Meat Price Spreads

This data set provides monthly average price values, and the differences among those values, at the farm, wholesale, and retail stages of the production and marketing chain for selected cuts of beef, pork, and broilers. In addition, retail prices are provided for beef and pork cuts, turkey, whole chickens, eggs, and dairy products. Price spreads are reported for last 6 years, 12 quarters, and 24 months. The retail price file provides monthly estimates for the last 6 months. The historical file provides data since 1970.

Errata: On October 25, 2016, the Meat Price Spreads data product was reposted to correct an error in the September 2016 “retail-to-consumer” price spread for turkey. The original data reported only the retail turkey price of 155.9 cents per pound. After subtracting the wholesale price of 123.57 cents per pound, the actual estimate of the retail-to-consumer spread for turkey is 32.3 cents per pound.

Data Set Last Updated Next Update
Choice beef values and spreads and the all-fresh retail value 11/17/2016 12/15/2016
Pork values and spreads 11/17/2016 12/15/2016
Retail prices for beef, pork, poultry cuts, eggs, and dairy products 11/17/2016 12/15/2016
Summary of retail prices and price spreads 11/17/2016 12/15/2016
Historical monthly price spread data for beef, pork, broilers 2/29/2016 2/20/2017