Led by vegetables, retail fresh produce prices are up compared with June last year. The latest Consumer Price Index shows inflation for meat and poultry is much higher than produce, however. ( File photo )

The grocery bill keeps getting bigger for Americans.

Inflation for all food rose 0.6% in June, with food sold at grocery stores up 0.7%, according to the Consumer Price Index from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The June report said food inflation increased 4.5% over the last 12 months, with prices for food sold in grocery stores rising 5.6% over the last year.

In June, fresh fruit and vegetable prices were up 1.7% over a year ago and down 0.7% compared with May.

Fresh vegetables, led by higher prices for potatoes, lettuce and tomatoes, were up 4.9% over a year ago in June and up 0.8% compared with May. 

On the other hand, fresh fruit retail prices in June were down 1.1% compared with a year ago and off 2.2% from May.

Meat and dairy products showed steep price gains compared with a year ago, according to the report. Meat, poultry and fish retail prices in June were up 12.8% compared with a year ago; dairy products were up 5.1% year over year.

June retail prices, compared with year-ago levels, were:

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