According to recently released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, September saw another record for average ground beef prices as the cost per pound hit $4.096.
In September 2013, ground beef was averaging $3.502 per pound. In August, the average price per pound of ground beef climbed over $4 for the first time, reaching $4.013. In one year, the price of ground beef has jumped about 17 percent, Ali Meyer reported for CNS News.
In September 2009, ground beef averaged $2.138 per pound. In the last five years, the price has increased by 91.6 percent, from $1.958 to the current $4.096 per pound.