Spaniards spent 11.3% more in July on their shopping basket, according to NIQ

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Spaniards spent 11.3% more in July on their shopping basket, according to NIQ


Total sales of consumer goods in Spanish shopping baskets in July rose by 11.3% in value compared to the same period of the previous year, while volume experienced a slight increase of 0.8%, while prices registered a rise of 10.4%, according to data published by NIQ.

Specifically, food represented the largest outlay for Spanish households for yet another month, with an increase in sales in value of 13%, although it was also the category that experienced the greatest growth in demand, with an increase of 2.2% of volume sales.

However, both drugstore and perfumery, as well as beverages registered more moderate rises in sales in value of 10% and 7.2%, respectively. While beverages cut their demand by 1.4%, drugstore and perfumery increased their volume sales by 1.8%.

With regard to prices, they continue to register upward variations compared to a year earlier. Thus, food increased its price by 10.5%, while beverages did so by 8.7% and drugstores and perfumeries were 8% higher, compared to July 2022.

The behavior of July in terms of the most inflationary products maintained the trend, so sugar continued to be the one that increased its price the most compared to a year earlier, with an increase of 34.6%, followed by large-scale parapharmacy. consumption, 25.3% more; rice, 24.1% more; frozen vegetables, which increased by 20.8%.

While horchata, a typical summer product, registered a rise of 19.7%, followed by baby food (18.2%) or sunscreen, which registered a rise of 15.4%, the same percentage as experience the oil that re-enters the categories that achieve the highest inflation.

For their part, the products that register lower growth in their average price compared to July 2022 are coffee, which rises 3.5%, laundry detergents, with an increase of 2.9%; refrigerated ready meals, 2.6% more; nuts, 1.7% more or makeup, 1.3% more.

The report shows that facial treatment, in addition to significantly lowering its price, is the one that increases its demand the most, with 16.6% more in volume sales, due to the summer.

On the other hand, at the end of July, the private label continues to rise after registering a growth of 16.7%, compared to the 7.5% increase of the manufacturer brands, while sales in volume increased by 4.7% for private label, while manufacturer brands fell by 3.1%.