The United States celebrates the most expensive Thanksgiving dinner since 1986, after a record 14% rise in prices.


The feast cost was $ 53.31 for dinner for ten people, which is less than $ 6 per person, compared to $ 46.90 for dinner last year.

American families will have to 'scratch' their pockets more than usual to celebrate this year the traditional 'Thanksgiving Day' dinner, since the average price of the regular menu on According to data provided by the American Farmers Federation (AFBF), the holiday season has increased by 13.7% over the previous year, the highest increase year-on-year since at least 1986.

The cost of the feast, which will gather American families around the table this Thursday, is set at 53 53.31 (47.52 euros) for a ten-person dinner, which means it will cost less than 6. ۔ Per person, compared to لا 46.90 (41.80 euros) for dinner last year.

The 'lobby' of American farmers and cultivators, based on 1986 figures, highlights that the key factor behind this record increase in dinner prices is the 23.7% increase in the price of turkey., a vital element of the feast, which has reached $ 23.99 for a 16-pound piece, up from $ 19.39 in 2020.

"Several factors contributed to the increase in the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner this year," said Veronica Nigh, senior economist at AFBF, referring to the impact on prices of disruptions in the economy and supply chains of the country during the last 20 months, as well as by inflationary pressure, the difficulty to predict demand during the pandemic and high global demand for food.

In addition, the economist noted, "the trend of consumers to cook and eat at home more frequently due to the pandemic has led to increased demand in supermarkets and an increase in retail food prices in 2020 and 2021, compared to pre-pandemic prices in 2019. ″

The US markets will remain closed this Thursday for Thanksgiving. This Friday, coinciding with 'Black Friday,' they will only open half a session.

The consumer price index (CPI) of the United States stood at 6.2% last October, representing an increase of eight-tenths compared to September and the highest rate registered in the country since November 1990.

Food prices experienced an annual increase of 5.3% in the tenth month of the year, seven-tenths more than in the previous month. On its side, inflation shot up 30%, from 24.8% in September.

Thus, without considering the impact of energy and food prices, the core inflation rate in the United States stood at 4.6%, six-tenths more than the previous month.

In monthly terms, inflation grew 0.9% in October, compared to the 0.4% observed in September. The underlying data rose 0.6%, four-tenths more than in the previous month.