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Here's how much food prices went up in Canada last month

People shop in a grocery store in Montreal, Wednesday, November 16, 2022. The CEOs of Canada's largest grocery store chains have been summoned to a House of Commons committee to answer for rising grocery prices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The price of food purchased from grocery stores went up 11.4 per cent in January, according to Statistics Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

Overall inflation may be easing, but food prices continue to soar in Canada.

According to Statistics Canada's latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) report, food prices – which includes both groceries and food from restaurants – increased 10.4 per cent year-over-year in January, up from 10.1 per cent in December.

Restaurant food prices increased 8.2 per cent in January, up from 7.7 per cent in December, amid higher prices for fast food and takeout. While the price of food purchased from grocery stores dipped slightly in December to 11 per cent, it picked up steam again in January, increasing 11.4 per cent.

Here's a list of the year-over-year price increases for food from Canadian grocery stores.

Meat: + 7.3 per cent

Dairy products: +12.4 per cent

Cheese: +10.4 per cent

Bakery products: +15.5 per cent

Fresh fruit: +10.9 per cent

Apples: +12.3 per cent

Fresh vegetables: +14.7 per cent

Lettuce: +35.3 per cent

Tomatoes: +17.5 per cent

Potatoes: +15.9 per cent

Eggs: +15.6 per cent

Fresh milk: +11.4 per cent

Pasta products: +19.5 per cent

Frozen food preparations: +13.7 per cent

Fresh or frozen poultry: +12.7 per cent

Processed meat: +7.3 per cent

Coffee and tea: +13.4 per cent

Edible fats and oils: +22.3 per cent

Condiments, spices and vinegars: +10.8%

Alicja Siekierska is a senior reporter at Yahoo Finance Canada. Follow her on Twitter @alicjawithaj.

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