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Average Retail Food and Energy Prices, U.S. City Average and Northeast Region

Average retail food and energy prices, U.S. city average and Northeast region
Item and unit U.S. city average
 
Northeast region (1)
 
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2014
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2015
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Cereals and bakery products

 

Flour, white, all purpose, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.527 0.519 0.515 -2.3 -0.8
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0.660 0.603 0.605 -8.3 0.3

Rice, white, long grain, uncooked, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.758 0.691 0.673 -11.2 -2.6
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Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.324 1.360 1.325 0.1 -2.6
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Bread, white, pan, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.413 1.467 1.447 2.4 -1.4
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1.434 1.592 1.530 6.7 -3.9

Bread, whole wheat, pan, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.020 1.957 1.963 -2.8 0.3
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Cookies, chocolate chip, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.456 3.286 3.305 -4.4 0.6
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Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

 

Beef and veal

 

Ground chuck, 100% beef, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.917 4.324 4.266 8.9 -1.3
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3.871 4.163 4.074 5.2 -2.1

Ground beef, 100% beef, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.884 4.221 4.200 8.1 -0.5
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4.148 4.186 4.167 0.5 -0.5

Ground beef, lean and extra lean, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.408 6.111 6.184 14.3 1.2
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All uncooked ground beef, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.224 4.676 4.637 9.8 -0.8
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4.347 4.689 4.698 8.1 0.2

Chuck roast, graded and ungraded, excluding USDA Prime and Choice, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.720 5.327 5.235 10.9 -1.7
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Chuck roast, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.133 5.704 5.677 10.6 -0.5
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  5.774 5.870   1.7

Round roast, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.187 5.638 5.685 9.6 0.8
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5.066 5.555 5.639 11.3 1.5

Round roast, graded and ungraded, excluding USDA Prime and Choice, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.178        
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All Uncooked Beef Roasts, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.366 5.927 5.905 10.0 -0.4
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5.604 5.944 6.141 9.6 3.3

Steak, round, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.577 6.183 6.243 11.9 1.0
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5.656 6.281 6.275 10.9 -0.1

Steak, round, graded and ungraded, excluding USDA Prime and Choice, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.434 5.931 6.179 13.7 4.2
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Steak, sirloin, graded and ungraded, excluding USDA Prime and Choice, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Steak, sirloin, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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7.870 8.842 8.837 12.3 -0.1
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9.382 9.263 9.295 -0.9 0.3

Beef for stew, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.155 5.700 5.684 10.3 -0.3
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All Uncooked Beef Steaks, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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7.001 7.917 7.962 13.7 0.6
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7.202 8.268 8.365 16.1 1.2

All Uncooked Other Beef (Excluding Veal), per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.337 4.696 4.738 9.2 0.9
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4.526 4.860 4.855 7.3 -0.1

Pork

 

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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6.009 5.059 5.184 -13.7 2.5
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6.599 5.560 5.730 -13.2 3.1

Chops, center cut, bone-in, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.270 3.965 4.062 -4.9 2.4
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4.161 3.211 3.943 -5.2 22.8

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.387 4.326 4.470 1.9 3.3
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4.551 4.150 4.088 -10.2 -1.5

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.005 3.824 3.917 -2.2 2.4
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3.870 3.539 3.734 -3.5 5.5

Ham, rump or shank half, bone-in, smoked, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.430        
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Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.371 4.105 4.098 -6.2 -0.2
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4.387 4.702 4.648 5.9 -1.1

All Ham (Excluding Canned Ham and Luncheon Slices), per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.125 3.020 3.031 -3.0 0.4
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2.815 2.838 2.866 1.8 1.0

All Other Pork (Excluding Canned Ham and Luncheon Slices), per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.102 2.784 2.833 -8.7 1.8
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2.904 2.667 2.654 -8.6 -0.5

Other meats

 

Bologna, all beef or mixed, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.880 2.799 2.820 -2.1 0.8
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Poultry

 

Chicken, fresh, whole, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.495 1.515 1.487 -0.5 -1.8
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1.631 1.772 1.660 1.8 -6.3

Chicken breast, bone-in, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Chicken breast, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.444 3.388 3.378 -1.9 -0.3
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3.697 3.682 3.654 -1.2 -0.8

Chicken legs, bone-in, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.553 1.622 1.591 2.4 -1.9
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Turkey, frozen, whole, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.641 1.541 1.568 -4.4 1.8
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Eggs

 

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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1.950 2.570 2.570 31.8 0.0
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Dairy products

 

Milk, fresh, whole, fortified, per gal. (3.8 lit)

