Editor's Pick 2015, #8:
Inflation-adjusted prices for a few food categories have fallen since 1985

Editor's Pick 2015, #8:<br>Inflation-adjusted prices for a few food categories have fallen since 1985

Over the past 30 years, grocery store prices have risen 4.5 percent above economy-wide prices, indicating that food prices have risen faster than some other consumer goods, such as housing and transportation. Inflation-adjusted (real) prices for poultry and dairy products have been stable, while real prices for red meats, eggs, and fresh fruits and vegetables grew by 18, 21.5, and 40 percent between 1985 and 2014, respectively.


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