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Average retail food and energy prices, U.S. city average and South region
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Cereals and bakery products

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

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0.529 0.527 0.531 0.4 0.8
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0.520 0.531 0.532 2.3 0.2

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

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0.737 0.758 0.737 0.0 -2.8
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0.764 0.754 -1.3

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.296 1.324 1.375 6.1 3.9
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Bread, white, pan, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.408 1.413 1.396 -0.9 -1.2
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1.384 1.403 1.363 -1.5 -2.9

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

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2.036 2.020 2.072 1.8 2.6
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1.951 1.992 2.089 7.1 4.9

Cookies, chocolate chip, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.451 3.456 3.375 -2.2 -2.3
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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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3.511 3.917 4.024 14.6 2.7
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3.538 4.064 4.135 16.9 1.7

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

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3.454 3.884 4.013 16.2 3.3
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3.352 3.785 3.887 16.0 2.7

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

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4.889 5.408 5.623 15.0 4.0
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4.863 5.725 6.029 24.0 5.3

All uncooked ground beef, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.829 4.224 4.357 13.8 3.1
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3.850 4.281 4.376 13.7 2.2

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

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4.232 4.720 5.024 18.7 6.4
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4.299 4.663 4.911 14.2 5.3

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

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4.657 5.133 5.472 17.5 6.6
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4.420 5.191 5.471 23.8 5.4

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

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4.748 5.187 5.505 15.9 6.1
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4.477 5.223 5.503 22.9 5.4

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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4.876 5.366 5.711 17.1 6.4
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4.631 5.265 5.515 19.1 4.7

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

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4.955 5.577 5.826 17.6 4.5
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5.174 5.627 5.650 9.2 0.4

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

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4.826 5.434 5.868 21.6 8.0
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4.963 5.525 6.054 22.0 9.6

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

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5.715
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Steak, sirloin, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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6.604 7.870 8.250 24.9 4.8
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6.773 7.910 8.196 21.0 3.6

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

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4.533 5.155 5.328 17.5 3.4
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4.638 5.324 5.350 15.4 0.5

All Uncooked Beef Steaks, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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6.340 7.001 7.363 16.1 5.2
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6.279 6.936 7.318 16.5 5.5

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

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4.057 4.337 4.471 10.2 3.1
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3.584 4.246 4.422 23.4 4.1

Pork

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.618 6.009 6.068 8.0 1.0
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5.618 5.951 6.088 8.4 2.3

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

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3.584 4.270 4.353 21.5 1.9
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3.695 4.264 4.309 16.6 1.1

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.983 4.387 4.527 13.7 3.2
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3.998 4.523 4.552 13.9 0.6

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.534 4.005 4.172 18.1 4.2
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3.542 4.002 4.141 16.9 3.5

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

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2.430 2.595 6.8
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Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.169 4.371 4.503 8.0 3.0
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4.120 4.399 4.547 10.4 3.4

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

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2.906 3.125 3.281 12.9 5.0
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2.876 3.101 3.314 15.2 6.9

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

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2.549 3.102 3.141 23.2 1.3
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2.369 2.928 2.960 24.9 1.1

Other meats

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

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3.143 2.880 2.939 -6.5 2.0
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3.343

Poultry

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

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1.489 1.495 1.572 5.6 5.2
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1.376 1.418 1.459 6.0 2.9

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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3.599 3.444 3.476 -3.4 0.9
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3.520 3.258 3.138 -10.9 -3.7

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

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1.650 1.553 1.564 -5.2 0.7
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1.717 1.625 1.659 -3.4 2.1

Turkey, frozen, whole, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.663 1.641 1.604 -3.5 -2.3
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Eggs

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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1.838 1.950 1.979 7.7 1.5
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1.978 2.094 2.023 2.3 -3.4

Dairy products

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

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3.448 3.645 3.673 6.5 0.8
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3.837 4.089 4.082 6.4 -0.2