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3.645 3.366 3.430 -5.9 1.9
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3.923 3.654 3.689 -6.0 1.0

Butter, salted, grade AA, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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American processed cheese, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.426 4.265 4.352 -1.7 2.0
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5.017        

Cheddar cheese, natural, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.560 5.256 5.376 -3.3 2.3
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5.512        

Ice cream, prepackaged, bulk, regular, per 1/2 gal. (1.9 lit)

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4.719 4.620 4.466 -5.4 -3.3
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4.418 4.870 4.334 -1.9 -11.0
 

Fruits and vegetables

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables

 

Apples, Red Delicious, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.391 1.357 1.408 1.2 3.8
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Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.606 0.574 0.581 -4.1 1.2
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0.648 0.557 0.586 -9.6 5.2

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.390 1.274 1.380 -0.7 8.3
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1.508 1.439 1.480 -1.9 2.8

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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  3.885 3.315   -14.7
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Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.128 1.105 1.117 -1.0 1.1
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1.160 1.278 1.222 5.3 -4.4

Grapes, Thompson Seedless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.356 2.515 2.328 -1.2 -7.4
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2.873 2.847 2.839 -1.2 -0.3

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.078 2.127 2.254 8.5 6.0
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  2.545 2.505   -1.6

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.971 2.069 1.701 -13.7 -17.8
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Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Strawberries, dry pint, per 12 oz. (340.2 gm)

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1.868 1.735 1.798 -3.7 3.6
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2.303 2.198 2.111 -8.3 -4.0

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.696 0.647 0.668 -4.0 3.2
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0.819 0.753 0.814 -0.6 8.1

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.108 1.074 1.049 -5.3 -2.3
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Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.756 1.977 1.848 5.2 -6.5
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Tomatoes, field grown, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.633 1.708 1.777 8.8 4.0
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1.772 1.778 1.969 11.1 10.7

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.808 1.871 1.706 -5.6 -8.8
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Cabbage, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Carrots, short trimmed and topped, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Celery, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Peppers, sweet, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.718 2.190 2.509 -7.7 14.6
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Processed fruits and vegetables

 

Orange juice, frozen concentrate, 12 oz. can, per 16 oz. (473.2 ml)

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2.547 2.680 2.658 4.4 -0.8
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Beans, dried, any type, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.477 1.486 1.483 0.4 -0.2
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Other foods at home

 

Sugar and sweets

 

Sugar, white, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.596 0.646 0.656 10.1 1.5
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Sugar, white, 33-80 oz. pkg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.604 0.635 0.654 8.3 3.0
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Fats and oils

 

Margarine, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Margarine, soft, tubs, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.066 1.939 1.892 -8.4 -2.4
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Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.401 2.740 2.645 10.2 -3.5
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Nonalcoholic beverages

 

Cola, nondiet, per 2 liters (67.6 oz) (2)

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Coffee, 100%, ground roast, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.099 4.686 4.790 -6.1 2.2
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Other prepared foods

 

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.308 4.442 4.480 4.0 0.9
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4.367 4.469 4.579 4.9 2.5

Alcoholic beverages at home

 

Malt beverages, all types, all sizes, any origin, per 16 oz. (473.2 ml)

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1.191 1.357      
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1.197 1.457      

Wine, red and white table, all sizes, any origin, per 1 liter (33.8 oz)

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10.961 13.714      
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11.532 14.361      
 

Energy (residential)

 

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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3.753 2.743 2.651 -29.4 -3.4
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3.717 2.722 2.632 -29.2 -3.3

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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1.093 0.942 0.933 -14.6 -1.0
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1.117 0.964 0.942 -15.7 -2.3

Electricity per KWH

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0.143 0.143 0.142 -0.7 -0.7
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0.172 0.178 0.171 -0.6 -3.9

Gasoline, all types, per gallon/3.785 liters (3)

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3.690 2.889 2.893 -21.6 0.1
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3.782 2.834 2.822 -25.4 -0.4

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.633 2.832 2.832 -22.0 0.0
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3.725 2.781 2.765 -25.8 -0.6

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.819 3.047 3.058 -19.9 0.4
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3.925 2.994 3.001 -23.5 0.2

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.976 3.218 3.252 -18.2 1.1
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4.065 3.142 3.150 -22.5 0.3

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.896 2.910 2.850 -26.8 -2.1
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4.046 3.098 3.033 -25.0 -2.1

Footnotes
(1) Northeast region: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
(2) Deposit may be included in price.
(3) Also includes types of gasoline not shown separately.

Note: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

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