AQW 313/22-27

Ms Paula Bradshaw
Alliance Party
South Belfast

Tabled Date: 20/05/2022
Answered On Date: 08/06/2022
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister for the Economy to outline what information his Department holds on the difference in overall grocery prices between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

The Department for the Economy purchases grocery category prices for Northern Ireland and Great Britain produced by the retail analysts Kantar.
Kantar monitors the prices of items purchased by a panel of shoppers in NI and GB and uses these prices to create an average/composite price per pack for certain grocery categories. They also produce an average total grocery price, which refers to all grocery items purchased in a given period and is a combination of all categories.