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Super Bowl Chicken Wings Flying to Record High: Chart of the Day

Chicken wings, a staple food of Super Bowl parties in the U.S., will be the most expensive ever during this year’s National Football League championship game as demand rises and processors cut output to trim losses.

The CHART OF THE DAY shows that wholesale prices for wings sold by processors in Georgia, the biggest chicken state, are up 52 percent in the past year, while whole birds rose just 6.2 percent. About 3.615 billion chickens were slaughtered in the five months ended Nov. 30, down 3.5 percent from a year earlier and the smallest total since 2000, government data show.