Food Price Index

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

Food price rises biggest since GST hike in October 2010

Thu 11 Jul 13 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 13 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 13 10

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

Food costs rise in August, led by fruit and vegetables

Fri 14 Sep 12

But prices are down 0.5% from the same month last year.

Food prices rise 0.2% in July, led by kumara spike

Mon 13 Aug 12

The rise was led by a 4.4% hike in fruit and vegetables, with an 84% increase in kumara prices to the highest level since February 2008. Vegetables, dairy and lamb products were cheaper.

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