Market Report: Autumn 2016

Welcome to our collection of items of news and interest from the last quarter and review of the previous year.

RPI Summary

The annual movement for overall RPI has crept up slightly during the last quarter (1.6% in June to 2.0% in September) which reflects, apart from the odd blip, a slow but steady rise since October 2015.   Despite a significant downward spike of 6% between April and May (-5.5% to -11.5%) pork has returned to a gentle upward incline settling at -4.3% in September but still lower than June.  Elsewhere, beef was the only other reported commodity that showed a downward turn for the quarter (-5.2% down from -2.6%) with all others, despite some fluctuations, posting increases.  Looking forward, varying degrees of doom are being forecast by pundits across the board.  What we can say though, with reasonable certainty, is that there are tough times ahead!

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Market Report: June 2016

Welcome to our collection of items of news and interest from the last quarter and review of the previous year.

RPI SUMMARY

Overall, annual RPI has risen again by 0.4% for the second consecutive quarter to 1.6% (this versus 0.9% for March 2015). Excepting beef (down 2.1% to -2.4%), all other tracked commodities have risen – in stark contrast to the last quarter when all fell. The biggest climber was pork (up 3.2%) with, in descending order, fish, cereals and diary posting increases of 2.5%, 1.5% and 1% respectively. That said, all are still sitting below the 0% mark. Looking at both the last quarter and the last 12 months no clear patterns are emerging but we’ll be sure to see an impact following the EU vote – one way or another – next time round.

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