Food Price Index

ASB Bank senior economist Jane Turner

Food prices rise at fastest pace since 2011, led by rising fruit and veggie prices

Wed 15 Apr

The food price index rose 0.1 percent in March, from a 0.7 percent drop in February.

Food prices fall in November, led by cheaper spring time veggies

Thu 11 Dec

Food price index slipped 0.5% last month.

Prices of meat, poultry and fish rose 1.3% last month

Food price rises biggest since GST hike in October 2010

Thu 11 Jul 4

Increases led by a seasonal jump in cost of vegetables such as tomatoes and lettuce.

Food prices fall in February on cheaper fruit and veg, meat

Wed 13 Mar 2

But milk rises to a nine-month high in the sixth overall decline in seven months.

Food prices rise 1.9% – first gain in 5 months

Thu 14 Feb 10

Grocery prices rise 1.9%, making the biggest contribution to the food price index's monthly gain.


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