Meat Section in Grocery Store
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How Much More You Have to Pay for Meat Now

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Meat Section in Grocery Store
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Meat Prices Are Up

With processing plants nationwide shutting down or slowing production amid the coronavirus pandemic, meat prices are expected to spike. A recent report from CoBank predicts that supplies in retail grocery stores across the country could soon drop as much as 30%, while prices may rise a whopping 20% over last year. To see how much the pandemic has already affected prices, we reviewed consumer price data just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to see how average prices per pound of meat in U.S. cities in April compared with prices in February (before the pandemic’s impact truly began to be felt). Hint: You’re already paying far more for chicken.

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Ground Chuck
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Ground Chuck

Average price in February: $4.03
Average price in April: $4.34
Price increase: 7.7%

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Ground Beef

Average price in February: $3.87
Average price in April: $4.05
Price increase: 4.7%

Chuck Roast, Boneless
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Boneless Chuck Roast

Average price in February: $5.37
Average price in April: $5.79
Price increase: 7.8%

Round Roast
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Round Roast

Average price in February: $5.26
Average price in April: $5.53
Price increase: 5.1%

Boneless ribeye steak
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Boneless Steak

Average price in February: $6.09
Average price in April: $6.41
Price increase: 5.3%

Sirloin Steak
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Boneless Sirloin Steak

Average price in February: $8.33
Average price in April: $8.60
Price increase: 3.2%

Stew beef
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Bacon
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Pork Chops, Center Cut, Bone-in
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Center Cut, Bone-in Pork Chops

Average price in February: $3.92
Average price in April: $4.15
Price increase: 6%

Boneless Pork Chop
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Boneless Pork Chops

Average price in February: $3.81
Average price in April: $4.01
Price increase: 7.6%

Pork Chops
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Fresh Young Whole Chicken
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Raw Boneless Chicken Breasts
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Boneless Chicken Breasts

Average price in February: $3.01
Average price in April: $3.16
Price increase: 5%

Chicken Legs
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Chicken Legs

Average price in February: $1.48
Average price in April: $1.60
Price increase: 8.1%