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Methodology Behind the Quarterly Food-at-Home Price Database

Jessica Todd (), Lisa Mancino (), Ephraim Leibtag and Christina Tripodo

No 97799, Technical Bulletins from United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service

Abstract: The Quarterly Food-at-Home Price Database (QFAHPD) was developed to provide market-level food prices that can be used to study how prices affect food choices, intake, and health outcomes. This report presents a detailed description of the methodology used to construct the QFAHPD. The database, constructed from 1999-2006 Nielsen Homescan data, includes quarterly observations on the mean price of 52 food categories for 35 market groups covering the contiguous United States. Data from 2006 indicate that cross-market price variation can be as much as three to four times greater than annual food price inflation.

Keywords: Food; Consumption/Nutrition/Food; Safety (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36
Date: 2010-04
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.97799

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