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Food Price Index: August 2008
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  11 September 2008
Highlights
 

In August 2008 compared with July 2008:

  • Food prices rose 2.7 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices rose 9.6 percent, driven by higher vegetable prices.
  • Grocery food prices rose 1.9 percent.
  • Meat, poultry and fish prices rose 2.6 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food rose 0.5 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices rose 0.3 percent.

From August 2007 to August 2008:

  • Food prices increased 10.6 percent.

 

Graph, Food Price Index.

Graph, Food Price Index.

 

 

 
Geoff Bascand 11 September 2008
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0282
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