Sliced deli ham is among the grocery items whose price has increased in the past year.
The price of deli ham increased 3 percent from a year ago, to $5.62 a pound, according to the Fall Harvest Marketbasket Survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
The survey analyzed 16 items that can be used to make one or more meals. The prices of 12 of the items were higher than last year. In addition to deli ham, bacon, chicken breasts, flour, orange juice, vegetable oil, sirloin top roast, whole milk, white bread, toasted oat cereal, shredded cheddar and apples were more expensive than last year at the same time.
The prices of bagged salad, ground chuck, eggs and potatoes were lower than last year, according to the survey.
When purchased together, the 16 items costs $51.13, 3 percent more than last year.
Eighty-one shoppers from 25 states participated in the survey.