WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — The average price paid for white pan bread and whole wheat bread in the U.S. decreased in January, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor.
The national average retail price of white pan bread was 136.5¢, down 2¢ per lb from December and down 5.7¢ from January 2013. The decrease followed an increase of 2.4¢ per lb in December. On a month-to-month basis, the average price for white pan bread in January fell in all four regions — down 3.4¢ in the Midwest and West, down 2.4¢ in Northeast and down 0.2¢ in the South.
At 207.3¢ per lb, the national average price for whole wheat bread was down 0.3¢ per lb from December and down 0.5¢ per lb from January 2013.
The national average price of family flour in January was 54.3¢ per lb, up 3¢ from December and up 1.9¢ from January 2013.
The national average price for spaghetti and macaroni in January was 129¢ per lb, up 2.7¢ from December and up 1.4¢ from January 2013. The national average price of white long-grain rice was 73.1¢ per lb, down 0.4¢ from December but up 1.6¢ from January 2013.
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