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Data: Egg prices have nearly quadrupled since 2019

Eggs continue to make headlines as people talk about the rising cost of a staple food in grocery stores.

Egg prices are averaging around $4 a dozen in the US South after a sharp rise in 2022 following a solid rise in years past.

In fact, the cost of one dozen eggs has almost quadrupled since the summer of 2019. US Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI).

AND visual presentation The graph below shows the cost of eggs in the south of the country compared to the average in major US cities across the country.

Many reports cite bird flu, which has killed tens of millions of chickens, as one of the reasons for the skyrocketing cost of eggs.

“We have more and more outbreaks. We are losing birds and this is drastically reducing production,” said agricultural economist David Anderson. KSAT last week.

The price of eggs is expected to continue rising in the spring as demand is high during Easter.

Despite the rise in prices for eggs due to reduced supply, they are still available on store shelves.

“The total herd has only shrunk by about 5% from its normal size of about 320 million hens,” the report said. Associated Press.

Egg prices are expected to come down at the end of the year.

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