Retail Beef Price JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 5.29 5.32 5.41 5.45 5.46 5.45 5.48 5.54 5.52 5.55 5.60 5.54 Return to QuickLinks
2016 5.98 5.99 6.22 6.10 6.08 6.20 6.09 5.92 5.87 5.74 5.76 5.62
2017 5.66 5.84 5.90 5.93 6.14 6.21 6.10 5.97 5.78
Source: USDA/ERS Meat Price Spreads website Last update: Nov. 3, 2017 New data available: Nov. 15, 2017
http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/meat-price-spreads.aspx
Retail Pork Price JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 3.59 3.59 3.61 3.61 3.65 3.66 3.70 3.77 3.80 3.78 3.75 3.70 Return to QuickLinks
2016 3.79 3.74 3.76 3.80 3.78 3.77 3.78 3.80 3.79 3.74 3.63 3.58
2017 3.57 3.64 3.78 3.75 3.73 3.76 3.83 3.94 3.99
Source: USDA/ERS Meat Price Spreads website Last update: Nov. 3, 2017 New data available: Nov. 15, 2017
http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/meat-price-spreads.aspx
Retail Chicken Price JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 1.89 1.90 1.90 1.89 1.88 1.92 1.91 1.93 1.91 1.93 1.93 1.93 Return to QuickLinks
2016 1.93 1.87 1.89 1.92 1.90 1.92 1.90 1.91 1.91 1.89 1.89 1.84
2017 1.86 1.87 1.88 1.89 1.88 1.87 1.86 1.89 1.87
Source: BLS Consumer Price Index website Last update: Nov. 3, 2017 New data available: Nov. 15, 2017
http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/meat-price-spreads.aspx
Retail Fluid Milk Price JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 3.54 3.48 3.51 3.52 3.53 3.49 3.52 3.54 3.55 3.54 3.55 3.56 Return to QuickLinks
2016 3.31 3.23 3.19 3.16 3.16 3.12 3.06 3.14 3.23 3.29 3.28 3.29
2017 3.32 3.30 3.32 3.26 3.24 3.21 3.22 3.17 3.21
Source: BLS Consumer Price Index website Last update: Nov. 3, 2017 New data available: Nov. 15, 2017
http://stats.bls.gov/cpi/
Retail Cheese Price JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 5.49 5.52 5.48 5.52 5.49 5.45 5.48 5.50 5.53 5.55 5.54 5.49 Return to QuickLinks
2016 5.41 5.37 5.36 5.40 5.37 5.27 5.18 5.27 5.02 5.35 4.91 4.90
2017 4.93 4.97 4.80 4.79 4.75 4.80 4.85 4.86 5.01
Source: BLS Consumer Price Index website Last update: Nov. 3, 2017 New data available: Nov. 15, 2017
http://stats.bls.gov/cpi/
CPI for Food JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 235.47 235.77 236.18 236.74 237.07 237.34 237.80 238.52 239.13 239.60 239.37 239.69 Return to QuickLinks
2016 248.63 248.80 247.98 248.41 247.86 247.48 247.55 247.72 247.92 248.07 247.44 247.31
2017 248.24 248.79 249.17 249.74 250.02 249.65 250.21 250.49 250.99
Source: BLS Consumer Price Index website Last update: Nov. 3, 2017 New data available: Nov. 15, 2017
http://stats.bls.gov/cpi/
CPI for Food at Home JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 232.89 233.09 233.43 233.89 234.14 234.25 234.72 235.51 236.08 236.59 235.83 236.10 Return to QuickLinks
2016 242.02 242.06 240.33 240.64 239.35 238.43 238.21 238.09 238.12 238.15 236.93 236.46
2017 237.37 237.92 238.26 238.82 238.96 238.30 238.95 238.84 239.13
Source: BLS Consumer Price Index website Last update: Nov. 3, 2017 New data available: Nov. 15, 2017
http://stats.bls.gov/cpi/
CPI for Food Away from Home JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 240.54 241.01 241.55 242.25 242.74 243.25 243.69 244.33 245.01 245.40 245.97 246.36 Return to QuickLinks
