(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – Grocery store inflation in the United States has reached its highest level since 1979 on President Joe Biden’s watch, with the price of bread, milk, chicken, chees, hamburger, butter, and cereal continuing to soar, latest government data shows.
Even though in July overall year-on-year inflation slightly declined compared with June (8.5%, down from 9.1%), and so did gas prices, that wasn’t the case in grocery stores across the nation, Breitbart News reported.
Last month, grocery prices spiked by 13.1% compared with July 2021 and increased by 1.3% compared with June 2022.
Butter was the champion in the price spike last month, with an increase of 22.2% in July year-on-year and a 0.2% increase compared with June.
Coffee came in second, as in July 2022, it cost 20.3% compared with July 2021 and was up by 3.5% on a monthly basis.
Chicken prices increased by 17.6% over the past year and up by 1.4% vis-à-vis June 2022.
Breakfast cereal is also among the champions in the price spike, with an increase of 16.4% in July year-on-year, while the hike compared with June was 1.9%.
Last month saw breakfast sausages costing 15.7% more than a year ago and 2.6% more than the month before.
Milk boasts the sixth highest price spike among grocery items, with a hike of 15.6% last month year-on-year and 0.1% month-on-month.
Next is bread, with a price increase of 13.7% on an annual basis and 2.8% on a monthly basis.
Cheese prices were not far behind, growing by 12.6% from a year back and 2% from the month before.
Ice cream prices also suffered a significant spike in July, having gone up by 11.3% year-on-year and by 0.7% compared with June.
Ground beef prices grew by 9.7% year on year and by 0.8% on a monthly basis.
The fruit and vegetable prices rose by 9.3% over the year and by 0.5% compared with June 2022.
Last month, bacon cost 9.2% more than it did in July 2021 and 0.2% more than it did the previous month.
Some grocery prices declined somewhat in July compared with June, but even those are typically still more expensive than they were a year ago.
For instance, hot dogs fell by 6.3% on a monthly basis but are still 5.3% more expensive compared with a year ago.