WASHINGTON — The average price paid for white pan bread increased 1.2c per lb in September while the price of whole wheat bread climbed 5.2c in the month, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor.
The national average retail price of white pan bread was 143.2c, up 1.2c per lb from August and up 2.7c from September 2014. On a month-to-month basis, the average price for white pan bread in September increased in two regions — up 3.2c in the South and up 1.8c in the Midwest — and decreased in two regions — down 1.6c in the Northeast and down 0.7c in the West.
At 200.8c per lb, the national average price for whole wheat bread was up 5.2c per lb from August but down 5.7c per lb from September 2014.
The national average price of family flour in September was 51.7c per lb, down 0.7c from August but up 0.4c from September 2014.The national average price for spaghetti and macaroni in September was 128.2c per lb, down 6.9c from August and down 6.8c from September 2014. Chocolate chip cookies were 336.6c per lb, up 13.3c from August and up 3.3c from September 2014. The national average price of white long-grain rice was 66.2c per lb, down 0.7c from August and down 8.4c from September 2014.