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The average ticket in restoration in Spain rises up to 8.7% in the last year

In recent months, inflation has acquired a crucial role in the global economy, affecting various industries. One of the most affected sectors by these changes is the restaurant industry, where rising costs of raw materials, energy, and other elements in the operating expenses directly impact the establishments' economy, forcing them to increase their prices to ensure its profitability.

To accurately measure how this situation is affecting diners, Delectatech has conducted a study using its Artificial Intelligence engine and machine learning algorithms. Using online information from a representative sample of over 18,000 restaurants across Spain, the average spending in restaurants has been analyzed, along with how the average ticket has evolved over the past 12 months.

In this article, we will explore the results of this detailed study that provides a clear view of how inflation has impacted restaurant prices and how it has affected diners' average spending.

The increase in the average restaurant ticket exceeds the CPI

Over the past year, the average spending per diner in restaurant establishments has experienced an increase of 8.7% rising from €23.53 to €25.57 from May 2022 to May 2023. This increase has exceeded the growth of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which has been 3.2% over the same period.

Seville leads the increase in the average ticket

The study focused on seven provinces with significant restaurant activity, where an increase in the average ticket has been observed in the last 12 months. Seville tops the list with an increase of 11.5%, followed by Valencia (+8.8%), Barcelona (+7.7%), Madrid (+7.3%), Vizcaya (+7.0%), Las Palmas (+6.7%), and lastly, the Balearic Islands (+3.8%).

Even so, Seville and Valencia continue to be the provinces analyzed with the lowest average ticket per diner (€22.94 in Seville and €24.18 in Valencia). On the other hand, Vizcaya is the most expensive (€28.29), followed by the Balearic Islands (€26.76) and Madrid (€26.61).

Therefore, it can be seen that in the most expensive areas, the average ticket is maintainedand in the cheapest areas, it seems that the increase in costs is having a greater impact on the consumer.

Variations by period of consumption and type of business

The study also reveals the behavior of the average ticket so far in 2023. After a slight drop in January and February, the average ticket has shown an upward trend since April, reaching €25.57 in May.

Delectatech: El ticket medio en restauración en España sube hasta un 8,7% durante el último año.

Likewise, the analysis has revealed differences in the increase of the average spending depending on the type of establishment. Restaurants have seen an increase of 8.9%, closely followed by cafeterias with 8.6%, while bars have experienced a slightly lower increase of 8.0%..

International diners spent more than nationals

The gathered data reveals that international diners have spent 3.6% more than national diners during the analyzed period. This underscores the importance of tourism in the economy of the restaurant industry in Spain.

International visitors, drawn by the rich gastronomic offerings and culinary reputation of the country, significantly contribute to the restaurant sector.

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These are some of the collected data from the online activity in Spain's restaurant industry using Delectatech's Artificial Intelligence and Big Data engine over the past year.

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