According to the most recent CPI data, food prices rose in January following a small increase in December and a stable November.

Food away from home saw its biggest jump since January 2017, increasing 0.4%. The substantial rise in food away from home prices drove the overall food price index up by 0.2%.

Grocery store food index changes varied. Overall, the food at home price index rose by 0.1%.

  • Meat, poultry, fish, and eggs: – 0.2%
  • Cereals and bakery products: + 0.3%
  • Dairy and related products: no change
  • Fruits and vegetables: + 0.5%
  • Nonalcoholic beverages: no change
  • Other food from home: no change

The latest results bring the total increase for the 12-month food price index to 2.5%. Fruits and vegetable prices increased the most over the last year (3.5%), while prices of dairy and related products and cereals and bakery products declined.

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