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Egg Prices Blowing Up Because of Avian Flu

The outbreak of avian flu caused the cost of eggs to nearly double last month for producers. Wholesale prices for chicken eggs jumped 84.5 percent in June, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

The spike comes amid otherwise tame inflation across the rest of the economy. The producer price index, which measures the costs of goods and services before they reach consumers, increased 0.4 percent in June.

Over the past 12 months, producer prices have actually fallen 0.7 percent due to lower oil and gasoline costs. Wholesale gas prices rose 4.3 percent last month but are down 30.3 percent from a year ago, keeping inflation firmly in check.

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#1 Comment By The news is a little late On July 16, 2015 @ 5:11 pm

We saw this weeks ago.
B”H the price in Empire is currently $2.39, down from a high of $2.99. The price before the increase was about $1.69

#2 Comment By Milhouse On July 17, 2015 @ 9:11 am

Yes, the BLS is staffed by statisticians, not psychics; it can only report on the past, not on the future. This story is about the June statistics, which have just now been released.

#3 Comment By Blowing up? On July 16, 2015 @ 7:24 pm

Bombs blow up or explode.
Prices escalate or inflate.

#4 Comment By Milhouse On July 17, 2015 @ 9:08 am

“Inflate” = “blow up”.

#5 Comment By a ha! On July 17, 2015 @ 11:04 am

So when this flu will cease the price for eggs will go down? NEVER! how come nothing ever goes down? this flu is just an excuse…

#6 Comment By Milhouse On July 17, 2015 @ 1:16 pm

Garbage. Things go down all the time. You’re simply not telling the truth.

#7 Comment By replying… On July 18, 2015 @ 11:12 pm

The truth really is milhouse ahavas yisrael is needed here. thank you!

#8 Comment By a ha! On July 19, 2015 @ 10:49 am

To milhouse: since the day i was born not one grocery(were talking about eggs, right?) item EVER went down and if it didnt stay the same price it tripled if not more….

#9 Comment By Milhouse On July 21, 2015 @ 7:53 pm

a ha!, you are simply not telling the truth.

#10 Comment By Milhouse On July 22, 2015 @ 7:05 pm

Here is proof that you are lying: a chart of the retail price of eggs for the past 32 years. As everyone can see, and as you knew very well when you told your lie, it goes up and down all the time.

#11 Comment By Milhouse On July 22, 2015 @ 7:08 pm

Here are more stats on the fluctuations in the retail price of eggs over the past 10 years. Once again, it’s up and down all the time.

#12 Comment By The Yoke-ster On July 19, 2015 @ 6:52 am

After the outbreak of avian flu, no wonder that there is a Shidduch crisis! Not enough of chicks!