Barometer

FOOD BASKET BAROMETER INDEX

Our food basket barometer is a project to track the prices of basic foods in South Africa, to analyse the dynamics behind food price fluctuations, and to compare comparative food prices. This is an ongoing project that is updated as and when new information becomes available. To access the discussion on any particular commodity or dynamic, please click on the relevant link below.

Introduction to the Average Basic Food Basketclick here
Price comparisons between Basic Protein Sources for Low-income Consumers – click here  

Protein Sources:

Polony – click here

IQF (Frozen Chicken) – click here
Eggs – under construction
Chicken Feet – under construction
Gizzards – under construction
Tinned Fish – under construction

Staples:

Rice – click here
Potatoes – under construction
Onions – under construction
Cooking Oil – under construction

Basic Vegetables:

Carrots – under construction
Butternut – under construction
Cabbage – under construction
School feeding scheme staples:
Apricot Jam – under construction
Peanut Butter – under construction