Basket of Food Items Consumed for Easter 30% More Expensive Than Last Year

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This, however, will not be due to an increase in the number of fiscal receipts but in their value, caused by price hikes. This year, a more modest basket of food items consumed during the Easter holidays will amount to around HRK 550, the daily says.

Judging by surveys, as many as two in three or 66.5% of Croatians will economise on food for Easter as against 54.3% last year. Around 40% of respondents plan to spend up to HRK 500 and half of them plan to spend less than HRK 300.

The product range is broad, prices are as much as 30% higher and even though the offer is good, retailers are evidently not overloading the shelves and are much more careful about supplies compared to previous years, when Easter foodstuffs were sold one month after Easter, said Branko Bobetić of the Croatiastočar association of cattle breeders.

Croatians eat 5,000 to 6,000 tonnes of cured meats a year, of which 2,000 tonnes for Easter alone.

“Consumption in the week leading up to Easter is four times the average consumption and the good news is that more than 90% of those products are Croatian-made and are rarely imports, except for prosciutto,” he said.

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