Alongside the addition of liquid soap, cereal bars and garlic bread (it’s the future!) comes the arrival of the more gadgety Blu-ray player!
If you’re not sure what all this is about the ONS updates this rather huge ‘basket’ to reflect the average urban consumer’s spending habits.
This is then used to calculate the consumer prices index (CPI), which the Bank of England is furiously trying to keep below 3 per cent according to The Guardian.
Now that Blu-ray players are pretty affordable, with even top notch gear falling in the sub-Â£200 zone the HD tech now sits in the country’s basket in order to “capture price changes in this new expanding technology”.
Gone are disposable cameras thanks to “decreasing expenditure as digital compact cameras and mobile phone photography become increasingly popular”.
Do you think that this represents the average shopper?