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Food Price Index: April 2012
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  11 May 2012
Key facts

In April 2012 compared with March 2012:

  • Food prices fell 0.1 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices fell 2.6 percent.
  • Grocery food prices fell 0.7 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices fell 0.1 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices rose 0.7 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices rose 2.8 percent.

From April 2011 to April 2012:

  • Food prices showed no overall change.

 

Graph, Food price index, monthly change. April 2011 to April 2012.           Graph, Food price index, annual change, April 2011 to April 2012.              

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician
11 May 2012
ISSN 1178-0282
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