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Fruit and veg shortage stokes inflation

13 August 1997
Fruit and veg shortage stokes inflation

UK inflation has risen to its highest level for almost two years at 3.3%. The Office for National Statistics said that part of the rise was due to bad weather in June, which caused a shortage of vegetables and fruit and forced up fresh food prices.

However, seasonal food prices fell by 2.9% in July, compared with June, and fresh food prices had dropped 9.1% in July 1996. The steep fall has dropped out of the indexs 12-month average, so seasonal food showed an annual fall of just 0.7% against Junes annual fall of 7%.

  • Financial Times 13/08/97 page 1, page 8
  • The Daily Telegraph 13/08/97 page 1, page 25, page 27 (City Comment)
  • The Times 13/08/97 page 1, page 25 (Commentary)
  • The Independent 13/08/97 page 16, page 17 (Comment)
  • The Guardian 13/08/97 page 3, page 16 (Leader Comment)

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    Fruit and veg shortage stokes inflation

    13 August 1997
    Fruit and veg shortage stokes inflation

    UK inflation has risen to its highest level for almost two years at 3.3%. The Office for National Statistics said that part of the rise was due to bad weather in June, which caused a shortage of vegetables and fruit and forced up fresh food prices.

    However, seasonal food prices fell by 2.9% in July, compared with June, and fresh food prices had dropped 9.1% in July 1996. The steep fall has dropped out of the indexs 12-month average, so seasonal food showed an annual fall of just 0.7% against Junes annual fall of 7%.

  • Financial Times 13/08/97 page 1, page 8
  • The Daily Telegraph 13/08/97 page 1, page 25, page 27 (City Comment)
  • The Times 13/08/97 page 1, page 25 (Commentary)
  • The Independent 13/08/97 page 16, page 17 (Comment)
  • The Guardian 13/08/97 page 3, page 16 (Leader Comment)

    • Read more on:
    • News
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