With a few exceptions, the price of basic food items and raw materials needed for their production has risen sharply in Hungary. The reason is twofold: the coronavirus epidemic and the weather.
At least, this conclusion can be drawn from the market reports of the Institute of Agricultural Economics published in April, writes Portfolio.
The institute collected the prices of basic food items on the Budapest wholesale market. Some examples include:
There are, of course, a few things that have become cheaper.
For instance, the average price of domestically grown sweet peppers is HUF 680 (~EUR 1.88) per kilogram, which is 10 per cent cheaper than a year ago.
Hungarian cabbage from last year’s harvest was included in the selection for HUF 130 (~EUR 0.36) per kilogram, red cabbage for HUF 180 (~EUR 0.50), and kale for HUF 255 (~EUR 0.70) in the examined week; they are slightly cheaper than last year.