Prices for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs down 7 percent since August 2015 peak

March 21, 2017

Prices for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs decreased 7.0 percent from a peak in August 2015 to February 2017 despite prices for all items increasing 2.8 percent over this period. Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs make up about 1.7 percent of the total Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) market basket. From February 2007 to February 2017, the meats, poultry, fish, and eggs index increased 27.9 percent. 

Consumer price index for selected meat, poultry, fish, and egg products, February 2007–February 2017, seasonally adjusted (February 2007 = 100)
Month All items Food Meats, poultry, fish, eggs Meats Beef and veal Pork Poultry Chicken Fish and seafood Eggs

Feb 2007

100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000

Mar 2007

100.520 100.348 101.065 101.430 101.431 101.140 100.887 101.161 100.492 98.894

Apr 2007

100.822 100.609 101.695 101.960 103.295 100.115 102.241 102.825 101.096 98.221

May 2007

101.238 101.001 103.032 103.006 103.427 102.427 103.065 103.704 101.807 107.427

Jun 2007

101.473 101.412 103.339 103.396 103.600 103.265 104.312 104.999 101.762 104.331

Jul 2007

101.654 101.750 103.026 102.466 102.853 102.148 104.625 105.172 101.144 110.802

Aug 2007

101.685 102.139 103.092 102.352 102.940 101.479 104.437 104.721 101.408 113.486

Sep 2007

102.116 102.637 103.393 102.121 103.961 100.266 105.207 106.149 101.605 119.340

Oct 2007

102.431 102.961 103.738 102.434 103.256 101.425 105.292 105.878 102.431 119.440

Nov 2007

103.236 103.383 104.005 102.835 103.849 101.479 105.289 106.188 102.640 119.162

Dec 2007

103.535 103.574 104.147 102.651 103.412 101.488 105.206 106.315 103.050 123.482

Jan 2008

103.892 104.201 104.673 102.755 103.394 101.895 107.314 108.170 103.364 125.167

Feb 2008

104.143 104.589 104.695 102.855 103.933 100.990 106.643 107.276 103.996 124.750

Mar 2008

104.516 104.800 104.812 102.759 104.587 99.426 106.396 107.172 103.945 129.038

Apr 2008

104.757 105.703 105.346 103.171 103.400 102.241 106.636 107.208 105.590 128.663

May 2008

105.377 106.150 105.762 103.537 104.928 101.641 107.597 108.006 105.997 127.905

Jun 2008

106.482 106.807 106.430 104.484 106.678 102.626 107.022 107.718 106.700 129.335

Jul 2008

107.242 107.859 107.534 105.675 107.569 103.562 108.328 109.013 107.561 129.521

Aug 2008

107.082 108.407 108.589 107.442 110.121 104.903 109.203 110.187 109.190 121.243

Sep 2008

107.174 109.028 109.483 108.315 110.331 105.915 109.805 110.398 110.180 123.066

Oct 2008

106.252 109.478 110.102 109.210 111.461 106.277 110.146 110.893 110.728 121.661

Nov 2008

104.371 109.680 109.724 108.658 110.071 106.720 111.209 111.670 110.547 117.953

Dec 2008

103.512 109.681 109.491 108.577 109.832 106.707 111.332 112.012 111.049 112.579

Jan 2009

103.774 109.762 109.224 107.857 108.379 105.891 111.542 111.799 111.691 113.291

Feb 2009

104.152 109.619 109.196 108.180 109.243 105.430 111.129 112.078 111.610 110.589

Mar 2009

104.049 109.399 108.288 106.961 107.698 104.412 111.334 112.127 111.755 106.464

Apr 2009

104.154 109.232 107.864 106.171 107.195 103.201 111.583 112.540 110.935 109.239

