Texas Food Price Index Remains Steady

WACO -- Food prices for families in Texas remained fairly steady for a basket of 16 staple grocery items totaling $46.66. 

That is up less than 2 percent from last quarter at $45.85 and up about .05 percent from $46.40 last year.

"Prices for consumers grocery baskets have stayed consistent through the first quarter of this year," said TFB President Kenneth Dierschke. "This is good news for Texas families as they closely monitor their budgets throughout the year."

Of the 16 items surveyed, eight increased in price from the last quarter: fresh tomatoes, white bread, corn flakes, vanilla cake mix, ice cream, ground beef, sirloin steak and pork chops. Seven items-lettuce, grapefruit, rice, milk, sliced turkey, cheddar cheese and chicken breasts-decreased in price from the last quarterly survey.

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