Grocery store food prices up 1.0 percent in second quarter 2019 compared to a year earlier
The food-at-home CPI rose 1.0 percent from the second quarter of 2018 to the second quarter of 2019. The food-at-home CPI is weighted by average consumer expenditure shares, which are largest for other foods (snacks, soups, frozen entrees, etc.), cereals and bakery products, fresh fruits and vegetables, nonalcoholic beverages, and dairy. With the exception of fresh fruits (which decreased in price), these largest-share categories posted modest price increases. Prices for fresh vegetables increased the most at 5.2 percent. Egg prices decreased by 14.9 percent over this period, although eggs represent a small share of total grocery spending.
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