May 2009

104.307 109.050 107.161 105.418 106.651 102.743 110.826 111.740 111.589 105.218

Jun 2009

105.173 109.050 106.926 105.011 106.315 101.856 110.972 111.690 111.653 104.813

Jul 2009

105.141 108.837 105.721 103.660 103.828 101.208 109.115 109.118 112.218 102.142

Aug 2009

105.493 108.832 106.159 103.986 104.971 100.219 110.111 110.392 111.655 105.027

Sep 2009

105.697 108.773 105.251 103.316 104.590 98.983 109.042 109.362 111.117 100.772

Oct 2009

106.014 108.870 104.757 102.954 104.032 98.342 108.680 108.553 109.471 101.729

Nov 2009

106.369 108.934 105.343 103.075 105.229 97.860 109.207 109.594 111.008 105.086

Dec 2009

106.425 109.096 105.388 102.993 104.684 98.463 109.540 109.569 111.030 105.716

Jan 2010

106.494 109.389 105.668 103.334 103.588 100.622 109.030 108.943 112.005 105.856

Feb 2010

106.392 109.420 106.276 104.158 104.540 102.919 109.581 109.239 110.886 109.484

Mar 2010

106.428 109.640 106.502 104.623 105.617 102.166 109.322 108.766 110.608 110.199

Apr 2010

106.452 109.749 107.624 106.464 108.549 103.587 109.540 109.410 111.270 107.670

May 2010

106.397 109.810 108.127 107.628 109.846 105.121 109.434 108.918 111.131 104.654

Jun 2010

106.352 109.787 109.110 108.892 111.037 106.435 109.564 109.840 112.003 105.821

Jul 2010

106.551 109.762 109.464 109.212 110.834 107.435 110.163 110.490 112.659 104.763

Aug 2010

106.707 109.885 109.179 108.959 110.169 107.611 109.673 109.481 112.241 105.248

Sep 2010

106.879 110.255 110.199 109.636 110.534 108.937 110.714 110.433 112.796 111.672

Oct 2010

107.251 110.406 110.748 110.735 111.590 110.732 111.983 111.660 113.893 101.535

Nov 2010

107.523 110.619 111.489 111.009 111.777 110.566 111.524 112.059 115.439 109.620

Dec 2010

107.955 110.754 111.228 110.454 111.112 109.645 110.858 111.192 115.666 112.740

Jan 2011

108.305 111.382 112.764 112.912 115.325 110.724 111.170 110.101 116.164 111.201

Feb 2011

108.653 111.900 113.749 113.953 116.516 111.799 111.750 110.608 117.997 110.427

Mar 2011

109.215 112.755 114.875 115.503 118.597 113.377 111.533 110.482 118.944 112.061

Apr 2011

109.728 113.185 115.565 116.571 119.282 114.247 111.996 111.418 118.329 113.193

May 2011

110.077 113.620 117.049 117.603 120.078 115.757 113.221 112.115 120.728 118.136

Jun 2011

110.077 113.908 116.727 117.092 119.288 115.723 113.135 112.179 121.187 116.761

Jul 2011

110.365 114.392 117.280 117.794 120.200 115.530 113.265 112.244 121.352 118.314

Aug 2011

110.714 114.969 117.931 118.602 121.423 115.948 113.457 111.963 121.652 119.896

Sep 2011

110.954 115.493 118.629 119.064 121.913 117.223 114.237 112.344 122.022 124.074

Oct 2011

111.029 115.602 118.936 119.320 122.463 117.049 114.967 113.461 122.168 123.954

Nov 2011

111.234 115.712 119.218 120.058 123.079 118.077 114.907 113.418 122.290 120.664

Dec 2011

111.261 115.932 120.213 121.015 124.468 118.272 116.181 114.434 123.587 120.211

Jan 2012

111.564 116.260 120.899 121.907 127.009 117.878 116.478 114.604 123.364 122.797

Feb 2012

111.802 116.223 120.314 121.480 126.416 117.402 116.947 114.822 122.831 116.940

Mar 2012

112.036 116.449 120.973 121.722 126.619 117.202 118.546 116.332 123.385 119.500

Apr 2012

112.222 116.676 120.935 121.377 126.270 117.527 119.125 117.315 123.481 120.483

