Price of imported fruit and vegetables ‘will rise by up to 8% after Brexit’

Analysts say price rises likely on products for which UK is almost solely reliant on EU, irrespective of what trade deal is struck

Fruit and vegetables, flowers and olive oil will all become more expensive once the UK leaves the EU, no matter what trade deal is struck, City analysts have calculated.

The price of food imported from the EU is likely to rise by up to 8% by the end of any transitional period as Britain is forced to impose extra border controls, making it more difficult to bring in foods that we cannot produce ourselves.

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