Summary of the food price index for March 2019

Summary of the food price index for March 2019


Making brunch at home got more expensive in
March 2019. Avocado, tomato, bacon, eggs, and bread all
rose in price. The price of a 200g avocado was $4.29 in March
2019, up from $3.12 in March 2018. It’s normal for avocado prices to rise in
the first few months of the year, but this month’s increase was bigger than usual. Tomatoes were also more expensive than a year
ago. A kilogram of tomatoes cost $5.20 in March
2019, which was around 12 percent higher than in March 2018. Egg prices were 9 percent higher in March
2019 than a year earlier. Bread and bacon prices went up too. Bread prices rose 1.1 percent in March compared
with February 2019, and bacon prices rose 2.7 percent in the month. The price of butter fell again in March 2019. A 500g block of butter cost $5.11 in March,
down from a record high of $5.79 in January 2019. Overall, food prices rose 0.5 percent in the
month.

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