May 2012

111.990 116.764 120.149 120.852 126.489 115.397 117.490 114.900 122.887 118.976

Jun 2012

111.898 116.996 120.547 120.840 127.189 114.700 119.254 116.894 123.219 119.695

Jul 2012

111.930 117.077 121.032 121.142 128.305 114.439 120.687 118.426 123.522 119.710

Aug 2012

112.580 117.277 121.403 121.421 128.294 115.302 120.065 117.856 123.353 125.757

Sep 2012

113.117 117.357 120.867 120.912 128.506 113.982 119.937 117.393 123.473 121.781

Oct 2012

113.422 117.577 121.667 121.454 129.115 114.559 121.708 119.647 123.881 123.439

Nov 2012

113.232 117.782 121.622 121.596 129.382 114.705 121.450 120.475 123.635 122.568

Dec 2012

113.218 117.994 122.028 122.185 130.549 114.666 122.343 121.250 123.557 120.759

Jan 2013

113.410 118.120 122.335 122.409 131.150 114.873 123.045 121.581 123.759 121.036

Feb 2013

114.082 118.144 122.678 122.783 130.790 115.679 122.797 120.545 123.575 124.398

Mar 2013

113.746 118.273 122.477 122.214 129.988 115.478 123.208 121.206 124.233 123.884

Apr 2013

113.499 118.508 122.732 121.785 128.621 115.686 124.073 122.454 126.111 125.230

May 2013

113.559 118.395 122.511 121.627 128.642 115.422 124.016 122.376 124.989 126.268

Jun 2013

113.783 118.641 123.126 121.928 129.043 115.527 125.772 124.698 125.296 127.569

Jul 2013

114.035 118.756 123.408 122.599 130.028 116.686 124.947 123.528 125.854 126.351

Aug 2013

114.247 118.890 123.965 122.925 130.359 117.052 126.669 125.464 127.057 123.976

Sep 2013

114.399 118.927 124.311 123.365 130.562 117.546 127.060 125.691 127.625 122.561

Oct 2013

114.441 119.021 125.219 123.808 130.934 118.605 127.971 126.993 130.105 124.262

Nov 2013

114.638 119.117 124.994 124.085 131.796 118.328 125.590 124.889 129.358 126.856

Dec 2013

114.933 119.225 125.593 124.898 132.831 119.790 126.011 125.539 129.288 127.530

Jan 2014

115.257 119.374 126.368 125.479 133.469 120.095 126.440 125.149 131.221 129.385

Feb 2014

115.398 119.793 127.575 127.123 137.887 120.323 125.835 124.452 132.540 131.772

Mar 2014

115.547 120.360 128.824 128.586 139.558 121.759 126.949 125.556 131.609 136.655

Apr 2014

115.789 120.804 130.669 132.027 142.987 126.530 125.652 124.535 131.323 137.952

May 2014

115.966 121.358 132.146 133.238 142.435 129.739 127.184 125.937 133.905 139.260

Jun 2014

116.062 121.471 132.442 133.485 142.546 129.478 127.865 126.575 134.410 138.353

Jul 2014

116.256 121.800 132.786 134.034 143.481 129.349 128.378 127.242 134.530 136.719

Aug 2014

116.173 122.101 134.829 137.347 150.032 130.647 128.803 128.079 134.960 135.426

Sep 2014

116.286 122.439 135.881 139.287 153.646 130.839 129.009 127.934 135.226 132.418

Oct 2014

116.296 122.597 135.600 139.221 154.228 130.136 127.865 126.980 135.061 132.441

Nov 2014

116.106 122.857 136.323 139.941 155.638 130.046 128.698 128.562 135.055 134.638

Dec 2014

115.700 123.255 137.032 140.737 157.665 129.578 128.084 128.225 134.882 140.760

Jan 2015

115.026 123.226 137.404 141.258 158.779 129.042 128.972 128.758 134.159 140.719

Feb 2015

115.308 123.339 137.311 140.692 158.792 127.441 129.165 128.390 134.614 143.021

Mar 2015

115.553 123.219 136.615 139.311 157.791 124.575 129.608 128.802 134.411 144.219

Apr 2015

115.657 123.223 135.798 138.345 157.669 121.822 129.562 128.839 133.800 141.935

