Fresh Vegetable prices continue to climb in B.C.
After seeing a year over year increase of 26% in January, the latest yearly numbers beginning in February show an increase of 10.2%.
Things are getting better in western Canada.
“B.C., Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba all saw their fresh vegetable prices fall on a month over month basis due to some of the stores using a reduced prices as a loss-leader to get people into the supermarket.” Stats Canada Consumer Division Analyst Ian Lippert says.
Inflation rates in B.C. also show a drop in gas prices.
It’s down 9.4% from the same time last year after being up 5.3% in January.
Fresh fruit on the Canada level sky-rocketed 14.4% in the past year while B.C. only saw a 4.6% jump during the same period.
The Consumer Price Index in the province rose slightly in February to the tune of 1.6%