2016 259.96 260.32 260.88 261.52 262.07 262.53 263.05 263.65 264.10 264.46 264.70 265.10
2017 266.08 266.63 267.06 267.65 268.13 268.23 268.65 269.52 270.35
Source: BLS Consumer Price Index website Last update: Nov. 3, 2017 New data available: Nov. 15, 2017
http://stats.bls.gov/cpi/
CPI for Meat JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 235.55 236.22 237.59 238.86 239.05 240.58 241.39 243.53 244.23 244.40 243.65 243.31 Return to QuickLinks
2016 251.78 251.29 250.84 250.84 248.99 248.02 246.88 246.55 246.64 244.77 243.63 241.61
2017 242.60 243.06 244.31 243.33 243.82 245.76 247.76 247.99 247.61
Source: BLS Consumer Price Index website Last update: Nov. 3, 2017 New data available: Nov. 15, 2017
http://stats.bls.gov/cpi/
CPI for Dairy JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 218.06 217.76 218.19 218.33 218.06 217.61 218.34 219.03 220.32 220.78 220.84 221.40 Return to QuickLinks
2016 220.87 219.73 218.13 218.32 216.12 214.82 214.61 215.51 216.69 218.18 216.77 217.93
2017 219.80 220.55 218.57 217.83 217.02 215.19 216.43 216.54 216.56
Source: BLS Consumer Price Index website Last update: Nov. 3, 2017 New data available: Nov. 15, 2017
http://stats.bls.gov/cpi/
CPI for Cereal and Bakery JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 266.77 267.00 267.31 267.95 268.76 268.99 269.63 269.83 269.17 270.13 269.44 269.44 Return to QuickLinks
2016 274.58 274.80 273.16 273.92 273.07 273.38 273.42 273.10 272.09 272.50 271.90 271.37
2017 272.92 271.71 272.17 271.87 272.45 272.43 271.95 272.54 271.75
Source: BLS Consumer Price Index website Last update: Nov. 3, 2017 New data available: Nov. 15, 2017
http://stats.bls.gov/cpi/
CPI for Fruits and Vegetables JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 291.13 289.96 288.68 288.08 289.64 287.03 286.26 287.31 289.64 291.11 289.64 291.34 Return to QuickLinks
2016 306.80 306.78 298.16 296.22 295.97 292.73 291.96 292.16 293.42 295.62 293.55 291.96
2017 291.68 292.22 292.93 298.16 298.47 294.79 294.94 295.01 297.05
Source: BLS Consumer Price Index website Last update: Nov. 3, 2017 New data available: Nov. 15, 2017
http://stats.bls.gov/cpi/
CPI for Other Food at Home JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 214.46 215.85 216.31 217.14 217.59 217.94 218.71 218.60 218.17 218.10 217.76 217.96 Return to QuickLinks
2016 222.67 223.48 224.26 225.74 225.12 225.41 225.41 224.30 223.62 223.32 222.71 223.07
2017 223.35 223.51 224.75 225.88 225.48 224.59 224.70 223.98 224.30
Source: BLS Consumer Price Index website Last update: Nov. 3, 2017 New data available: Nov. 15, 2017
http://stats.bls.gov/cpi/
This is an index constructed to proxy food marketing costs, which account for 80-85% of the cost of food in the U.S. The index consists of 50% wages, 10% fuel, rubber & plastics, and general commodities and services, and 5% rent, taxes, interest and repairs.
Food Marketing Cost Index JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 103.89 104.29 104.53 103.79 103.71 103.49 103.33 103.34 103.43 104.46 104.25 103.84
2016 105.61 105.33 105.76 105.50 105.93 106.15 107.15 106.92 106.95 108.15 108.05 108.47
2017 110.15 110.22 109.95 109.38 109.34 109.13 109.19 109.55 110.25 Return to QuickLinks
Source: Constructed Last update: Nov. 3, 2017 New data available: Nov. 14, 2017