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

Average retail food and energy prices, U.S. city average and West region
Item and unit U.S. city average
 
West region (1)
 
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2014
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2015
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2014
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2015
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2015
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2015

Cereals and bakery products

 

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

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0.551 0.525 0.518 -6.0 -1.3
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0.492 0.523 0.506 2.8 -3.3

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

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0.733 0.689 0.670 -8.6 -2.8
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0.717 0.699 0.683 -4.7 -2.3

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.307 1.319 1.392 6.5 5.5
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1.145 1.155 1.187 3.7 2.8

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

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1.359 1.435 1.440 6.0 0.3
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1.428 1.524 1.530 7.1 0.4

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

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2.064 2.024 2.042 -1.1 0.9
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Cookies, chocolate chip, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.424 3.477 3.486 1.8 0.3
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  3.131 3.172   1.3
 

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

 

Beef and veal

 

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

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3.745 4.403 4.364 16.5 -0.9
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Ground beef, 100% beef, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.698 4.238 4.200 13.6 -0.9
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3.914 4.427 4.511 15.3 1.9

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

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5.273 6.184 6.099 15.7 -1.4
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5.310 6.250 6.255 17.8 0.1

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

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4.134 4.708 4.677 13.1 -0.7
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4.150 4.717 4.752 14.5 0.7

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

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4.807 5.310 5.362 11.5 1.0
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Chuck roast, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.944 5.546 5.563 12.5 0.3
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4.546 5.618 5.267 15.9 -6.2

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

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4.983 5.657 5.736 15.1 1.4
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  5.679 5.613   -1.2

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

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

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5.231 5.844 5.872 12.3 0.5
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5.115 6.122 5.996 17.2 -2.1

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

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5.295 6.180 6.209 17.3 0.5
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5.169   6.222 20.4  

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

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5.363 6.024 6.085 13.5 1.0
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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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7.046 8.194 8.372 18.8 2.2
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7.161 7.722 7.961 11.2 3.1

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

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5.057 5.552 5.595 10.6 0.8
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All Uncooked Beef Steaks, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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6.726 7.569 7.661 13.9 1.2
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6.928 7.615 7.690 11.0 1.0

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

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4.337 4.684 4.709 8.6 0.5
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4.644 5.015 5.177 11.5 3.2

Pork

 

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.552 5.472 5.367 -3.3 -1.9
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5.621 5.429 5.212 -7.3 -4.0

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

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4.095 4.138 4.224 3.2 2.1
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4.436 4.614 4.276 -3.6 -7.3

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.089 4.468 4.196 2.6 -6.1
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3.903 4.317 4.027 3.2 -6.7

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.824 3.962 3.867 1.1 -2.4
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4.061 4.318 3.969 -2.3 -8.1

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

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2.331 2.484 2.373 1.8 -4.5
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Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.208 4.428 4.314 2.5 -2.6
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4.143 4.565 4.629 11.7 1.4

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

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2.934 3.221 3.176 8.2 -1.4
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3.479 3.591 3.665 5.3 2.1

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

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2.704 2.928 2.904 7.4 -0.8
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3.017 3.264 3.281 8.8 0.5

Other meats

 

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

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3.055 3.038 2.956 -3.2 -2.7
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Poultry

 

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

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1.544 1.550 1.545 0.1 -0.3
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1.679 1.532 1.583 -5.7 3.3

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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3.468 3.511 3.522 1.6 0.3
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3.297 3.356 3.630 10.1 8.2

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

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1.554 1.581 1.588 2.2 0.4
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1.494 1.401 1.400 -6.3 -0.1

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

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1.733 1.480 1.503 -13.3 1.6
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Eggs

 

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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2.061 2.088 2.133 3.5 2.2
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Dairy products

 

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

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3.669 3.496 3.463 -5.6 -0.9
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3.362 3.255 3.239 -3.7 -0.5

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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4.460 4.598 4.558 2.2 -0.9
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  4.829 4.874   0.9

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

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5.579 5.480 5.384 -3.5 -1.8
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5.266 5.273 5.119 -2.8 -2.9

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

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4.842 4.955 4.889 1.0 -1.3
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5.043 5.186 5.036 -0.1 -2.9
 

Fruits and vegetables

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables

 

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

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1.330 1.350 1.265 -4.9 -6.3
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1.193        

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.597 0.591 0.593 -0.7 0.3
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0.679 0.678 0.677 -0.3 -0.1

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.212 1.185 1.201 -0.9 1.4
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1.113 1.159 1.182 6.2 2.0

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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1.022 1.026 0.970 -5.1 -5.5
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1.002 1.215 0.966 -3.6 -20.5

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

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2.694 3.006 2.653 -1.5 -11.7
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2.909 3.204 3.015 3.6 -5.9

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.710 1.868 1.664 -2.7 -10.9
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1.803 1.956 1.539 -14.6 -21.3

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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1.771 2.090 1.664 -6.0 -20.4
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1.800 2.327 1.835 1.9 -21.1

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.678 0.646 0.639 -5.8 -1.1
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0.691 0.664 0.651 -5.8 -2.0

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.926 1.138 1.050 13.4 -7.7
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0.644        

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.565 2.195 2.007 28.2 -8.6
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1.300 2.341 1.757 35.2 -24.9

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

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1.632 1.849 1.819 11.5 -1.6
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1.766 2.282 1.975 11.8 -13.5

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.784 1.842 1.704 -4.5 -7.5
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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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0.762        
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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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2.469 2.196 2.355 -4.6 7.2
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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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2.457 2.734 2.678 9.0 -2.0
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Beans, dried, any type, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.480 1.484 1.472 -0.5 -0.8
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1.404 1.390 1.394 -0.7 0.3
 

Other foods at home

 

Sugar and sweets

 

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

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0.604 0.659 0.660 9.3 0.2
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0.570 0.703 0.696 22.1 -1.0

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

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0.621 0.649 0.653 5.2 0.6
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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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2.109 1.972 1.975 -6.4 0.2
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2.339        

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

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2.707 2.623 2.617 -3.3 -0.2
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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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5.005 4.910 4.827 -3.6 -1.7
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  4.221      

Other prepared foods

 

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.538 4.298 4.400 -3.0 2.4
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4.612 3.816 4.020 -12.8 5.3

Alcoholic beverages at home

 

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

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1.247 1.287 1.318 5.7 2.4
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1.441 1.285 1.398 -3.0 8.8

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

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10.747 12.370 12.370 15.1 0.0
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11.918 15.145 15.242 27.9 0.6
 

Energy (residential)

 

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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3.952 2.864 3.019 -23.6 5.4
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3.925 2.618 2.787 -29.0 6.5

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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1.154 1.007 0.985 -14.6 -2.2
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1.224 1.217 1.198 -2.1 -1.6

Electricity per KWH

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0.135 0.138 0.136 0.7 -1.4
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0.154 0.155 0.155 0.6 0.0

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

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3.590 2.308 2.544 -29.1 10.2
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3.757 2.506 2.971 -20.9 18.6

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.532 2.249 2.483 -29.7 10.4
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3.714 2.457 2.917 -21.5 18.7

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.700 2.477 2.720 -26.5 9.8
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3.839 2.649 3.157 -17.8 19.2

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.858 2.621 2.867 -25.7 9.4
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3.927 2.695 3.159 -19.6 17.2

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.993 2.875 2.933 -26.5 2.0
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4.052 2.989 3.071 -24.2 2.7

Footnotes
(1) West region: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
(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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