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Food Price Index: August 2012
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  14 September 2012
Key facts

In August 2012 compared with July 2012:

  • Food prices rose 0.1 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices rose 1.5 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices rose 1.3 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices showed no overall change.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices fell 0.1 percent.
  • Grocery food prices fell 0.7 percent.

From August 2011 to August 2012:

  • Food prices decreased 0.5 percent.

 

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

Clare Ward
Acting Government Statistician
14 September 2012
ISSN 1178-0282
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