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Prices of Supermarket Items in T&T – Pre and Post Budget 2017

As part of its mandate to ensure fair pricing in the marketplace, the Consumer Affairs Division of the Ministry of Trade and Industry has been monitoring the prices of items at supermarkets in Trinidad and Tobago.  Between September 13th to 20th and October 10th to 20th 2017, a price survey of one hundred and eighteen (118) selected food items was conducted across forty-six (46) supermarkets in Trinidad and Tobago. These items were derived from a basket of goods survey administered by the Consumer Affairs Division in 2014. The objective of this basket of goods survey was to obtain information on the basic food purchasing habits of consumers at supermarkets with a view to determining a sample basic food basket for consumers across all income groups (low, middle and high). The Consumer Affairs Division continues to use this basket of selected goods to monitor prices on a monthly basis. The prices collected in September can be considered Pre-Budget prices while those collected in October can be considered Post-Budget.