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U.S. inflation continues: meat prices hit record highs, people choose pasta and pizza instead of steak and chicken


2022-05-29 15:15:35

May 29. According to CNN's report on the 28th, the United States will usher in the peak season of barbecue. However, due to inflation, the price of meat hits a new high. If the American people want to save money, they may need to find alternatives to barbecue.Some Americans said they would choose pasta or pizza instead of steak or chicken.

According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the cost of ground beef in the United States at the end of April was US$4.9 per pound (about RMB 32.82), while the price of ground beef before the new crown epidemic was less than US$4 (about RMB 26.79); the cost of chicken breast It was 4.1 US dollars (about 27.46 yuan) per pound, and it was only about 3 US dollars (about 20.09 yuan) before the epidemic.Both of these two commonly used meat products have risen by more than 20% in the past two years, and both hit record high prices.According to data from market researcher IRI, in mid-May, the price of ground beef sold by various types of retailers in the United States increased by 14.7% compared with the same period last year, the price of frozen packaged meat other than poultry increased by 15.7%, and the price of frozen sausages increased. 24.4%.

In addition to the surge in demand for animal feed caused by international factors, the main reasons for the sharp rise in meat prices in the United States include the general inflation environment in the United States and the impact of extreme weather on the harvest of certain products.Jonna Parker, head of IRI's fresh food division, said that with retailers still hungry for more foot traffic, even sacrificing profits on some products, people can look forward to news that businesses are offering special deals.Still, vacations for Americans could cost around 5% to 10% more this year than they did last year.Stable USA animal protein analyst Michael Nepveux said he might opt ​​for pasta or pizza instead of steak or chicken.(Overseas Network Hou Xingchuan)

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