How fuel tax hike may affect grocery items

Infographic by Angela Salano, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 05 2018 05:21 PM | Updated as of Jan 05 2018 09:54 PM

Fuel prices will increase in January as the first package of tax reform takes effect, but the government said this should not push up prices of basic goods since transportation accounts for less than 5 percent of production costs. 

Here are sample computations from the Department of Trade and Industry on the "minimal" impact of higher diesel and gasoline prices on grocery items.