Thursday, October 22, 2009

Food prices



Tracking Milk and Egg Trends
Washington--For the third quarter of 2009, shoppers reported the average price for a half-gallon of regular whole milk was $1.89, down 3 cents from the prior quarter.


The average price for one gallon of regular whole milk was $2.87, down 14 cents. Comparing per-quart prices, the retail price for whole milk sold in gallon containers was about 25 percent lower compared to half-gallon containers, a typical volume discount long employed by retailers.

The average price for a half-gallon of rBST-free milk was $3.32, up 14 cents from the last quarter and about 75 percent higher than the reported retail price for a half-gallon of regular milk ($1.89).

The average price for a half-gallon of organic milk was $3.77, up 14 cents compared to the second quarter—double the reported retail price for a half-gallon of regular milk ($1.89).

Compared to a year ago (third quarter of 2008), the retail price for regular milk in gallon containers decreased by 27 percent while regular milk in half-gallon containers decreased 26 percent. The average retail price for rBST-free milk dropped about 3 percent in a year’s time.

The average retail price for organic milk in half-gallon containers went up and down slightly throughout the year, rising 1.5 percent in the third quarter of 2009 compared to the prior year. For the third quarter of 2009, the average price for one dozen regular eggs was $1.44. The average price for “cage-free” eggs was $3.04 per dozen, around 95 percent more per dozen than regular eggs.

Regular eggs dropped in retail price by 16 percent from the third quarter of 2008 to the third quarter of 2009; “cage-free” eggs increased in price about 1 percent over the year.

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