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Egg Prices Soar in October to Top US Food Inflation List

  • Prices rose 10% from September and are 43% more than year ago
  • Bird flu and demand ahead of holidays is driving up prices

Egg prices are soaring as bird flu causes havoc in the industry while demand rises ahead of the holiday season.

Prices for eggs climbed more than 10% from September to October, according to the latest Consumer Price Index data published Tuesday. Prices in October were 43% higher than the same month a year ago. Eggs had the biggest jump by far on a monthly and yearly basis in any category in the US Department of Agriculture’s food price outlook.