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782. Food--Retail Prices of Selected Items

[In dollars per pound, except as indicated. As of December]

         
Food 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
         
Cereals and bakery products:
  Flour, white, all purpose (NA) 0.20 0.20 0.22 0.24 0.24 0.22 0.23 0.22 0.23 0.24 0.30 0.28 0.28 0.27
  Rice, white, lg. grain, raw (NA) 0.43 0.42 0.48 0.50 0.49 0.51 0.53 0.50 0.53 0.55 0.55 0.58 0.54 0.50
  Spaghetti and macaroni (NA) 0.75 0.75 0.85 0.87 0.85 0.86 0.86 0.84 0.87 0.88 0.84 0.88 0.88 0.88
  Bread, white, pan (NA) 0.57 0.57 0.66 0.69 0.70 0.72 0.74 0.76 0.75 0.84 0.87 0.88 0.87 0.90
  Bread, whole wheat 0.86 0.88 0.90 (NA) (NA) (NA) 1.05 1.09 1.12 1.12 1.15 1.30 1.30 1.32 1.36
 
Meats, poultry, fish and eggs:
  Ground beef, 100% beef 1.28 1.26 1.32 1.40 1.50 1.63 1.58 1.50 1.57 1.38 1.40 1.42 1.39 1.39 1.53
  Ground chuck, 100% beef 1.68 1.65 1.75 1.79 1.88 2.02 1.93 1.91 1.91 1.84 1.85 1.85 1.81 1.82 1.88
  Ground beef, lean and extra lean (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 2.14 2.16 2.25 2.14 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.08 2.15
  Rib roast, USDA Choice 3.37 3.39 3.57 4.03 4.21 4.54 4.59 4.69 4.73 4.88 4.81 5.09 5.21 (NA) (NA)
  Round steak, USDA Choice 2.83 2.80 2.93 3.01 3.17 3.42 3.38 3.34 3.32 3.24 3.20 3.22 3.09 3.08 3.16
  Sirloin steak, bone-in 2.98 2.93 3.17 3.23 3.46 3.65 3.78 3.75 3.69 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
  Rib eye steak, USDA Choice (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 6.13 6.19 6.54 6.40 6.70 5.90 5.94 6.38 6.95
  T-bone steak 4.05 3.97 4.27 4.97 5.04 5.45 5.21 5.39 5.77 5.86 5.92 5.87 6.07 6.40 6.71
Pork:
  Bacon, sliced 1.92 2.16 2.02 1.79 1.96 2.28 1.99 1.86 2.02 1.89 2.17 2.64 2.61 2.58 2.75
  Chops, center cut, bone-in 2.39 2.75 2.67 2.65 2.85 3.32 3.12 3.15 3.24 3.03 3.29 3.44 3.39 3.03 3.21
  Ham, rump/shank half, bone-in, smoked 1.36 1.63 1.60 (NA) (NA) (NA) 1.62 1.65 1.68 1.54 1.58 1.96 1.91 2.01 (NA)
  Ham, boneless, excluding canned (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 2.83 2.73 2.72 2.47 2.68 2.82 2.73 2.76 2.77
  Shoulder picnic, bone-in, smoked (NA) (NA) 1.16 1.10 1.17 1.41 1.30 1.18 1.19 1.13 1.17 1.31 1.29 (NA) (NA)
  Sausage 1.78 2.05 1.99 1.92 2.12 2.42 2.24 2.14 1.99 1.85 1.92 2.15 2.08 2.43 2.50
Poultry:
  Chicken, fresh, whole 0.78 0.87 0.74 0.89 0.88 0.86 0.86 0.88 0.91 0.90 0.94 1.00 1.00 1.06 1.05
  Chicken breast, bone-in 1.74 1.99 1.72 2.06 2.01 2.00 2.02 2.08 2.17 1.91 1.95 2.09 1.99 2.11 2.08
  Chicken legs, bone-in (NA) 1.25 1.05 1.17 1.14 1.17 1.14 1.14 1.13 1.12 1.20 1.26 1.22 1.26 1.17
  Turkey, frozen, whole 1.03 1.02 0.89 0.97 0.95 0.96 0.91 0.93 0.95 0.98 0.99 1.02 0.98 0.95 0.98
  Tuna, light, chunk, canned 2.04 1.94 2.11 2.18 2.04 2.11 2.05 1.96 2.04 2.02 2.00 2.03 2.03 2.22 2.03
  Eggs, Grade A, large, (dozen) 0.91 0.91 0.73 0.83 1.14 1.00 1.01 0.93 0.87 0.87 1.16 1.31 1.17 1.09 0.92
Dairy products:
  Milk, fresh, whole, fortified (1/2 gal.) 1.11 1.13 1.16 1.21 1.37 1.39 1.40 1.39 1.43 1.44 1.48 1.65 1.61 (NA) (NA)
  Butter, salted, grade AA, stick (NA) 2.19 2.15 2.15 2.11 1.92 1.94 1.64 1.61 1.54 1.73 2.17 2.46 3.18 2.27
  American process cheese (NA) 2.67 2.68 2.86 (NA) (NA) 3.49 3.10 2.99 3.12 3.15 3.59 3.44 3.74 3.85
  Cheddar cheese, natural (NA) 3.07 3.10 3.21 (NA) (NA) 3.53 3.40 3.36 3.32 3.39 3.08 3.46 3.76 3.85
  Ice cream, prepack., bulk,reg.(1/2 gal.) 2.29 2.41 2.44 2.54 2.67 2.54 2.63 2.49 2.59 2.62 2.68 2.94 3.02 3.30 3.40
  Yogurt, natural, fruit flavored (NA) 0.59 0.59 (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.65 0.63 0.60 0.60 0.63 0.68 0.67 (NA) 0.70
 
