Grocery store food prices lower in second quarter 2017 from a year ago

Grocery store food prices lower in second quarter 2017 from a year ago

The food-at-home CPI for the second quarter of 2017 was 0.3 percent lower than the food-at-home CPI for second quarter 2016. Grocery store prices decreased for many at-home food categories, with the largest declines for eggs, beef and veal, and pork. The 13.6-percent drop in egg prices reflects the industry’s continuing recovery from the 2015 supply shock caused by the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. Fresh vegetable prices rose 2.1 percent and prices for fresh fruits increased 0.8 percent.

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