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Consumer food prices rise 0.2 percent from July 2015 to July 2016

August 18, 2016

The Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.8 percent from July 2015 to July 2016. Food accounts for about 14 percent of the CPI-U market basket, and food prices rose 0.2% percent over the year.

12-month percent change in the CPI-U and selected food items, July 2015–July 2016
Item Percent change

All items




Food at home


Cereals and bakery products






Fish and seafood




Dairy and related products


Fruits and vegetables


Nonalcoholic beverages and materials


Other food at home


Food away from home


Prices for food at home decreased 1.6 percent for the 12 months ending July 2016. Egg prices declined 29 percent and meat prices decreased 4.7 percent over the year. Poultry prices decreased 3.2 percent, while prices for food away from home rose 2.8 percent over the year.

These data are from the Consumer Price Index program and are not seasonally adjusted. For more information, see “Consumer Price Index—July 2016” (HTML) (PDF).


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer food prices rise 0.2 percent from July 2015 to July 2016 at (visited February 28, 2024).