Consumer price index for food in the U.S. 1960-2018

This statistic depicts the consumer price index (CPI) for food in the United States from 1960 to 2018. In 2000, the consumer price index (CPI) for food amounted to 167.8, compared to the period from 1982 to 1984 (=100).

Consumer price index for food in the United States from 1960 to 2018*

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Release date

January 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1960 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* The data represents U.S. city averages. The base period was 1982-84=100. A consumer price index (CPI) measures changes in the price level of consumer goods and services purchased by households. The CPI is defined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics as "a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services." Data are not seasonally adjusted.
Data was extracted on February 16, 2019.

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