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. Between 7th to 26th July 2021, the Consumer Affairs Division (CAD) conducted a retail price survey via in person, telephone and email of one hundred and thirty – two (132) selected items across forty-three (43) supermarkets in twenty-two (22) areas in Trinidad. A similar exercise is normally conducted by the Consumer Affairs Unit (CAU) of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) but prices were not provided this month due to the pandemic. The selected products, which impact consumers across all income groups, were derived from a Basket of Goods Survey conducted by the Consumer Affairs Division of the Ministry of Trade and Industry in 2014, which was repeated in 2019. The Division continues to use this basket of selected goods to monitor prices on a monthly basis.

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