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Food Price Index: December 2011
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  16 January 2012
Key facts

In December 2011 compared with November 2011:

  • Food prices rose 0.2 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices rose 2.5 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices rose 1.2 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices rose 0.2 percent.
  • Grocery food prices fell 0.2 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices fell 2.5 percent.

From December 2010 to December 2011:

  • Food prices increased 2.9 percent.

Graph, Food price index, monthly change, December 2010 to December 2011.                        Graph, Food price index, annual change, December 2010 to December 2011.

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician
16 January 2012
ISSN 1178-0282
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