Grocery Items Going Up Due to Coronavirus


*LIST* These Are The Grocery Items Driving Up Your Bill During Coronavirus Crisis

August 17, 2020

The Bottom Line:

  • According to a recent report, grocery prices went up 4.5% in June as compared to February, the month before the coronavirus crisis began
  • 24/7 Wall Street has analyzed changes in the consumer price index from February to June to determine which grocery items have gone up in price the most
  • Beef and veal has the biggest increases, with prices up 22.7% during the crisis
  • Source:USA Today
The Full Story:

Anyone who’s gone to the supermarket lately has probably noticed their bill has been much higher than in the past, and that’s likely due to the coronavirus crisis. Certain grocery items have gone up drastically in price since it all began, and now a new report reveals which ones are most likely driving up your bill. 

  • According to a recent report grocery prices went up 4.5% in June as compared to February, the month before the crisis began.
  • Now, 24/7 Wall Street has analyzed changes in the consumer price index from February to June to determine which grocery items have gone up in price the most.
  • Topping the list is beef and veal, with prices increasing 22.7% from February to June, with June being the priciest month. 

Top Ten Food Items Driving Up Your Grocery Bill

  1. Beef and veal (+22.7%)
  2. Pork chops (+19.8%)
  3. Citrus fruits (+10/3%)
  4. Chicken (+9.4%)
  5. Frankfurters (+8.8%)
  6. Potatoes (+8.7%)
  7. Ham (+8.7%)
  8. Peanut Butter (+7.9%)
  9. Dried beans, peas & lentils (+7.4%)
  10. Canned vegetables (+6.4%)

Source:USA Today

Thought Starters…

  • Frankfurters? Guess those barbecues are costing a lot more these days…
  • Have you noticed your grocery bills are substantially larger right now? What food items have you noticed going up in price?
  • Are there any food items you’ve stopped buying because they’ve gotten too expensive? Which ones?
  • What have you been doing to try and save money while grocery shopping?

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