Fresh fruits and vegetables:
  Apples, red Delicious 0.68 0.66 0.55 0.71 0.57 0.77 0.86 0.76 0.78 0.72 0.83 0.89 0.90 0.85 0.92
  Bananas 0.32 0.33 0.38 0.41 0.42 0.43 0.42 0.40 0.41 0.46 0.45 0.48 0.46 0.51 0.49
  Oranges, navel (NA) 0.50 0.52 0.56 0.53 0.56 0.65 0.52 0.56 0.55 0.64 0.59 0.58 0.61 0.64
  Grapefruit (NA) 0.49 0.50 0.45 0.47 0.56 0.53 0.52 0.50 0.47 0.49 0.55 0.53 0.55 0.58
  Grapes, thompson seedless (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 1.65 (NA) 1.96 2.13 1.86 (NA) 2.19 (NA) 2.40
  Lemons (NA) 0.76 0.93 0.91 0.96 0.97 1.21 0.90 1.05 1.04 1.12 1.14 1.06 1.37 1.41
  Pears, Anjou 0.69 0.72 0.57 0.64 0.76 0.79 0.88 0.80 0.89 (NA) (NA) 1.06 0.85 0.98 1.03
  Potatoes, white 0.17 0.26 0.25 0.30 0.31 0.32 0.28 0.31 0.36 0.34 0.38 0.33 0.37 0.38 0.40
  Lettuce, iceberg 0.71 0.56 1.25 0.77 0.52 0.58 0.69 0.66 0.53 0.91 0.61 0.62 0.70 0.64 0.67
  Tomatoes, field grown 0.95 0.94 1.00 0.81 0.90 0.86 0.79 1.23 1.31 1.43 1.51 1.21 1.62 1.80 1.41
  Cabbage (NA) 0.33 0.31 0.33 0.34 0.39 0.46 0.38 0.37 0.45 0.41 0.40 0.46 0.42 0.42
  Carrots, short trimmed and topped (NA) 0.40 0.37 0.39 0.35 0.44 0.51 0.44 0.41 0.48 0.53 0.54 0.50 0.54 0.52
  Celery (NA) 0.43 0.46 0.44 0.46 0.49 0.45 0.48 0.49 0.52 0.54 0.44 0.57 0.53 0.56
  Cucumbers (NA) 0.42 0.50 0.49 0.64 0.56 0.55 0.51 0.93 0.69 0.53 0.60 0.58 (NA) 0.84
  Onions, dry yellow 0.27 0.34 0.33 0.37 0.32 (NA) 0.37 0.42 0.48 0.43 0.41 0.46 0.46 (NA) (NA)
  Peppers, sweet 0.96 0.85 0.82 0.80 0.92 (NA) 0.82 1.15 1.26 1.52 1.32 0.81 1.54 1.46 1.53
Processed fruits and vegetables:
  Orange juice, frozen concentrate,
   12 oz. can, per 16 oz. (NA) 1.47 1.59 1.82 1.80 2.02 1.74 1.70 1.67 1.55 1.57 1.73 1.67 1.68 1.82
  Potatoes, frozen, french fried (NA) 0.72 0.70 0.70 0.80 0.85 0.92 0.86 0.87 0.84 0.86 0.90 0.95 1.02 1.04
 
    Other foods at home:
Sugar and sweets:
  Sugar, white, all sizes 0.35 0.35 0.36 0.38 0.41 0.43 0.42 0.41 0.40 0.39 0.40 0.43 0.43 0.43 0.43
  Sugar, white, 33-80 oz. pkg. (NA) 0.33 0.34 0.37 0.38 0.40 0.38 0.38 0.37 0.37 0.39 0.42 0.41 0.41 0.41
Fats and oils:
  Margarine, stick 0.80 0.76 0.68 0.80 0.83 0.87 0.83 0.81 0.75 0.81 0.79 0.82 0.80 (NA) (NA)
  Margarine, tubs, soft (NA) 1.03 0.96 1.15 1.18 (NA) 1.34 1.20 1.18 (NA) 1.01 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
  Shortening, vegetable oil blends 0.89 0.82 0.77 0.93 0.90 0.93 0.84 0.79 0.80 0.81 0.87 0.85 0.87 1.04 1.04
  Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes 1.57 1.68 1.82 1.82 1.82 2.07 2.04 1.88 1.88 1.79 1.78 1.77 1.73 1.79 1.86
Nonalcoholic beverages:
  Cola, nondiet, cans,
   72 oz. 6 pk., per 16 oz. (NA) 0.44 0.44 0.42 (NA) (NA) 0.44 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
  Coffee, 100% ground roast, all sizes 2.51 3.25 2.55 2.93 2.94 2.94 2.63 2.36 2.48 4.38 3.51 3.31 4.16 3.45 3.35
 
Other prepared foods:
  Potato chips, per 16 oz. (NA) 2.75 2.67 2.70 2.85 2.97 2.95 2.84 2.92 3.01 3.03 3.12 3.17 3.18 3.33




NA Not available.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Monthly Labor Review and CPI Detailed Report, January issues. http://stats.bls.gov/cpihome.htm



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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