Easter Eggs to Cost Less This Year

April 19, 2019 09:00 AM
 
 

The next few days are big for eggs, with egg hunts and Easter on Sunday, and there's good news if you're buying eggs.

Usually, a week or so before Easter, there's a big bump in prices, but not this time.  In fact, one USDA economist says prices are down 8% year over year.

USDA Livestock, Poultry and Dairy Analyst Shayle Shagam said, "Prices are down dramatically.  This year, we have a lot of eggs available."

Analysts say production is running 3.5% higher than a year ago.  Retail experts are forecasting egg prices to decrease 1% to 2% this year, after last year's 11% hike.

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