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Food Price Index: February 2010
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  11 March 2010
Highlights

In February 2010 compared with January 2010:

  • Food prices fell 1.3 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices fell 3.5 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices fell 2.4 percent.
  • Grocery food prices fell 0.8 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices fell 1.9 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices remained unchanged.

From February 2009 to February 2010:

  • Food prices increased 0.7 percent, the lowest annual increase since a 0.4 percent increase for the year to April 2005.

Graph, Food Price Index, monthly change, February 2009 to February 2010. Graph, Food Price Index, annual change, February 2009 to February 2010.
 
Geoff Bascand 11 March 2010
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0282
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