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Connecticut and Louisiana had the highest rates of food price inflation in the nation last year, according to data firm Datasembly’s 2022 Grocery Price Index Year-End Update.
The company collects data from more than 150,000 stores and more than 200 retail banners across more than 30,000 zip codes nationwide, providing state- and metro-level inflation data and grocery price indices that include product data by category. clarified.
A Datasembly spokesperson said, “Using Datasembly’s comprehensive data, it is clear that no state, metropolitan area or category was immune to inflation in 2022.
But the states with the highest grocery price inflation were Connecticut and Louisiana, at 19.5%. Idaho 19.3%. Iowa 19.2%. Mississippi he is 19.0%. The states with the lowest grocery price inflation rates were North Carolina and Maryland, at 14.6% and 14.5%, respectively. Maine and Pennsylvania have 15.4% and 15.1% respectively.
The data also measured inflation by metropolitan, urban and rural levels. The metropolitan areas with the highest grocery price inflation were Hartford/New Haven and New Orleans/Mobile at 19.4% and Des Moines at 19.2%. The major cities with the lowest grocery price inflation in 2022 were Washington DC at 14.1%, Raleigh-Durham at 14.6% and Charlotte at 14.8%.
Datasembly’s Grocery Price Index noted significant differences between metropolitan centers and non-core rural areas in categories such as bakeries, frozen foods, and snacks/cookies/chips.
According to Datasembly, the biggest difference was in the bakery category. The increase in this category in metropolitan centers was 20.1% compared to 21.8% in non-core rural areas, a difference of 1.7%. In frozen food, there was a 22% increase in metropolitan centers, but a 20.7% increase in non-core rural areas, a difference of 1.3%. Finally, the snacks/cookies/chips category saw a 17.4% increase in metropolitan centers and an 18.6% increase in non-central rural areas, a difference of 1.2%.
In addition, recent data from Instacart show “eggflation” nationwide. Iowa has the highest egg inflation rate at 153% year-over-year, while Washington has the lowest egg inflation rate at 15% year-over-year. The top five states spending the most on a dozen eggs are Hawaii ($9.73 average), Florida ($6.36 average), Alabama ($6.12 average), Nevada ($6.07 average) and California ($6.05 average). am. The five states with the lowest consumption of a dozen eggs are Missouri (average $4.24), Nebraska (average $4.25), Indiana (average $4.33), Ohio (average $4.39), and Kansas (average $4.39). $4.41).
Datasembly will continue to monitor and provide summaries of price changes across major grocery categories and regions, the company said. According to the company, a new version of Datasembly’s Grocery Price Index will be released in the coming months and will include enhancements such as more category sets.
Instacart partners with over 1,000 national, regional, and regional retail banners to deliver products from over 75,000 stores across all 50 states and over 13,000 cities in the US, including Canada.