<pre><pre>Warning about food prices: Eastern Beast means that Christmas dinner will cost even more | United Kingdom | News

Figures from the Department of Food and Rural Affairs show that the cost of potatoes has increased by 186 percent, while carrots, parsnips and Brussels sprouts have soared by around 50 percent.

The Eastern Beast is being blamed for rising prices, as farmers across the country reported a drop in crop yields this year when the abnormal storm destroyed their crops and delayed the rotation plans.

In October of last year, a kilogram of carrots costs 34 pence, but now it will cost 50 pence, an increase of 47 percent.

Parsnips was 82p but will now cost £ 1.29 per kilo gram, an increase of 57 percent, and the cost of Brussels sprouts has increased by 42 percent, up to £ 1.04 from 73p.

The Eastern Beast struck in two waves around the end of February and the beginning of March, with snow covering the whole country and less temperatures for two weeks.

The temperatures reached a chilling bone -12 ° C and there were serious interruptions in travel and power lines, but it seems that farmers were the most affected in the long term.

The bad news continues for wine lovers: the price of an average wine bottle increases by 10 percent year-on-year and The Times reports that the price could increase even more when the budget is announced next week.

However, not everything is pessimism, especially if cauliflower is your favorite vegetable.

In fact, the cost of vegetables has fallen by around 15 percent. The data from Defra show that the average head in 2017 was 52p, but a kilogram of cauliflower will now only cost 44p.

But an increase in grain prices and the cost of labor after an increase in the national minimum wage has been attributed to an increase in the cost of turkeys by six percent.

However, agricultural analyst Aidan Wright believes that consumer portfolios may not feel the full force of the price increase.

He told the Times: "Much of the increase will be absorbed by suppliers who will see lower margins.

"Yes, we will see higher prices, but the quality of the harvest outside the land is still unknown, so we still do not know the total impact."

A subsequent analysis by the Daily Mail said experts blamed the increase in household food bills due to extreme weather that will affect the consumer at more than £ 85 per year, equivalent to £ 7.15 per month.

The newspaper noted the analysis made by the Center for Economics and Business Research that said in August that extreme weather earlier this year had put "particular stress on agricultural costs and yields."