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EGG DROP

The price of US eggs has fallen by 52%

David Yanofsky
By David Yanofsky

Editor of code, visuals, and data

If you didn’t notice at the grocery store, eggs are cheap—cheaper than they’ve been in a decade.

One dozen Grade A eggs cost $1.46 on average across the US in August according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Adjusted for inflation, eggs haven’t been this cheap since July 2006. Of course a national average smooths over some of the most eye-popping deals, like 99¢ per dozen at an Aldi near New York City.

The 52% drop in prices comes after a nearly unmatched surge in prices last year during the US avian flu outbreak when prices hit the inflation adjusted equivalent of $3.00 per dozen. It also comes during a period of unusually low food prices attributed to lower fuel costs and higher global agricultural production.

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