Parents will also spend more on diapers, with the average price increasing by 17.8 percent. Toilet paper of all types has risen by more than 11 pieces, with quilted toilet paper prices up an average of 48p.
Mustard has seen some of the biggest jumps in price, with some brands up more than 60 per cent, including Waitrose’s organic mustard with honey. The price of Colman’s English mustard is up 39p, or a third.
However, one item has more than quadrupled in price since May 2021: Morrisons’ apple crumbles are up 341 pieces to £1.50.
Other individual items that have seen sharp price increases include Radox shower gel (up 167 units), 1.75 liter bottles of Coca-Cola (97 units) and Asda’s freefrom spaghetti (88.9 units).
Why are prices rising so much?
Experts have attributed the rise in prices of most supermarket items to the energy crisis, rising fuel prices and fertilizer shortages.
Sanctions against Russia, the world’s largest exporter of fertilizers, have pushed up prices by more than 400 percent. Norwegian manufacturer Yara announced plans to cut production shortly after the invasion began, putting further pressure on supply chains.
The industry giant said it was temporarily curbing production at its factories in France and Italy due to the rise in gas prices, prompting industry association Fertilizers Europe to call on the EU to “act decisively to reduce dependence on Russian raw materials and fertilisers “.
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