Potato prices have increased sharply over the past few months!
Have you noticed a recent change to the package size of a product you regularly purchase? Be careful, you could be the unwitting victim of shrinkflation. Shrinkflation is a subtle technique used by some manufacturers to boost profit margins on their products without attracting the attention of their customers.
About two weeks ago, we presented the Dop Index at this year’s (virtual) Why R? conference. It was great to have the opportunity to talk about what motivated us to build the index, and how we put it together.
The price of basic food items in South Africa has been steadily increasing during the national lockdown. We built an index for VAT-free food products.


We take a look at the prices of staple grains like maize meal, samp and rice.


We take a look at milk prices over the past 5 months.


Apples, bananas and oranges have become a lot cheaper over the past few months.
Gym users have had to exercise from home during lockdown. Has the price of exercise equipment increased?
Coca-Cola is one of the largest soft drink manufacturers in the world. Recently, they've changed some of their products in response to the sugar tax and increasing calls to reduce plastic waste.
Home-brewed pineapple beer has been a popular drink while alcohol sales have been prohibited. How has this affected the price of pineapples?