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BASIC FOOD INDEX

case of chicken legs
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The slight decrease in prices for chicken legs and ice cream were welcome in the month of May with graduation parties in full swing.  The American Samoa Department of Commerce Basic Food Index (BFI) for May decreased by 0.7% with seven food commodities contributing to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A shortage of several food commodities from last month persists, and one food commodity—eggs — has increased in price by more than 30% to 33.8%, according to the Basic Food Index (BFI), released this week by the Commerce Department’s Statistics & Analysis Division. A...
BFI CHART
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Basic Food Index (BFI) for the month of February 2024 saw a monthly decrease of 1.3% since January 2024, with the price of an American Samoa staple —Ramen settling back to the December price. A total of 14 major to mid-sized retail stores have been selected for...
turkey tails
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Basic Food Index for the month of January 2024 has experienced a slight increase of 1.8% over December 2023 with a hike in prices for six food commodities, according to the Basic Food Index (BFI), released this week by the Commerce Department’s Statistics &...
GROCERY BAG
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The hike in prices for eight food commodities contributed to the slight increase of 0.3% in the Basic Food Index (BFI) for the month of September from the previous month of August, according the BFI report released this week by Commerce Department’s Statistics &...
GROCERY BAG
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A decline in the price of eggs and two other food items has been cited as “most responsible” for the decrease in the Basic Food Index (BFI) for the month of June, according to the June 2023 BFI released last week by the Commerce Department’s Statistics and Analysis...
carton of eggs
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —Eleven food commodities contributed to the slight increase of 0.09% in the Basic Food Index (BFI) for March and the hike in retail prices is attributed to freight costs, according to the March 2023 BFI released this week by the Commerce Department’s Statistics and...
chicken legs
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A decrease in the cost of chicken legs and seven other commodities contributed to a slight drop in the Basic Food Index (BFI) last month, according to the February 2023 BFI released this week by the Commerce Department’s Statistics and Analysis Division. However, the BFI...
Paper bag with groceries showing
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A slight decline in the cost of turkey tails and seven other commodities contributed to the decrease in the Basic Food Index (BFI) last month, according to the January 2023 BFI released last week by the Commerce Department’s Statistics and Analysis Division. However, the...
Paper bag with groceries showing
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After a slight decline 0.4% in November, the Basic Food Index (BFI) recorded a 1.1% increase in December 2022 in food prices tracked on Tutuila, according to the report released this week by the ASG Commerce Department’s Statistics Division.  The BFI reports that twelve...

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