The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that there was a “small upward contribution” of pet food in this inflationary trend.
Notwithstanding the continuing inflation, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) detected a “small upward contribution” of pet food. This is happening in a time, where the customers have to fight against an increase of pet products by 3% from February to April (data from UK’s Consumer Prices Index (CPIH)).
Making things even worse, the war in Ukraine led to a price increase of 6.1% in February and March compared to the same period in the previous year. In April, an increase of 6.3% has been registered.
Adding pet collars to its indices to determine price inflation, the ONS can now cover 730 products and services in its collecting of about 180,000 price notations every months in 140 locations in the UK.