A survey carried out by Procon-RJ between the 21st of August and the 2nd of September showed that the variation in prices of basic foodstuffs in municipalities in the state of Rio de Janeiro was up to 46%. The biggest variation occurred in Niterói, a city where the consumer found a pack of 20 eggs from R$ 7.89 to R$ 11.50.
In the state capital, agents of the State Procon found a variation of 22% for the price of rice, which cost from R$27.79 to R$33.98, and 24% for the price of wheat flour, which ranged from R$3.99 to R$4.98.
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In Nova Iguaçu, the price variation of soy oil and sugar was around 15%, while beans in Nilópolis varied 23%. In Campos dos Goytacazes, 500g of pasta cost from R$4.29 to R$4.99. In Macaé, the price of cornmeal varied 14%, while that of cassava flour varied 29%. The price of salt in Nova Friburgo varied 17%.
Procon agents carried out a price survey of basic food products for consumers in Rio de Janeiro. The items surveyed were: rice, black beans, soy oil, milk, eggs, sugar, salt, cornmeal, pasta, wheat flour, cassava flour.
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The price survey was carried out in 26 establishments that sell these foods in the period in Rio de Janeiro, Macaé, Campos dos Goytacazes, Niterói, Nova Iguaçu, Nilópolis and Nova Friburgo.
The complete survey of Procon RJ, which went to 26 establishments in the state of Rio, can be consulted here.
Source: BoF Rio de Janeiro
Edition: Eduardo Miranda