In the UK, average prices for a representative “basket” of food and non-alcoholic beverages have risen by 14.6% in the 12 months to September 2022, driven in particular by increases in the prices of bread and cereals, meat, milk, cheese and eggs. The statistics are from the UK’s Office for National Statistics.
Media coverage has included:
- Sky News: Cost of living: Why are food prices rising at the fastest rate since 1980?
- The Economist: Food prices are outpacing wider inflation across most of the world
- The Financial Times: UK inflation hits 40-year high of 10.1% and Takeaway orders drop as food prices skyrocket
- The Guardian: UK inflation: which goods and services have risen most in price?
- The NFU: Food inflation – how the grocery landscape and buying behaviour is changing
See also the TABLE explainer What is food security?