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BASIC FOOD INDEX

20-lb box of chicken leg quarters
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The cost of basic food declined again in November by 0.7% after a 0.4% drop in October, according to the November 2019 Basic Food Index (BFI) report released this week by DOC, which surveyed seven major food outlets. Four food items - chicken legs, pork spare ribs, ice...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Cost of chicken legs and price of eggs faced a major decline in average retail price in October, according to the Basic Food Index (BFI) October report released this week by the ASG Commerce Department. Besides chicken legs and eggs, other foods items — rice, pork...
Barbecued turkey tails
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The average price of turkey tails — a local favorite — decreased again last month, while the price for a box of chicken legs continues to increase, according to the Department of Commerce, which released last week the July Basic Food Index report. According to DOC, four...
Bulk chicken leg quarters
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Six food commodities — chicken legs, taro, ice cream, eggs, mayonnaise and butter — contributed to the decrease in the Basic Food Index (BFI), according to the Commerce Department, which released last week Friday, the February 2019 BFI, which covers the monthly survey of...
Taro plants
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Average prices for fresh fish, rice, taro, and sugar, increased last month, according to the January 2019 Basic Food Index (BFI) released last week by the ASG Commerce Department. Taro showed an increase of 0.5% for the first time since September 2018, and fresh fish...
Pieces of chicken on a cutting board.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The hike in the prices of seven food commodities — fresh fish, chicken legs, pork spare ribs, sausage, canned tuna, turkey tail and corned beef — contributed to the increase of the Basic Food Index for the territory last month, according to the BFI report for December...
Turkey Tails
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Commerce Department has recorded another hike in the price of turkey tails — a favorite of many Samoans — for the third consecutive month, according to the July 2018 Basic Food Index for American Samoa released Aug. 10th by DOC. “Cost of turkey tails continues to...
FRESH TURKEY TAILS
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Despite the negative health impact from eating turkey tails, Samoans’ love of this food item, and their continued purchase of it, has resulted in another price increase in June, according to the latest American Samoa Basic Food Index (BFI) prepared by the local Commerce...