The 4th of July BBQ is roughly the same price this year:

US consumers will pay just pennies less for their favorite Independence Day baking dishes compared to last year, including cheeseburgers, pork chops, chicken breasts, potato salad. homemade, strawberries and ice cream, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Farm Bureau analysis reveals that the average cost of a summer barbecue for 10 people remains affordable at $ 59.50, or less than $ 6 per person. The cost of barbecue is down 16 cents (less than 1%) from last year, but 8% higher than in 2019.

The largest year-over-year price increase was for strawberries. Poll results showed 2 quarts of strawberries at $ 5.30, up 22% from a year ago, due to strong demand and the effects of several weather events, including heavy rains, hail and high winds that caused significant setbacks to the harvest in early 2021.

The retail price changes for products in the case of meat are a bit more nuanced, according to AFBF economist Veronica Nigh.

“The 2020 beef and pork processing plant disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been resolved, resulting in lower retail prices for ground beef and pork chops in 2021 compared to 2020” , Nigh said. “However, consumers who look a little further to compare prices are seeing higher prices for ground beef, pork chops and chicken breasts compared to pre-pandemic (2019) prices. This is due to continued strong demand for U.S.-grown beef and pork from U.S. and international consumers. “

AFBF’s summer cooking menu includes cheeseburgers, pork chops, chicken breasts, house potato salad, pork and beans, strawberries, chips and freshly squeezed lemonade with ice cream and chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

Individual prices, AFBF 2021 summer barbecue

  • 2 pints of strawberries, $ 5.30 (up to 22%)
  • 13-ounce bag of chocolate chip cookies, $ 4.02 (up 11%)
  • 8 hamburger buns, $ 1.66 (up 6%)
  • 2.5 pounds of homemade potato salad, $ 2.75 (up 3%)
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, $ 6.74 (up 1%)
  • 32 ounces of pork and beans, $ 1.90 (down 13%)
  • 2 pounds of ground beef, $ 8.20 (down 8%)
  • Half a gallon of vanilla ice cream, $ 4.69 (down 5%)
  • 3 pounds of center-cut pork chops, $ 11.63 (down 2%)
  • 2.5 liters of freshly squeezed lemonade, $ 3.65 (down 2%)
  • 1 pound of sliced ​​cheese, $ 4.05 (down 1%)
  • 13-ounce bag of potato chips, $ 4.93 (down 1%)

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