ERS sees 2023 food prices up 4% from last year

The Food Price Index (FPI), part of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), rose just 0.2 percent in November, slower growth than the 0.7 percent monthly growth in October. Mixed performance across the component prices led zero price growth for food at home, while the [...]

Domestic food CPI reported up 0.7% in October, up 11% YOY

In its October Consumer Price Index (CPI) reporting, ERS calculated that the price to consumers for all food rose 0.7 percent in September. YOY, the food CPI was reported up nearly 11 percent YOY. Of note is the growth in prices of food away [...]

Cost of Thanksgiving meal rises again in 2022

The cost of ingredients for a ten-person Thanksgiving meal hit a new record this year, as estimated through the American Farm Bureau Federation’s survey. The 2021 cost was a record $53.31 ($5.33 per person), and the estimated 2022 cost surpassed at $64.05 ($6.41 per [...]

Food prices up 11% YOY in September

September’s U.S. Food Price Index rose 0.7 percent from August, with the highest growth again seen for prices of food from home, up 0.9 percent that month. Fats and oils, fresh vegetables, and sugar and sweets saw the fastest gains month on month. For [...]

Florida 2022/23 oranges seen down 32% YOY; OJ futures trade sideways

In its October Citrus report, USDA forecasted all Florida orange production down 32 percent YOY at 28.0 million boxes. The steep drop is part of the longstanding downtrend for the state’s production, further pressured by late September’s Hurricane Ian. Production of Valencias is expected [...]

FCOJ futures rally on anticipated tight Brazilian stocks

In a four-session rally that began last Friday, most active Nov-22 FCOJ jumped from resistance near 163.35 cents per pound solids to a settle Wednesday at 185.35 cents, breaking past the previous August high and the upper Bollinger Band. The contract gave back some [...]

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Food CPI up 10.9% YOY

Data reported by BLS shows that food inflation was 1.1 percent in July, with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for food now up 10.9 percent YOY. The major contributor has been the price of food at home, up 13.1 percent YOY; food away from [...]

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