“Are Food Prices Making You Feel the Heat? See the Surprising Shift!
Grocery prices have been an area of rising discussion due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. With more people staying home, grocery stores everywhere have seen dramatic increases in demand, which has impacted prices as well. To better understand the impact, we’ve gathered data to show how the prices of popular grocery items have changed within the past 6 months. Vegetables have seen the most pounds of inflation, with an average increase of 5.8% since September 2020. As for specific vegetables, cauliflower prices have skyrocketed. On average, cauliflower has increased in price by 17.1% over the past 6 months. Other vegetables, such as spinach and mushrooms, have also seen price increases of 6.7% and 10.9%, respectively. Fruits, on the other hand, have seen slightly lower rates of inflation, with an average increase of 4.9% since September. The fruits with the biggest difference in price were apples and oranges. apples experienced a dramatic price increase of 16.9%, while oranges only saw an increase of 5.7%. Certain staples, such as rice and beans, have also seen a price increase. Both rice and beans have seen an inflation rate of 3.5%, with white rice experiencing the biggest change in price with an 11.6% increase. Finally, for those looking to indulge in some snacks, the cost for those items has increased at a rate of 4.3%. Of all the snack items surveyed, the biggest change was almonds, with an increase of 12%. Overall, it seems that grocery prices are rising across all categories due to the effects of the pandemic. This data gives us a better understanding of how prices are shifting between popular items and which items are affected the most. Prices are likely to continue changing, so stay tuned for updates on the cost of groceries.