These 10 Grocery Items Are Getting Cheaper

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Eggs in the dairy aisle at a grocery store
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If you’ve been grocery shopping lately, you know quite well that the coronavirus pandemic caused some food prices to rise during the spring.

But now, you’ll actually pay less for some staple food items, and we’re going to show you a few in this article.

The data comes from the June 2020 Consumer Price Index from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What Americans pay for groceries rose slightly (0.7%) from the previous month, according to a news release from the bureau. The good thing is that a number of foods dropped in price.

Here are some grocery items that got cheaper based on the seasonally adjusted percentage change from May to June 2020:

10 Grocery Items That Are Getting Cheaper

Food Item Seasonally Adjusted % Change May 2020-June 2020
Eggs -2.7
Apples -2.1
Fresh Fish & Seafood -1.7
Butter -1.7
Margarine -1.5
Sugar & Sugar Substitutes -1.3
Dairy (Other Than Milk, Cheese & Ice Cream) & Related Products -1.3
Frozen Noncarbonated Juices & Drinks -1.1
Beverage Materials (Other Than Coffee) Including Tea -1.1
Salt & Other Seasonings & Spices -1.0

The report also shows that other dairy items like milk and cheese as well as rice, pasta and bread got cheaper. Meanwhile, some staple meats got more expensive.

See the complete list from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Final Thought

If your pandemic pantry is starting to crush your budget, it may be time to put some saving strategies from Team Clark to work.

Before you go back to the store, make sure you read all the ways you can save money on groceries. 

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