Moscow. November 24. Prices on Turkey in the U.S. jumped to a record in the history on the eve of thanksgiving, when Americans traditionally prepare roasted turkeys for the holiday table, according to MarketWatch, citing data from the American farm Bureau Federation (the afbf).
The average cost of a 16-pound (about the 7.25 kg) Turkey $23,04 $equity stake of 21.65 in 2014.
“A lot of prices jumped because of the bird flu epidemic that reduced the population of Turkey, – said the Deputy of the afbf senior economist John Anderson. – However, the situation was not as bad as many expected.”
According to the USDA, production of Turkey meat is only slightly reduced in January-November of the current year, amounting to 5.57 million pounds, against 5.76 million pounds for the same period of the previous year.
Traditional dinner in honor of thanksgiving, in which, in addition to Turkey, includes dishes such as baked sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie, will cost Americans $50,11 $49,41 a year earlier. Turkey has risen most strongly in this list of products, while milk and vegetables, on the contrary, fell from last year.
Thanksgiving day is a national holiday in the USA and Canada, celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in USA. This year in the U.S., the holiday fell on November 26.