Annual inflation of food in Latin America and the Caribbean was 8.9% in June, its highest level so far this year.
The news came Monday, August 6 from the the regional office of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The indicator is 0.8 percentage points higher than that reported in May, and caused mainly by the increase in the price of chicken, tomatoes and onions, said . the FAO, which has its regional office in Santiago. The greatest increases were recorded in Argentina (11.1%), Brazil (7.3%), Costa Rica (5.7%), Ecuador (5.3%) and Mexico (8.5%).In Brazil and Mexico
The annual food inflation rose more than one percentage point compared to that reported in May 2012, the FAO said.