more than 30% in the most extreme cases, where there is more pull for the holidays. Thus, prawns have increased their wholesale cost by 27% (to 38.06 euros per kilo), with a 21% increase over last year, and pineapple by 35%. The white grape, another of those that varies the most, does so by 20.2% (2.33 euros per kilo) despite being 14% cheaper than in 2021.
The trend is the opposite in fresh shrimp, since the wholesale price fell by 22% in the month, from 104.5 euros to 81.75 euros, based on data from Mercasa (with Mercamadrid, Mercabarna, Mercabilbao, Mercasevilla and Mercavalencia) collected by Servimedia. Frozen prawns, on the other hand, present decreases of 5% compared to the beginning of the month and 2021, and are now sold at 29.08 euros.
Other typical Christmas products have also increased in price compared to the beginning of the month, such as hake, which is sold at 9.58 euros per kilo (7.3%), although it is a price 25% lower than that of the same dates from last year. Sea bream, for its part, has increased by 19.2% so far this month, to 40.5 euros per kilo, which is also 3.4% higher than last year's price. In addition, sea bass is sold 18.8% more expensive, at 7.13 euros per kilo.
The suckling pig, on his side, is sold at 16.88 euros per kilo, a cost 6.3% higher than at the beginning of the month.
Not surprisingly, the largest increases compared to the beginning of the month are experienced by products not so closely linked to Christmas. The price of sardines climbed 81.7% to 5.16 euros per kilo, green peppers 45%, to 1.89 euros, and ripe tomatoes 41.1%. Custard apples (39.6%) and cauliflower (20.7%) have also increased by more than 20%.