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Consumer Index: May 2013
ALBANY -- Would you believe that some of the foods you're buying in local grocery stores this month, are actually less expensive than across the rest of the country?
That's just one of the current findings at local supermarkets, as we check out our CBS 6 Consumer Index for May 2013.
Here are some of the changing trends you can expect to find when you hit the stores, based on local averages:
Apples Up $.05
White Rice Up $.10
Ground Beef Up $.15
Orange Juice Up $.40
Cheerios No Change
Cheese Slices No Change
Gallon Milk Down $.15
Butter Down $.25
Dozen Eggs Down $.59
Carrots Down $.50
Coffee Down $.85
White Bread Down $.88
Regarding higher orange juice prices, Steve Ammerman at the New York State Farm Bureau says that following colder growing conditions in Florida, the USDA just cut its forecast of orange output in that state for a fifth straight month - pushing prices higher.
He adds that our local prices for milk and eggs right now, are below the current national averages.
And coffee prices continue to fall, Ammerman says, after hitting a peak in 2011 - when the supply dropped due to poor growing conditions.