The Index for Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages increased from 144.5 in October 2022 to 145.9 in November 2022.
This reflects an increase of 1.0%.
Contributing significantly to this increase was the general upward movement in the prices of chilled or frozen beef; fresh beef; chilled or frozen pork; melongene; carrots; cucumber; pumpkin; onions; green (sweet) pepper and cabbage.
However, the full impact of these price increases was offset by the general decreases in the prices of tomatoes; ochroes; powdered milk- full cream; garlic; oranges; steak-fresh; shrimp-fresh; salted pig tail; Irish potatoes and crab- fresh.
A further review of the data for November 2022 compared with October 2022 reflected an increase in the sub-index for Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco of 0.7%.
A decrease in the sub-index for Clothing and Footwear 0.5% and Health 0.1%.
All other sections remained unchanged.