Moscow. October 16. Chicken eggs and beef steaks in the U.S. rose in September to a historic high, despite the increase in the production of meat products and the General trend of decline in food prices, reports Bloomberg.
Prices of eggs increased by 0.8% to a record $2,966 per dozen, after jumping by 15% in August. Since may, when the price reached the lowest level this year, they rose by 51%. The key factor is still broke at the beginning of the year, the avian flu epidemic, which killed 48 million birds laying hens (chickens and turkeys), or more than 10%.
From June the new cases of bird flu disease, but farmers still trying to recover the population.
The price of steak has increased in September by 1.9% to $8.864 per pound. While ground beef prices fell by 0.8%, beef – by 1.5%, in both cases the prices have reached the lowest level since the autumn of 2014.
According to the USDA, beef production in the country will increase in 2016 for the first time in six years.