Taco Day: This is how inflation affects this dish

Before the celebration in Mexico of the taco day Every March 31, specialists and organizations commented on the consumption and difficulties in the market facing the health crisis me inflation in the country. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported in Mexico 22.3 million tons of tacos are produced per year. According to a post from the taqueria Mr. Canijothe average cost of a taco al pastor with double tortilla in Mexico it is 17 pesos. Among the most relevant costs for its preparation is the price of tortillasessential ingredient for gastronomy of mexican snacks. Also, in the morning conference on March 11, 2021, the president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) reported that a minimum wage can buy 8.9 kilos of tortillasmainly due to the increase in corn prices at the international level. In this sense, both the costs of tacos and the basic basket register a upturn amid inflation in 2022.

According to the agency specializing in the consumer sector kantar60% of Mexican families consume at least one type of Mexican appetizer a week; mainly tacos and quesadillas. It’s a statement , mariana cruzmanager of Kantar in the Worldpanel Mexicocommented that the people with the highest consumption of tacos and other snacks belong to the average socioeconomic levelas well as demographic groups between 41 and 50 years. Likewise, among the most consumed sandwiches are barbecue tacos, steak tacos, quesadillas of various combinations, gorditas pork rinds, soups, Oaxacan tamalestacos al pastor and suadero tacos.

The documentary series published by the production company and streaming platform Netflix, The Taco Chroniclesreported that since 2007 Mexico has celebrated Taco Day. This in commemoration of mexican food symbolthat represent the culinary taste of the country at an international level. Julio A. Santaellaformer president of National Institute of Statistic and Geography (INEGI), commented in his official count from Twitterin 2020 they operated around 122 thousand 757 taquerias in the country. Although the pandemic affected the restaurant industrythe National Chamber of the Restaurant and Seasoned Food Industry (Canirac) reported a business upturn after two years of pandemic. Nevertheless, INEGI reported on February 3, 2022, Mexican consumers presented pessimism and the consumption indicator decreased 0.9%.

National media reported price hikes on tacos as a consequence of price increases due to inflationary pressures of 2021, with cases of up to 50% in the state of Morelos. The Bank of Mexico (Banxico) informed, the country presents an inflation of 7.23%; whose number exceeds the ideal predictionequivalent to 3%. Below this line, consumer prices have shown significant variations between the last period of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022. According to the National consumer price index of the INEGI, corresponding to the first fortnight of March, the food and beverages increased their annual variation from 4.96% in 2022 to 9.84% in the current period.

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