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Easter Egg Costs Soar Near Record High

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With the long weekend upon us, whether you're Christian or not, it seems the chocolatey-goodness of Easter appeals to almost all Americans (with 84% planning to celebrate this year), although only half of those celebrating are planning a church visit.

Statista's Felix Richter points out that the following infographic shows which holiday customs Americans are particularly fond of, what gifts they plan to give and what it is they consider most important about Easter.

Infographic: Easter in the United States 2018 | Statista

You will find more infographics at Statista

However, the cost of Easter is soaring...

Egg prices in the U.S. have surged close to a record high, just in time for Easter when demand normally rises.

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As Bloomberg reports, the wholesale cost of a dozen eggs in the Midwest has more than doubled in the five weeks through March 23 to $2.71, U.S. Department of Agriculture data show, the highest since a bird-flu outbreak in August 2015.

A large laying-hen flock bodes well for ample egg supplies ahead, meaning despite higher prices, omelettes can likely stay on the menu.

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