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Commentary  6092 f
FOOD INFLATION RATE
November, 2015 Data:

The forecast for the US Food Inflation Rate is in the table at the top of this
page. Forecast-Chart is forecasting that Food Inflation Rates will be roughly
5.38% over the next year. The table shows a HDTFA of 4.39% which suggests
that the inflation rate for food prices in the US for the 12 months ending
December, 2016 could easily fall between 9.77% and 0.99%. Links to Forecasts
for many other economic indicators may be found at the top of this page. The
food price index used in this article is the Consumer Price Index for All Urban
Consumers: Food, hereinafter referred as the food price index.

Annual US Food Inflation Rate
Last Month                                       -5.5%
Last Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1%
Last 5 Years                                     2.4%
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.7%
Last 20 Years                                   2.6%

Annual Food Inflation Rate: Highs & Lows
High (Last 12 Months)                      3.4%   (December, 2014)
Low (Last 12 Months)                       1.1%   (November, 2015)
High (Since January, 1914)            35.1%   (March, 1947)
Low (Since January, 1914)            -34.3%   (June, 1921)

The annual Food Inflation Rate for the 12 months ended in November, 2015
was 1.11%. That's 0.48% percent lower than the 12 months ended in October,
2015 which inflated at a rate of 1.59%. It is 2.07% percent lower than the 12
months ended in November, 2014 which inflated at a rate of 3.18%.  The fall in
inflation rates from October to November indicates that the short term inflation
trend in food prices has been down. If that trend continues, we should see an
inflation rate for the 12 months ended in December, 2015 that is close to 0.63%.

The USA Food Inflation Rate one year ago was 3.18%. Over the last year,
inflation in the food price index was 1.11%. The average rate over the last 10
years was 2.65%.  Lower inflation over the last 12 months compared to the
average inflation over the last 10 years serves as an indicator that the long
term trend in the Food Inflation Rate is down. Inflation expectations should be
adjusted accordingly.

Forecast-Chart's historical research covers Food Inflation Rate data back to
January, 1914. The average annual inflation rate in food prices during that
period of history was 3.13%. The highest rate was 35.06%. The lowest rate was
-34.35%.  The high was attained in the 12 months ended in March of 1947. The
low was achieved in the 12 months ended in June of 1921. Recent rates
experienced in the 12 months ended in November of 2015 are low relative to
the historical 3.13% average.

This page provides a five year chart and a forecast for the US Food Inflation
Rate. For links to longer term charts, look at the links under the five year chart
(above). One link opens a ten year chart. Another opens our longest term
graph on the Food Inflation Rate. Just one glance at Forecast-Chart's long term
charts can provide tremendous insight into the historical trends of the financial
markets.

The US Government's inflation economics policy attempts to control inflation.
High inflation and negative inflation (deflation) can have damaging effects on
the economy.





















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Annual US Inflation Rate in Food Prices is plotted monthly in gray (Consumer Price Index for All
Urban Consumers: Food). The forecast for the target month is shown in green. Other links related to
this economic indicator are below.
Inflation Rate for All Urban Consumers: Food - 5 Year History
Food Price Inflation Rate Forecast
Target Month
Forecast
HDTFA
Forecast for the US Food Price Inflation Rate for the
year ending in the target month indicated based on the
Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: Food,
not seasonally adjusted.
Dec 2016
5.38%
4.39%
Updated Wednesday, January 27, 2016.
US Food Price Inflation Forecast
3%
4%
5%
6%
2%
1%
0%
-1%
Current Analysis & Forecast: US Food Inflation Rate
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