Thursday, April 7, 2011

Milk and Egg prices up




Tracking Milk and Egg Trends


Washington--For the first quarter of 2011, shoppers reported the average price for a half-gallon of regular whole milk was $2.25, up 1 cent from the prior quarter. The average price for one gallon of regular whole milk was $3.46, up 11 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 $3.23, up 13 cents from the last quarter, about 40 percent higher than the reported retail price for a half-gallon of regular milk ($2.25).


The average price for a half-gallon of organic milk was $3.70, up 10 cents compared to the prior quarter—about 60 percent higher than the reported retail price for a half-gallon of regular milk ($2.25).


Compared to a year ago (first quarter of 2010), the retail price for regular milk in gallon containers was up about 3 percent while regular milk in half-gallon containers was unchanged. The average retail price for rBST-free milk decreased about 10 percent compared to the prior year while organic milk was up about 1 percent.


For the first quarter of 2011, the average price for one dozen regular eggs was $1.62. The average price for a dozen “cage-free” eggs was $3.20, nearly double the price of regular eggs. Compared to a year ago (first quarter of 2010), regular eggs decreased 7 percent while “cage-free” eggs increased 10 percent.


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