Eggs 35% more expensive than a year ago

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With the approach of Easter, many people's thoughts will be turning to eggs. Price rises over the last 12 months are making them a costly commodity, though not yet quite as expensive as the Faberge variety.

According to Eurostat data, in January 2023 eggs cost 35.2% more in Latvia than they did a year earlier.

In Estonia the egg annual price rise was an even bigger 56.3%, while in Lithuania it was 49.3%.

Egg inflation, January 2023
Egg inflation, January 2023

Across the EU as a whole egg prices were 30% higher than in January 2022. The highest increase in annual inflation for eggs was recorded in Czechia (+85% in January 2023 compared with January 2022), followed by Hungary (+80%) and Slovakia (+79%). Smaller but still substantial increases were recorded in Germany and Luxembourg (both +18%), and Austria (+19%). 


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