Cost of food in the United States increased 6.30 percent in December of 2021 over the same month in the previous year. It is the highest food inflation since October of 2008. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Food Inflation in the United States averaged 3.40 percent from 1914 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 36.70 percent in May of 1917 and a record low of -34.30 percent in June of 1921. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Food Inflation - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Food Inflation - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on January of 2022.

Food Inflation in the United States is expected to be 5.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Food Inflation is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2023 and 2.10 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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United States Food Inflation


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