Grocery store food prices up 1.1 percent in first quarter 2019 compared to a year earlier
The food-at-home CPI rose 1.1 percent from the first quarter of 2018 to the first 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. Prices for fresh vegetables increased the most at 5.7 percent, followed by fish and seafood (3.6 percent) and nonalcoholic beverages (2.5 percent). Egg prices decreased by 5.8 percent over this period, and pork and poultry prices posted smaller decreases.
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