Retail ground beef prices in July decreased 2 cents to $4.20/lb.    Prices have averaged $4.21/lb in 2015.  This is the 12th month in a row that retail ground beef prices have been over $4.

Retail ground beef prices in July 2015 are up 32 cents from the year before.

Retail ground beef prices reached $4 for the first time in history in August 2014.

High $3.18 $3.50 $4.20 $4.24
Low $2.95 $3.27 $3.47 $4.14
Average $3.03 $3.40 $3.90 $4.21
Month 2012 2013 2014 2015
January $3.01 $3.41 $3.47 $4.24
February $2.95 $3.38 $3.56 $4.24
March $3.02 $3.33 $3.70 $4.20
April $3.00 $3.27 $3.81 $4.23
May $3.00 $3.31 $3.86
$4.14
June $3.01 $3.38 $3.88
$4.22
July $3.09 $3.46 $3.88 $4.20
August $2.99 $3.45 $4.01  
September $3.02 $3.50 $4.10  
October NA $3.39 $4.15  
November $3.18 $3.48 $4.20  
December $3.08 $3.46 $4.16  
Source:  ERS/USDA ($/lb.)