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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4.135 4.426 4.482 8.4 1.3
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4.186 4.123 -1.5

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

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5.465 5.560 5.580 2.1 0.4
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5.161 5.389 5.336 3.4 -1.0

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

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5.034 4.719 4.751 -5.6 0.7
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5.639 4.990 4.963 -12.0 -0.5

Fruits and vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables

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

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1.428 1.391 1.404 -1.7 0.9
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1.471 1.345 1.340 -8.9 -0.4

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.595 0.606 0.608 2.2 0.3
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0.565 0.561 0.566 0.2 0.9

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.377 1.390 1.467 6.5 5.5
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1.400 1.308 1.354 -3.3 3.5

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.032
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Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.904
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Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.106 1.128 1.156 4.5 2.5
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1.048 1.126 1.195 14.0 6.1

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

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1.821 2.356 2.132 17.1 -9.5
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2.043 2.232 2.105 3.0 -5.7

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.714 2.078 2.327 35.8 12.0
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1.661 1.964 2.097 26.2 6.8

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.551 1.971 1.799 16.0 -8.7
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1.476 1.757 1.756 19.0 -0.1

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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

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1.917 1.868 1.968 2.7 5.4
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1.641 1.658 1.782 8.6 7.5

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.756 0.696 0.689 -8.9 -1.0
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0.753 0.687 0.679 -9.8 -1.2

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.077 1.108 1.111 3.2 0.3
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1.170 1.229 1.304 11.5 6.1

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.620 1.756 1.710 5.6 -2.6
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1.707

Tomatoes, field grown, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.509 1.633 1.544 2.3 -5.5
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1.437 1.846 1.767 23.0 -4.3

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.806 1.808 1.664 -7.9 -8.0
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1.833

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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2.437 2.718 2.606 6.9 -4.1
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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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2.539 2.547 2.547 0.3 0.0
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2.198 2.630 2.599 18.2 -1.2

Beans, dried, any type, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.429 1.477 1.472 3.0 -0.3
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1.353 1.371 1.369 1.2 -0.1

Other foods at home

Sugar and sweets

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

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0.644 0.596 0.599 -7.0 0.5
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0.683 0.601 0.612 -10.4 1.8

Sugar, white, 33-80 oz. pkg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.660 0.604 0.609 -7.7 0.8
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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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2.099 2.066 2.077 -1.0 0.5
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2.030

Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.709 2.401 2.421 -10.6 0.8
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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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5.214 5.099 5.167 -0.9 1.3
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Other prepared foods

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.577 4.308 4.437 -3.1 3.0
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4.421 4.439 4.416 -0.1 -0.5

Alcoholic beverages at home

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

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1.291 1.191 1.345 4.2 12.9
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1.306 1.219 1.362 4.3 11.7

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

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11.257 10.961 12.402 10.2 13.1
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9.790 9.418 10.495 7.2 11.4

Energy (residential)

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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3.651 3.753 3.705 1.5 -1.3
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3.974 4.006 3.974 0.0 -0.8

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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1.003 1.093 1.060 5.7 -3.0
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1.113 1.193 1.166 4.8 -2.3

Electricity per KWH

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0.137 0.143 0.143 4.4 0.0
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0.121 0.126 0.126 4.1 0.0

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

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3.658 3.690 3.540 -3.2 -4.1
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3.474 3.499 3.333 -4.1 -4.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.600 3.633 3.481 -3.3 -4.2
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3.406 3.436 3.268 -4.1 -4.9

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.760 3.819 3.678 -2.2 -3.7
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3.605 3.661 3.500 -2.9 -4.4

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.919 3.976 3.835 -2.1 -3.5
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3.768 3.826 3.669 -2.6 -4.1

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.897 3.896 3.840 -1.5 -1.4
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3.761 3.768 3.713 -1.3 -1.5

Footnotes
(1) South region: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
(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.

Last Modified Date: September 17, 2014

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