How Your Grocery Bill Fares Amid Rising Raw Material Prices
Customers wearing protective masks queue to buy supplies from a grocery store during a lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus in Mumbai, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)  

How Your Grocery Bill Fares Amid Rising Raw Material Prices

Prices of groceries and other essentials rose over the last few months as raw material prices rise.

Crude palm oil—key to making food products like biscuits, bread, chocolate and ice cream, and cosmetics—prices rose to the highest in five years at $951 per tonne, according to Bloomberg data. That’s expected to have a ripple effect on the prices of key products. And that’s only one among the raw inputs.

Here’s how your grocery bill has turned costlier of late:

Oils And Salt

The price of Fortune sunflower oil has increased by Rs 20 to Rs 195 a litre, according to data collated by BloombergQuint.

How Your Grocery Bill Fares Amid Rising Raw Material Prices

The ingredients for your morning cuppa—milk and coffee or tea—have also turned expensive.

How Your Grocery Bill Fares Amid Rising Raw Material Prices

Prices of pulses and wheat flour have, however, remained unchanged.

How Your Grocery Bill Fares Amid Rising Raw Material Prices

While prices of some vegetables rose, others have remained stable.

How Your Grocery Bill Fares Amid Rising Raw Material Prices

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