The national average retail price of white pan bread was 138.8¢, up 2.3¢ per pound from January but down 2.3¢ from February 2013. On a month-to-month basis, the average price for white pan bread in February rose in all four regions — up 2.9¢ in the South, up 2.7¢ in the Northeast and Midwest, and up 0.2¢ in the West.
At 206.8¢ per pound, the national average price for whole wheat bread was down 0.5¢ per pound from January but up 4.3¢ per pound from February 2013.
The national average price of family flour in February was 55.5¢ per pound, up 1.2¢ from January and up 3.1¢ from February 2013.
The national average price for spaghetti and macaroni in February was 126.5¢ per pound, down 2.5¢ from January and down 8.3¢ from February 2013. Chocolate chip cookies were 332.9¢ per pound, up 5¢ from January but down 29.6¢ from February 2013. The national average price of white long-grain rice was 73.2¢ per pound, up 0.1¢ from January and up 2.4¢ from February 2013.