Sinaloa.- The basic basket product prices is that so Very highJose grieves Valenzuela as he attends his fruit and vegetable stall at the Mercado Garmandia in Culiacán.
He recalled that about 4 years ago he spent between 180 and 220 pesos on vegetables, fruits, meat and chicken, but since last year and so far this year, he brings less produce to his home, and has more money for his needs. Accordingly, spend up to 400 pesos. To prepare the meal of the day.
For more than 35 years, Jose has devoted himself to the sale of fruits and vegetables, and has been a direct witness of how the prices of certain fruits go up and down for a variety of reasons, but he believes that for the last three months from the date on which the price increase is determined, up to the year Many products almost unattainable for minimum earners.
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He explained that one of the main reasons that the original basket has more products, is rise in inflation Which is currently registered at 7.2 percent, forcing consumers to reduce their purchases.
For a week now, avocado has been one of those vegetables whose price has increased significantly. Before being offered at 85 pesos, a kilogram cost 150 pesos; After this, a kilo of lemon comes at the rate of 70 pesos per kg.
The price of purple onion ranges between 30 to 45 pesos per kg. Chili (poblano) for the filling is sold for 40 pesos and was one of the products that kept its value, but is now very expensive. All of these products are essential in homes and food businesses.
Jose recalled that in previous years the prices of fruits and vegetables increased when they were brought in from other states and charged for goods and gasoline, but since last year they have not stopped being expensive.