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What foods have the highest price rises in United States in 2023?

Although inflation has fallen, the prices of some groceries remain high. Here are the foods and ingredients with the highest price rises.

A pesar de que la inflación ha caído, los precios de algunos comestibles siguen altos. Estos son los alimentos que están subiendo más de precio.
Eduardo MunozREUTERS

Inflation has fallen in recent months in the United States. According to the summary of the Consumer Price Index, in February, year-on-year inflation was 6 percent. However, the prices of some groceries and foods have continued to rise.

What foods have the highest prices rises in the United States in 2023?

According to data from the United States Department of Agriculture, at the end of the year, food prices were expected to grow more slowly in 2023, but still at higher than historical average rates.

According to the latest summary of the Consumer Price Index, the food index increased 0.4 percent in February and the home food index increased 0.3 percent for the month. Additionally, five of the six major grocery store food group indices increased during the month.

The non-alcoholic beverage index rose 1.0 percent in February. The indices for other food-at-home and for cereals and bakery products each rose 0.3 percent over the month. The fruit and vegetable index rose 0.2 percent in February. The dairy and related products index increased 0.1 percent.

Meanwhile, the Meat, Poultry, Fish and Eggs Index fell 0.1 percent for the month, the first decline since December 2021. The Eggs Index fell 6.7 percent in February after strong increases in recent months.

The food-away-from-home index rose 0.6 percent in February. The limited-service dining index increased 0.7 percent over the month and the full-service dining index increased 0.6 percent.

On a year-to-year basis, the food at home index increased 10.2 percent over the past 12 months. The cereals and bakery goods index rose 14.6 percent in the 12 months ending in February. The eating away from home index rose 8.4 percent over the past year.

The full-service dining rate increased 8.0 percent over the past 12 months, and the limited-service dining rate increased 7.2 percent over the same period.


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