|Table 1. Comparison of average retail prices for selected meat cuts from BLS and supermarket scanner data, most recent month||   Next update
October 8, 2008
|Most recent month March, 2007|
|Ground beef, 100-percent beef||$2.27||$2.29|
|Lean and extra lean ground beef||$3.14||$3.05|
|--All uncooked ground beef||$2.61||$2.81|
|Chuck roast, USDA Choice, boneless||$2.42||$3.36|
|Chuck roast, graded and ungraded but not choice or prime||$2.30||$3.19|
|Round roast, USDA Choice, boneless||$2.73||$3.90|
|Round roast, graded and ungraded but not choice or prime||$2.98||$3.72|
|--All uncooked beef roasts||$2.73||$3.73|
|Steak, T-bone, USDA Choice, bone-in||$7.63||N/A|
|Steak, rib eye, USDA Choice, boneless||$9.11||N/A|
|Steak, round, USDA choice||$3.19||$4.21|
|Steak, round, graded and ungraded but not choice or prime||$3.13||$4.08|
|Steak, sirloin, USDA Choice, boneless||$5.58||$6.02|
|Steak, sirloin, graded and ungraded but not choice or prime||$4.46||$5.33|
|--All uncooked beef steaks||$5.25||$5.29|
|Beef for stew, boneless||$3.43||N/A|
|All uncooked other beef not veal||$2.34||$2.99|
|Chops, center cut, bone-in||$3.01||$3.27|
|--All pork chops||$2.84||$3.14|
|Ham, boneless not canned||$3.08||$3.19|
|--All ham (not canned or sliced)||$2.07||$2.33|
|Sausage, fresh, loose4||$2.64||N/A|
|All other pork excluding canned and sliced||$1.73||$2.01|
|Chicken, fresh whole||$0.96||$1.06|
|Chicken, breast, bone-in||$1.42||$2.24|
|Chicken, legs, bone-in||$1.09||$1.29|
|Turkey, frozen whole||$1.21||$1.08|
|For more information, contact: Erica Rosa, phone: 720-544-2941|
| N/A = Not available. Occasionally, BLS is unable to find an adequate number of observations of a particular item's price to ensure statistical reliability.
1Random-weight items only.
2Average monthly price, weighted by sales volume, and accounting for featuring (discounts given to customers from regular shelf price). Compiled for USDA-ERS from retail supermarket scanner data.
3Prices reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
4Random-weight items only; does not include prepackaged items.