Food prices up nearly 15.6% since January 2021

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The cost of food has risen by 15.6% since January 2021, according to data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In January 2021, the food price index was 270.93. As of , it was 313.14. That is an increase of more than 42 or 15.6%.

Year over year, from September 2021 to September 2022, food prices increased 11.2%, according to the Bureau of Labor Stsatistics.

The index for cereals and bakery products increased 16% over the year and the index for dairy and related products rose 15%, according to the data. The other major grocery-store food groups posted increases ranging from 9% (meats, poultry, fish, and eggs) to 15.7% (other food at home).

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1 COMMENT

  1. Golly gee..what could be the cause of high inflation?

    And what could be the cause of Sudden Adult Death syndrome? We peasants are just so stupid out here in reality land please help us Mr. and Mrs. Government…