Bar chart with 7 items.

Percent change in the annual consumer price index (CPI) for major food categories, 2011-12
Inflation varied considerably by different food categories for 2011-12

Percent change, 2011-12
Item 1, Beef 6.4.
Item 2, Fats & oils 6.1.
Item 3, Poultry 5.5.
Item 4, Dairy products 2.1.
Item 5, Fresh fruits 1.
Item 6, Pork 0.3.
Item 7, Fresh vegetables -5.1.

Source: Calculated by ERS, USDA based on Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data.