Spain: Eggplant price increased by 660% in August

In August, the price of eggplant has increased by 660%. The price in the store was thus 7.6 times higher than the price the producer received for this it. This according to figures extracted from the monthly price indicator IPOD (├Źndice de Precios and Origen y Destino de los Alimentos), the union of Spanish consumers UCE and the federation of housewives, consumers and users CEACCU.

Zucchini prices in August also soared, the increase being 632%, or 7.32 times. The price of the Sandia melon, an important summer fruit, rose from with 546% between producer to retail, which is 6.46 times.

For the salad tomato there was a price increase of 409% (5.09 times higher), the green pepper 359% (4.59 times higher) and the red pepper 261% (3.61 times higher). The cucumber rose 376% in price (4.76 times higher), the lettuce 422% (5.22 times higher) and watermelon 241% (3.41 times higher).


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