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Tag: Basic Foods Basket

  • Thursday, October 12th 2017 - 20:55 UTC

    Global food prices up 0.8% in September, according to FAO Index

    Argentina and Brazil are expected to be the main beneficiaries of the projected expansion in world trade in coarse grains.

    Global food prices rose slightly in September, as firmer prices of vegetable oils and to a lesser extent dairy products offset declining prices for staple cereal grains. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 178.4 points for the month of September, up 0.8% from August and marking a 4.3% increase from a year earlier.

  • Friday, September 23rd 2016 - 10:55 UTC

    An Argentine family to remain above the poverty line needs US$ 820 a month

    This is the first time Indec publishes basket estimates since 2013, when ex president Cristina Fernandez ordered no further releases of poverty and indigence estimates.

    An Argentine average household made up of a couple with two children 6 and 8 years old needs 12.489 Pesos (approx US$ 820) to remain above the poverty line according to the stats office, Indec estimate for the month of August. The same household will have to pay 5.176 Pesos (approx US$ 340) for the Basic food basket, not to drop to indigence.

  • Friday, May 9th 2014 - 07:20 UTC

    The 'indigence' basic food basket in Argentina climbed 40% in 12 months

    To keep out of poverty an average Argentine family needs approx 600 dollars per month, according to FIEL

    An average Argentine family during the month of April needed 4.779 Pesos (approx. 600 dollars) not to be included in the poverty category, which represents an increase of 1.6% over March, of 20% in the first four months of the year and 40.5% in the last twelve months, according to the latest report from the Latin American Economic Research Foundation, FIEL.

  • Tuesday, August 10th 2010 - 11:51 UTC

    Basic Foods’ Basket in Argentina increased 35.9% in twelve months

    CBA and CBT help to measure indigence and poverty in Buenos Aires City

    The Basic Foods Basket, CBA, an index from Argentina’s Foundation for Latin American Economic Research (FIEL) increased 0.6% in July compared to the previous month, 21% in the first seven months of the year, and 35.9% over a year ago.