Market Friday: Price Increases in MyCalifornia

I went for groceries two days in a row. These are my purchases.

I bought 2 packages of swai, raw shrimps, pork back ribs, a dozen eggs, precooked pizza, 2 avocados, green beans, Crimini mushroom, baby carrots, onions, and a bottle of diet coke. The total purchase was $68.41.


The next day, again on my way home, I dropped by the grocery and bought the following for $88.40: miscellaneous vegetables, coffee, Knorr Chicken seasoning, McCormick onion powder, milk, chicken liver, chicken and pork feet (ooh, I gonna try a French Recipe).


USDA Raises 2022 Food Inflation Forecasts Again, Highest Grocery Food Price Hikes in 42 Years By JIM WIESEMEYER May 25, 2022

USDA raised its estimated range of 6.5%-7.5% y/y increase from a range of 5%-6%, according to the May Food Price Outlook report, the highest forecast for all food prices and restaurant prices since 1981, and the highest grocery store price boosts since 1980.

The biggest increase is eggs for the second month in a row, hiked to a 19.5%-20.5% range from a 6%-7% range. Just two months ago, USDA had egg inflation at 2.5%-3.5% y/y.

Other categories with big increases: pork, poultry, fats and oils.

USDA only kept their price increases steady from April for beef and veal (6% to 7%), fresh vegetables (4% to 5%), processed fruits and vegetables (5.5% to 6.5%) and sugar and sweets (5.5% to 6.5%).

Details of the Report:

Consumer price index (CPI) for all food: a rise of 6.5% to 7.5% in 2022 vs 2021, up from 5% to 6% in April and using the midpoint of USDA’s range biggest rise in food prices since they rose 7.8% in 1981.

Food away from home (restaurant) prices: up 6% to 7% in 2022, from April forecast of up 5.5% to 6.5%. That is the biggest rise in restaurant prices since 1981 when they increased 9%.

Food at home (grocery store) prices: up 7% to 8%, versus April outlook of a rise of 5% to 6%. That would be the highest grocery store price rise since 1980 when prices rose 8.1% — prices rose 7.2% in 1981.

Source: Agweb.com



Yes, groceries are expensive here in California, and I am sure all over the United States. The cost per gallon of Premium Gas is $6.50.

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