Consumer food prices rise 1.6 percent from May 2014 to May 2015

June 22, 2015

The Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged from May 2014 to May 2015. Food accounts for about 14 percent of the CPI-U market basket, and food prices rose 1.6 percent over the year.

 

 

Percent change from May 2014 to May 2015 in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers and selected food indexes, not seasonally adjusted
Spending category Percent

All items

0.0

Food

1.6

Food at home

0.6

Cereals and bakery products

0.8

Meats

3.3

Poultry

0.1

Fish and seafood

-0.8

Eggs

3.1

Dairy and related products

-2.0

Fruits and vegetables

-1.9

Nonalcoholic beverages and materials

1.3

Other food at home

1.7

Food away from home

3.0

Prices for food at home rose 0.6 percent from May 2014 to May 2015. Prices for meats rose 3.3 percent over the year, and egg prices rose 3.1 percent. Poultry prices changed little over the year, while prices fell for dairy and related products, fruits and vegetables, and fish and seafood.

Prices for food away from home rose 3.0 percent May 2014 to May 2015.

These data are from the Consumer Price Index program. The data are not seasonally adjusted. For more information, see “Consumer Price Index—May 2015” (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer food prices rise 1.6 percent from May 2014 to May 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/consumer-food-prices-rise-from-may-2014-to-may-2015.htm (visited January 17, 2018).

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