The cost of the average grocery basket rose during June, new research has revealed.
Prices for the UK’s most popular grocery products rose for the first time in over six months, with data from groceries website, mySupermarket.co.uk, revealing that an average basket of products increased slightly from £86.60 in May to £86.84 in June.
When compared to 12 months ago, however, the same basket in June 2014 was 5.5 per cent more expensive at £91.88.
The products that increased the most were onions (up 11 per cent), bananas (up five per cent) and carrots (up 4.3 per cent). The biggest fallers were broccoli (down 17.3 per cent), pasta (down five per cent) and mushrooms (down 3.7 per cent).
Gilad Simhony, CEO of mySupermarket, commented: “Although there has been only a slight increase, we are closely monitoring whether this marks the beginning of price increases at supermarkets, unseen during the recent period of supermarket price wars. Shoppers should keep an eye on whether their favourite products are in fact going up and whether they can be found cheaper elsewhere.”