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Turkey Tail prices continue to rise — 3rd consecutive month

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 rise in the BFI.

Besides turkey tails, the report said that the other food items that contributed to August increases were chicken legs, rice, pork spare ribs, ice cream, canned tuna, bread, sugar, mayonnaise, corned beef and butter.

According to the report, the cost of turkey tails measured the greatest month-over-month price increase of 5.7% for August followed by the cost of pork spare ribs at 3.1%; chicken legs at 1.4%; butter at 1.2%, corned beef at 1.1%; and the rest with minimal increases of less than a percentage each.

Only three food commodities decreased in prices: fish, taro and eggs. The rest of the food items not mentioned in the report remain constant in August. Seven major food outlets were select for this monthly survey.