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February 22, 2019

Consumer Price Index- Food Prices Rose in April

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted today in its monthly Consumer Price Index report that, “The food index rose 0.4 percent in April.”

The BLS added that, “The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs rose 1.5 percent in April and has increased 3.9 percent over the last three months. The index for meats rose 2.9 percent, its largest increase since November 2003. The index for fruits and vegetables also continued to rise, increasing 0.7 percent. The dairy index also rose in April; its 0.5 percent advance was its sixth increase in a row.”

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