The anti-inflation quarter starting in October could be worth up to 150 euros in savings for families. The calculations are done by the consumer association Assoutenti which speaks of 4 billion euros in potential savings. Considering the annual expenditure of Italian families for the so-called “shopping cart”, food and home and personal care products, «a possible reduction in prices of 10% in the three months of application of the anti-inflation basket, to be October to December, would lead to an average saving of 155.3 euros per quarter for the typical family.”
We’re talking about 140 euros just for food shopping. “Savings that rise to 211.2 euros for a family with two children, 192 euros less just for food and drinks”, add the association. These are obviously estimates, given that the list of goods at reduced prices that will be passed by the Ministry of Business and Made in Italy is still missing.
In September, minister Adolfo Urso, at the end of the meeting with the leaders of Federalimentare, Unionfood, Centromarca and Ibc, initially skeptical of the initiative, spoke of a “collective effort by the country system to contain prices”. Despite the drop in the inflation rate to 5.4% in August, prices for shopping carts and food continue to remain high, marking +9.4%. Increases that weigh on families especially in the lower income brackets.
To stem the situation, the government launched the anti-inflation quarter already in July and is talking with distributors and producers to define the basket of goods that will be sold at controlled prices. at the moment we are talking about food goods and for personal care we intend to participate in the pharmacies and parapharmacies initiative.