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Average Price: Milk, Fresh, Low Fat (Cost per Gallon/3.8 Liters) in U.S. City Average (APU0000709213)


Oct 2002: 2.496 (+ more)   Updated: Jul 29, 2019 9:35 AM CDT
Oct 2002:  2.496  
Sep 2002:  .  
Aug 2002:  .  
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U.S. Dollars,
Not Seasonally Adjusted




Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  

Release: Average Price Data  

Units:  U.S. Dollars, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly


Fresh, low fat or light milk, sold per gallon, regardless of packaging. Includes organic and non-organic milk. Discontinued series, last published October 2002.

Average consumer prices are calculated for household fuel, motor fuel, and food items from prices collected for the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Average prices are best used to measure the price level in a particular month, not to measure price change over time. It is more appropriate to use CPI index values for the particular item categories to measure price change.

Prices, except for electricity, are collected monthly by BLS representatives in the 75 urban areas priced for the CPI. Electricity prices are collected for the BLS for the same 75 areas on a monthly basis by the Department of Energy using mail questionnaires. All fuel prices include applicable Federal, State, and local taxes; prices for natural gas and electricity also include fuel and purchased gas adjustments.

For more information, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Suggested Citation:

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Average Price: Milk, Fresh, Low Fat (Cost per Gallon/3.8 Liters) in U.S. City Average [APU0000709213], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/APU0000709213, May 24, 2024.


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