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Food consumption in Spanish households contracted in the last year

The Household Food Consumption report released recently by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA), with data up to June 2021, reveals that in the last rolling year (from July 2020), shopping baskets were filled with a total of 30,637 tons of food and beverages; 0.2% less than in the previous twelve months.

Spending, however, increased by 1.5% (€76,677 million), mostly as a result of the 1.7% rise in average food prices up to June 2021, according to the MAPA.

The household volume records were negative in both January and February 2020 (-0.5% and -0.1%, respectively), before rising from March last year (+1.3%) to May 2021 (+1.6%), with percentage rises of up to 11.2% in between.

Annual per capita household consumption stood at 663.26 kilos per person, out of which 95 kg corresponded to fresh fruit and 83.14 kg to vegetables.

9.6% drop in June alone
In June alone, household food consumption reached 2,451 tons (-9.6% compared to June 2020) and its value stood at 5,910 million Euro (-10.1%).

All categories recorded volume declines, including fresh vegetables and potatoes, with a 12.3% drop.

The stores of choice for the purchase of food and beverages for the home were again supermarkets and self-service stores, which reached a share of 46.8% in the last rolling year, ahead of discount stores (15.4%), traditional stores (13.4%), hypermarkets (13.1%) and online commerce (2.5%).



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