May 2015

115.995 123.310 134.973 137.694 156.813 121.049 127.322 125.758 132.842 144.075

Jun 2015

116.253 123.676 136.880 138.008 158.170 120.297 129.110 127.917 131.921 168.723

Jul 2015

116.477 123.775 136.912 138.194 157.834 120.618 128.541 127.066 131.627 169.907

Aug 2015

116.445 124.037 137.568 137.836 157.430 119.995 127.927 126.546 132.980 182.744

Sep 2015

116.277 124.417 137.042 138.041 157.051 120.846 126.781 125.410 131.338 179.681

Oct 2015

116.436 124.510 136.480 137.776 155.622 121.798 127.475 125.941 130.883 172.038

Nov 2015

116.612 124.394 135.553 136.949 153.668 121.508 127.085 126.331 130.837 166.308

Dec 2015

116.462 124.198 133.869 135.372 150.932 120.420 125.285 124.219 130.381 160.921

Jan 2016

116.589 124.248 132.501 134.317 149.652 119.391 124.894 123.347 130.563 150.677

Feb 2016

116.444 124.365 132.221 133.858 149.216 118.193 124.918 123.268 130.045 151.593

Mar 2016

116.576 124.204 131.801 133.816 149.746 117.665 124.404 122.707 130.766 145.436

Apr 2016

116.982 124.387 131.617 133.754 148.841 119.227 125.606 124.104 131.715 137.226

May 2016

117.204 124.170 130.806 133.095 148.420 118.203 125.333 123.889 131.213 132.631

Jun 2016

117.440 124.100 129.967 132.728 147.528 118.528 124.761 122.788 131.698 123.626

Jul 2016

117.467 124.065 129.143 131.726 145.668 118.243 124.445 122.721 131.937 120.391

Aug 2016

117.707 124.073 128.620 131.757 146.356 117.554 124.260 122.445 131.645 113.211

Sep 2016

118.009 124.055 128.369 131.154 145.916 116.427 124.923 123.340 132.130 111.628

Oct 2016

118.346 124.001 127.706 130.145 143.931 115.386 124.954 123.288 131.973 110.776

Nov 2016

118.594 123.955 127.460 129.910 143.583 115.504 124.271 123.546 132.193 110.717

Dec 2016

118.898 123.911 126.812 129.623 142.515 115.420 123.188 122.168 132.366 106.257

Jan 2017

119.553 124.072 127.683 129.437 142.907 115.224 123.457 121.878 132.018 121.428

Feb 2017

119.699 124.373 127.926 129.818 142.693 116.957 123.604 122.023 134.421 115.853

Prices for meats, which represent the largest component of this index, decreased 8.1 percent from a peak in January 2015 to February 2017, with beef and veal prices declining 10.1 percent over this period and pork prices falling 9.4 percent. Fish and seafood prices increased 3.4 percent from a low point in February 2016 to February 2017, the only major component of the meats, poultry, fish, and eggs index to increase over this period.

Egg prices in February 2017 were 36.6 percent lower than they were at their August 2015 peak. Eggs represent only 0.1 percent of the entire CPI-U market basket.

These data are from the BLS Consumer Price Index program and are seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see “Consumer Price Index — February 2017” (HTML) (PDF). Also see Charts related to the latest "U.S. Consumer Price Index" news release.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Prices for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs down 7 percent since August 2015 peak on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/prices-for-meats-poultry-fish-and-eggs-down-7-percent-since-august-2015-peak.htm (visited July 20, 2018).

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