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The price of a basket of essential goods is low, but there are goods that have risen in price by more than 10% in a week. Know what

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The cost of a basket of basic foodstuffs for the last week – from 6 to 13 July – fell by 0.97% (2 euros) to 204.79 euros. However, since February 23, on the eve of the outbreak of the armed conflict in Ukraine, the same basket has already risen in price by 11.53%, that is, by 21.16 euros.

As conclusions from DECO Protest which since February 23, every Wednesday, based on the prices collected the day before, has been tracking the prices of a basket of 63 staples, which includes goods such as turkey, chicken, hake, horse mackerel, onions, potatoes, carrots, bananas, apples, oranges, rice, spaghetti, sugar, ham, milk, cheese and butter.

In the reviewed week, double-digit price increases were recorded for some products: between 6 and 13 July, the ten products with the highest price increase were strawberry liquid yogurt (17%), horse mackerel (14%), honey flakes (10%), Frankfurt sausages ( 8%), tuna in vegetable oil (8%), maria biscuits (7%), crustless bread loaf (7%), tomato pulp (6%), extra virgin olive oil (5%) and black swordfish ( four%).

Looking exclusively at the product categories with the largest price increases between February 23 and July 6, fish and meat stand out the most, with increases of 17.39% and 13.2% respectively. The top 10 foods with the highest price increases in the past five months (February 23 to July 13) are Fresh Hake (51%), Salmon (45%), 100% Cooking Oil (37%), Whole Chicken (31%), strawberry liquid yogurt (28%), cake flour (25%), Maria cookies (24%), pork chop (20%), turkey steak (20%) and Carolino rice (19%).

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The problem is historical: Portugal is heavily dependent on foreign markets to guarantee the supply of cereals needed for domestic consumption. Currently, they account for only 3.5% of national agricultural production – mainly corn (56%), wheat (19%) and rice (16%). And if in the early 90s self-sufficiency in grain was about 50%, then at present the value does not exceed 19.4%, which is one of the lowest rates in the world and forces the country to import about 80% of the consumed cereals. consume.

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Debt collected by Social Security to reach lowest in a decade in 2021 – ECO

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TUGA offers new electric vehicles in three segments: from sports to trucks – Computers

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TUGA offers new electric vehicles in three segments: from sports to trucks - Computers

Based in Vancouver, Canada but co-founded by Portuguese Cesar Barbosa, TUGA Innovations is developing solutions for urban mobility. AT February showed its first working prototype of the TUGA electric car, but has now revealed its plans to develop a whole family of urban mobility solutions.whether for use by independent consumers or for operators with a fleet of commercial models.

The company says that based on market research, it has decided to change its strategy, highlighting TUGA Innovations’ ability to easily transform the functional design aspects of its base model. So it’s over several predefined vehicle configurations which, although sharing a few common design featurestarget different uses and customer needs, whether it is a focus on mobility, services or utilities.

TUGA Innovations offers three vehicle categories as well as proprietary component options such as retractable rear axle or retractable landing gear, which the company later says will be segmented to suit different market sectors..

See the various TUGA models in the gallery:

The first category is dedicated limited-edition high-performance cars that can transformsuch as removing the front windshield and rear bin to create the look of a roadster. They fit the TUGA Thunder and TUGA Falcon models.

The second group of vehicles includes TUGA Commuter and TUGA Deliver, which, in fact, are demonstration models of the manufacturer. They allow you to swap body parts that have now been redone with more safety components added.. Vehicles can also be purchased in a package called Mobility as a Service (MaaS) for functional integration into delivery fleets as well as daily commuting.

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Finally, the TUGA Cargo and TUGA Pickup models. expand your chassis to meet the needs of urban micrologistics. The vehicles have a capacity of 600 liters of cargo space in an 88 cm long model, combined with an extended 128 cm rear axle for added stability.

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Regardless of category, the startup claims its entire family of vehicles has been designed to make transit and parking easier.. The retractable axle improves stability at high speeds, and the retractable chassis allows passengers to easily get inside the vehicle.

According to Cesar Barbosa, his startup creates not just a vehicle, but a solution to the problems of urban mobility. The project manager adds that since the presentation of the prototype, the family has expanded to offer different products and other features of its electric vehicles..

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Gas. Bottle sellers adjust prices

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Gas bottle sellers have adjusted prices that are not in line with government regulations limiting those values, said the National Energy Sector Organization (ENSE), which returned yesterday to review activity.

After conducting the first inspection on Tuesday, which found “high non-compliance” in 23.4% of outlets, the organization again carried out “108 inspection actions in Castelo Branco, Portalegre, Santarem, Evora and, in the municipalities of Cascais, Oeiras and Sintra in the Lisbon area, focusing on petrol stations, hypermarkets/supermarkets and other retail outlets.”

During this second check, ENSE found “seven violations (corresponding to 6.5% of the actions taken) in the selling prices (from 0.36 euros to 3.39 euros for T3 bottles and 6.92 euros for T5 bottles) of this type of product.” But he left a guarantee: “Of these actions, it was established mainly the correction of inappropriate prices, namely in relation to inflated amounts charged in several hypermarkets of the same brand.”

The maximum prices per bottle of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) set by the government came into effect on Tuesday, saving almost 3.2 euros on a 13 kilograms (kg) bottle of butane.



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