From gas to bread. Which will increase in 2023

 From gas to bread.  Which will increase in 2023


The coming year will be marked by the general price increase that consumers will pay for the services they use every day, with inflation reaching 9.9% in November.

Electricity will rise for those on the regulated market, but also for some customers who have moved to the liberalized market, under pressure from the prices of natural gas used to produce electricity.

the price of electricity in a regulated market increases by 1.6% in January 2023compared to December, with an increase of 3.3% over this year’s average, higher values ​​than those proposed in October, ERSE – Entidade Reguladora dos Serviços Energéticos announced.

According to data published by ERSE, this increase increases the average monthly bill, from January 2023, for a couple without children (power 3.45 kVA, consumption 1,900 kWh/year) by 0.54 euros, and for a couple with two children ( power 6.9 kVA, consumption 5,000 kWh/year) costs 1.41 euros.

In the liberalized market, EDP Comercial announced that it will increase the electricity bill for residential customers by an average of about 3% from 1 January, as a result of the volatility of energy purchase costs.

For its part, Endesa expects to maintain the global value of customers’ electricity bills through 2023, with the cost of the Iberian Mechanism starting to roll but electricity prices falling, the company warned in a note to customers.

Iberdrola reported that customers’ electricity bills will fall by an average of 15% in 2023, noting that this reduction “applies to energy components and access costs”. “Of course taxes, fees and other amounts determined by the state” are excluded, Iberdrola added in a statement.

Galp cuts electricity bills by about 11%on average from early 2023, an official source slid to the agency Portuguese. So, according to the same source, “for an average consumption of a typical family with two children, the most common in Galp’s customer portfolio, this update will translate into an average decrease of 3.5 euros to 6 euros” per month.

Natural gas bills will increase by about 3% from January for the most representative customers in the regulated market after a deviation in expected purchase prices, ERSE announced.

In a statement, the entity said that it “adjusts the price of the energy tariff in the regulated market, in two euros more per MWhas of January 1, 2023”.

For example, from January 2023, the average monthly bill for a couple without children (1st consumption level, consumption 1,610 kWh/year) will increase by 0.33 euros and for a couple with two children (2nd consumption level, consumption 3,407 kWh/year) will increase by 0 .70 euros.

For its part, Galp indicated that for its customers “the natural gas bill will remain unchanged in the first three months of 2022”.

Bee rents can only go upfrom January, up to 2%after the government published a law to that effect in Diário da República in October, as part of measures to mitigate the effects of price increases.

Under the terms of Law No. 19/2022, “during the calendar year 2023, the annual rent update coefficient of the different types of leases provided for in Article 24 of Law No. 6/2006 of February 27”, with the coefficient in force in the different types of leases in urban and rural areas amounts to 1.02, “without prejudice to a different term between the parties”.

Nevertheless, the rent review coefficient for 2023 (1.02) is the highest of the past nine years. A coefficient of 1.0043 was applied in 2022 and 0.9997 in 2021.

Bee toll increases by 4.9% As of January, the Minister of Infrastructure announced the possible solution to arrive at a ‘balanced’ solution.

“It was clear to us that an increase of 9.5% and 10.5% was unbearable, but there are also contracts and responsibilities and we tried to find a balanced solution that would allow a smaller increase,” said Minister Pedro Nuno Santos.

For example, from January 1, 2023, tolls will increase by 4.9% in the amount borne by users. Above this amount, the government official specified, “2.8% will be the responsibility of the state and the rest, up to 9.5% or 10.5%, will be borne by the concessionaires”.

It is solution is the result of a “sharing of responsibilities” and prevents the price of tolls from concession contracts from increasing by 9.5% and 10.5% in 2023 due to the current context of high inflation.

The Mobility and Transport Authority (AMT) announced in October that the planned update of the transport rate was 6.11%, recalling that its maximum value is the average percentage change of the consumer price index, excluding housing, in the 12 months between October 2021 and September 2022, or 0 if this rate is negative.

However, he stressed in a note published on his official page, for 2023, “in the current macroeconomic context, taking into account the rate of inflation, Council of Ministers Resolution No. 74-A/2022 of September 6, and without prejudice to the respective fees to be granted by the competent transport authorities”, de “no increase in public transport cards” and “maintaining, during that year, the rate for CP tickets applicable in 2022” referring to regular services, ie the 6.11% fare increase, can only be applied “to tickets and occasional fares”.

For example, Navegante fare passes and occasional Carris Metropolitana tickets in 2023 will retain the prices applied this year.

Incidental tickets for the intermodal Andante fare, in the Porto Metropolitan Area (AMP), will increase on average by 1% from January, Transportes Intermodals do Porto (TIP) said. Monthly subscriptions are not increased.

Altice Portugal, owner of Meo, will update prices from February, excluding customers who only have a fixed voice and retirees on a retired plan from this increase, he said. Portuguese the executive chairman. The position of the other operators is not yet known.

O bread price is expected to rise again in 2023due to the increase in the cost of raw materials and energy, but also influenced by the update of the national minimum wage, it moved to Portuguese the ACIP.

“Much will depend on the variation in the prices of raw materials and energy, but this will most likely increase, also due to the impact of the increase in the minimum wage,” foresaw the direction of the Association of Trade and Bakery Industry (ACIP). ), in response to the Portuguese.

According to the association, only part of the increases is reflected in the price paid by consumers, the rest is borne by producers who in turn note a drop in profit margins.