Think Grocery Prices Are Going Up? Here’s the Proof

Have you checked out AsaMom.org?

One of the things they’re doing is monitoring inflation–not the numbers the government is doling out, but a real number that counts groceries and gas, two things the government numbers don’t include.

They found  inflation has risen 1.9% in the last eight weeks.

A few highlights:

  • 25 of 36 items tracked increased, on average, in price over the eight weeks, while five items stayed about flat. The average price of six items trended down slightly over the eight weeks.
  • All four Dairy items: Milk, Butter, Eggs, and Cheese, have increased between 3.9% and 5.7% in the last eight weeks.
  • Vegetable Oil has increased the most, 11% in the last eight weeks.
  • Toilet Paper has increased on average 6.4%.
  • Regular Gasoline has increased 7.4% from $2.84 in Week 1 of the study to $3.06 in Week 8.
  • The Average Total for the items tracked in the study has trended upward over the study so far, increasing $116.14 to $118.40, or 1.9% in eight weeks.



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Check out AsAMom.org, and sign up to participate in the inflation survey: http://www.asamom.org/group/surveymoms

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