August CPI: Meat and poultry fall 0.3%

21-09-2010 | | |

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for meats, poultry, fish and eggs dropped 0.3% in August, according to the latest report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs fell 0.3%, the first drop in eight months and ends a string of seven consecutive increases. In addition the indexes for dairy and related products and for nonalcoholic beverages both fell slightly.

In contrast, the food index rose 0.2% in August after falling 0.1% in July.

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