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

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

 

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

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0.532 0.509 0.520 -2.3 2.2
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0.535 0.529 0.540 0.9 2.1

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

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0.739 0.670 0.676 -8.5 0.9
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0.740 0.690 0.687 -7.2 -0.4

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.301 1.337 1.335 2.6 -0.1
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  1.322 1.318   -0.3

Bread, white, pan, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.401 1.454 1.463 4.4 0.6
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1.376 1.435 1.450 5.4 1.0

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

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2.016 2.008 2.041 1.2 1.6
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1.957 2.105 2.068 5.7 -1.8

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

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3.391 3.335 3.212 -5.3 -3.7
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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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3.849 4.323 4.308 11.9 -0.3
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3.872 4.374 4.341 12.1 -0.8

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

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3.856 4.231 4.136 7.3 -2.2
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3.729 4.149 4.063 9.0 -2.1

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

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5.356 6.105 6.195 15.7 1.5
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5.734 6.113 6.292 9.7 2.9

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

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4.213 4.681 4.653 10.4 -0.6
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4.234 4.729 4.704 11.1 -0.5

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

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4.763 5.348 5.295 11.2 -1.0
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4.664 5.269 5.299 13.6 0.6

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

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5.014 5.659 5.700 13.7 0.7
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5.377 5.800 5.843 8.7 0.7

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

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5.166 5.644 5.653 9.4 0.2
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5.159 5.703 5.669 9.9 -0.6

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

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  5.490 5.660   3.1

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

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5.339 5.864 5.915 10.8 0.9
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5.305 5.750 5.797 9.3 0.8

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

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5.629 6.157 6.185 9.9 0.5
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5.700 6.241 6.475 13.6 3.7

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

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5.522 6.155 6.013 8.9 -2.3
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5.574 6.286 6.263 12.4 -0.4

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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7.588 8.329 8.816 16.2 5.8
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7.179 8.243 8.191 14.1 -0.6

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

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5.119 5.654 5.581 9.0 -1.3
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5.360 5.750 5.655 5.5 -1.7

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

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6.941 7.684 7.773 12.0 1.2
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6.850 7.706 7.689 12.2 -0.2

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

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4.438 4.702 4.590 3.4 -2.4
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4.172 4.500 4.472 7.2 -0.6

Pork

 

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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6.048 5.211 4.940 -18.3 -5.2
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6.071 5.410 5.119 -15.7 -5.4

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

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4.308 4.141 4.132 -4.1 -0.2
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4.388 4.243 4.031 -8.1 -5.0

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.444 4.227 4.273 -3.8 1.1
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4.625 4.181 4.347 -6.0 4.0

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.106 3.813 3.786 -7.8 -0.7
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4.162 3.630 3.588 -13.8 -1.2

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

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2.296 2.141 2.130 -7.2 -0.5
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Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.198 4.114 4.164 -0.8 1.2
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4.165 4.039 4.251 2.1 5.2

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

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2.976 2.971 3.045 2.3 2.5
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2.986 2.945 3.008 0.7 2.1

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

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2.963 2.836 2.804 -5.4 -1.1
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2.703 2.694 2.666 -1.4 -1.0

Other meats

 

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

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3.011 2.980 2.846 -5.5 -4.5
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Poultry

 

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

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1.556 1.539 1.483 -4.7 -3.6
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1.450 1.458 1.390 -4.1 -4.7

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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3.474 3.504 3.408 -1.9 -2.7
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3.387 3.109 3.291 -2.8 5.9

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

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1.559 1.609 1.552 -0.4 -3.5
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1.592 1.771 1.609 1.1 -9.1

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

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1.602 1.487 1.527 -4.7 2.7
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  1.471 1.516   3.1

Eggs

 

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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1.996 2.065 1.962 -1.7 -5.0
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2.216 2.223 2.080 -6.1 -6.4
 

Dairy products

 

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

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3.735 3.397 3.387 -9.3 -0.3
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4.171 3.795 3.758 -9.9 -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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4.515 4.543 4.417 -2.2 -2.8
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  3.947 3.932   -0.4

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

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5.586 5.384 5.312 -4.9 -1.3
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5.259 5.155 4.916 -6.5 -4.6

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

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4.911 4.791 4.696 -4.4 -2.0
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4.959 4.847 4.628 -6.7 -4.5
 

Fruits and vegetables

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables

 

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

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1.393 1.245 1.301 -6.6 4.5
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1.334 1.144 1.212 -9.1 5.9

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.603 0.597 0.582 -3.5 -2.5
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0.561 0.571 0.575 2.5 0.7

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.342 1.165 1.208 -10.0 3.7
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1.236 1.103 1.126 -8.9 2.1

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.006 1.067 1.070 6.4 0.3
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1.007 1.036 1.041 3.4 0.5

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

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3.158 2.737 3.001 -5.0 9.6
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2.902 2.771 2.979 2.7 7.5

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.818 1.750 1.874 3.1 7.1
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1.625 1.772 1.897 16.7 7.1

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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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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1.892 1.852 2.087 10.3 12.7
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1.609 1.564 1.880 16.8 20.2

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.678 0.645 0.646 -4.7 0.2
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0.691 0.638 0.645 -6.7 1.1

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.993 0.993 1.055 6.2 6.2
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1.168 1.140 1.139 -2.5 -0.1

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.600 1.868 1.904 19.0 1.9
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Tomatoes, field grown, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.629 1.847 1.740 6.8 -5.8
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1.704 1.835 1.814 6.5 -1.1

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.770 1.830 1.668 -5.8 -8.9
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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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2.645 2.475 2.482 -6.2 0.3
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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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2.571 2.662 2.709 5.4 1.8
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2.521 2.865      

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

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1.457 1.510 1.486 2.0 -1.6
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1.350 1.448 1.466 8.6 1.2
 

Other foods at home

 

Sugar and sweets

 

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

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0.607 0.663 0.660 8.7 -0.5
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0.634 0.684 0.687 8.4 0.4

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

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0.610 0.662 0.648 6.2 -2.1
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Fats and oils

 

Margarine, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.372        
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Margarine, soft, tubs, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.176 2.006 2.004 -7.9 -0.1
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Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.492 2.557 2.624 5.3 2.6
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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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5.153 4.990 4.715 -8.5 -5.5
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Other prepared foods

 

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.372 4.412 4.427 1.3 0.3
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4.637 4.669 4.695 1.3 0.6

Alcoholic beverages at home

 

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

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1.239 1.365 1.290 4.1 -5.5
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1.219 1.381 1.272 4.3 -7.9

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

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10.996 14.099 11.410 3.8 -19.1
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8.893 10.037 9.225 3.7 -8.1
 

Energy (residential)

 

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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3.815 2.755 2.788 -26.9 1.2
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4.091 2.947 2.966 -27.5 0.6

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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1.111 0.947 0.930 -16.3 -1.8
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1.191 1.053 1.014 -14.9 -3.7

Electricity per KWH

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0.136 0.137 0.137 0.7 0.0
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0.119 0.116 0.117 -1.7 0.9

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

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3.745 2.545 2.832 -24.4 11.3
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3.573 2.346 2.543 -28.8 8.4

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.691 2.485 2.775 -24.8 11.7
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3.508 2.286 2.484 -29.2 8.7

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.852 2.717 2.968 -22.9 9.2
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3.714 2.527 2.714 -26.9 7.4

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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4.020 2.868 3.166 -21.2 10.4
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3.888 2.702 2.897 -25.5 7.2

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.932 2.840 2.906 -26.1 2.3
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3.815 2.704 2.758 -27.7 2.0

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.

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