The Prices Of These Common Grocery Items Are Getting Jacked Up In 2017

According to the USDA, food prices have dropped 1.6% since last year. That’s good. The bad news is what goes up but jump up eventually, usually to a higher price.

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Cheaper food prices haven’t been great news for everyone. As the Wall Street Journal reports, increases are probably a welcome change for farmers, grocers, and restaurants. From a consumer standpoint, though, you want to know what to expect when it comes to your budget, especially because groceries likely make up a big part of that budget.

Overall, the USDA expects grocery prices to increase by about 2% throughout 2017. This seems like a big hike, but it’s actually slightly less than the average annual increase (2.5%).

Here are some of the common grocery items that are expected to get more expensive in 2017.

Poultry: Poultry prices are expected to drop for the rest of 2016 but they’ll likely rise between 1.5% and 2.5% in 2017.

Dairy: Prices are 3.1% lower than July of 2015, and should continue to fall, but prices will likely increase by 1.5% to 2.5% in 2017.

Fresh fruit: Fresh fruit prices went up in 2016 and will continue to climb in 2017.

Fresh vegetables: Vegetable prices were up this year and will stay the same, or rise, in 2017 according to the USDA.

The lone bright spot? Cereals and bakery products are expected to rise between 1.0% and 2.0% throughout the rest of the year and they’ll get even more expensive in 2017. Why’s that good news? Because they’re the foods making us all fat.

[via LifeHacker]

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