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BASIC FOOD INDEX

TURKEY TAILS
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Fifteen food commodities contributed to the increase in the Basic Food Index (BFI) in October, according to the BFI report released by the Commerce Department’s Statistical Division. It also says that the BFI in October registered a “substantial increase of 4.4%” from...
Turkey tails
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The price of turkey tails is among the eleven food commodities, which contributed to the increase in the Basic Food Index (BFI) in August, according to the BFI report released by the Commerce Department’s Statistical Division. This is the third consecutive month with the...
Turkey tails
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Fifteen food commodities increased in price for this month,” according to July’s Basic Food Index (BFI) report released Aug. 6th by the Commerce Department’s Statistics Division. It states that the average cost of a 22-pound box of chicken legs decreased by 0.1% while...
TURKEY TAILS
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Basic Food Index report for May, released Wednesday by the Commerce Department’s Statistic Division shows that while the cost of turkey tails continues to increase, the price of other popular food items decrease. Overall the cost of basic food in May dropped by 0.5...
turkey tails
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Despite being labeled as unhealthy, turkey tails remain a big purchase item and the popular food continues to increase in price — along with the price of chicken legs. “Since the beginning of 2020, five food items, namely chicken legs, turkey tails, eggs, bread and sugar...
22-lb box of chicken leg quarters
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Basic Food Index (BFI) for December 2020 registered an increase of 0.3% from the November index, according to the report released this week by the Commerce Department. Despite the significant drop in the cost of eggs at -4.3%, followed by ice cream at -0.4% and sugar...
barbecued turkey tails
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — If you're thinking about throwing some turkey tails in the umu this Thanksgiving, you might want to think again. The price of turkey tails “increased for the third consecutive” month by 3.3% since August, according to the October Basic Food Index (BFI) report released by...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The hike in the prices of ten food items resulted in a 0.9% increase in the September Basic Food Index (BFI) compared to August this year, according to the BFI report released this week following the monthly survey of selected seven major food outlets on island. The “...
A package of turkey tails
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “The cost of turkey tails had the greatest month-to-month price increase of 2.2% for the month of August,” according to the Basic Food Index (BFI) for August released by the ASG Commerce Department, whose Statistical Division surveyed seven major food outlets for this...
Taro growing in a field
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While the cost of chicken legs continues to increase, the cost of taro dropped for the month of July, and the price for corned beef spiked for the third consecutive month, according to the July Basic Food Index (BFI) released this week by the ASG Commerce Department. The...

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