Cost of Summer Cookout Down Slightly From 10-Year High

新闻 & 媒体/ 2023年6月27日

庆祝4岁th of July with a cookout will cost significantly more than two years ago, although prices have fallen slightly from record highs in 2022. 家庭将支付67美元.73 to host an Independence Day cookout with 10 family members or friends, based on the 2023 American Farm Bureau Federation marketbasket survey.

67美元的.73 grocery bill is down 3% from 2022, but still approximately 14% higher than prices were just two years ago. Last year set a record high since AFBF began the survey in 2013, and 2023 comes in as the second-highest cost. The cookout favorites include cheeseburgers, 鸡胸肉, 猪排, 自制土豆沙拉, 草莓和冰淇淋, 在其他产品中.

“The slight downward direction in the cost of a cookout doesn’t counter the dramatic increases we’ve seen over the past few years. Families are still feeling the pinch of high inflation along with other factors keeping prices high,” said AFBF Chief Economist Roger Cryan. “Don’t assume farmers come out as winners from higher prices at the grocery store either. They’re price takers, not price makers, whose share of the retail food dollar is just 14%. Farmers have to pay for fuel, fertilizer and other expenses, which have all gone up in cost.”

The marketbasket survey shows a year-to-year increase in the cost of hamburger buns, 牛肉土豆沙拉, while there are drops in the cost of 鸡胸肉, 柠檬水和饼干.

The retail price for a package of eight hamburger buns increased 17% to $2.26. 自制土豆沙拉要3美元.44个,比2022年增长5%. The cost of 2 pounds of ground beef rose 4% to $11.54.

Several factors influence the increases. Drought conditions have increased the cost of feed and reduced the number of available 牛 for the summer grilling season, 推高牛肉价格. Higher potato prices can be attributed to poor weather leading to a drop in production, and general inflation is driving up the price of processed foods like bread.

Our survey found one exception to the increased price of processed foods. A package of cookies will cost 10% less than 2022. The price of 鸡胸肉 and eggs, which had reached record-high prices in 2022, are both lower. This is good news as the number of avian influenza cases has fallen, which has allowed chicken populations to recover. Lemonade is 16% less expensive, at $3.73, due to a drop in the cost of lemons.

Although historically high, the cost of the cookout breaks down to less than $7 per person. 放在全局上下文中, Americans spend a smaller percentage of their income on food than any other country.

AFBF主席Zippy Duvall说, “While the increased costs are difficult and have made it more challenging for some families to put food on the table, it’s important to remember that America still has one of the most affordable food supplies in the world, which is due in part to strong farm bill programs. 正规棋牌游戏排行榜都在庆祝这个节日, we encourage members of Congress to consider the contributions of the farm bill to our security and independence by ensuring a safe and abundant food supply.”

联邦政府的范围更广 居民消费价格指数 report for food at home shows an overall increase of 5.与一年前相比增长了8%. Farm Bureau’s informal marketbasket survey examines only those foods commonly associated with summer cookouts.

7月4日th cookout survey is part of the Farm Bureau marketbasket series, which also includes the popular annual Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Survey of common food staples Americans use to prepare meals at home.

Volunteer shoppers across the country, including Farm Bureau members and others, collected data from 240 different stores in every state and Puerto Rico.


Individual Prices, AFBF 2023 Summer Cookout

  • 两磅碎牛肉,11美元.54 (+4%)
  • 两磅鸡胸肉,8美元.14 (-9%)
  • 3磅猪排,14美元.37 (-6%)
  • 1磅奶酪,3美元.53(不变)
  • 一包汉堡面包,2美元.26 (+17%)
  • 2 ½ pounds of 自制土豆沙拉, $3.44 (+5%)
  • 32盎司猪肉和豆子,2美元.44 (-3%)
  • 一袋16盎司的薯片,4美元.53 (-4%)
  • 13-ounce package of chocolate chip cookies, $3.90 (-10%)
  • 半加仑冰淇淋,5美元.29 (+3%)
  • 2品脱草莓,4美元.56 (+3%)
  • 两夸脱半柠檬水,3美元.73 (-16%)

This year with the help of Nevadans across the state we were able to see how our state food prices compared to the national average. Here in Nevada for a 10 person BBQ it will cost you $80.77. 不幸的是,那是19.比全国平均水平高2%. We had significantly higher prices on eggs and cheese compared to the national average.



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