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Food Price Index

Food price rises biggest since GST hike in October 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Slight food price rise in May, led by fruit, vegetables

The food price index rises 0.3%, the second monthly increase this year, even though meat, poultry and fish fell 1.5%.