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Food Price Index: February 2013
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  13 March 2013
Key facts

In February 2013 compared with January 2013:

  • Food prices fell 0.3 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices fell 1.6 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices fell 1.4 percent.
  • Grocery food prices showed no overall change.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices rose 1.3 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices fell 0.1 percent.

From February 2012 to February 2013:

  • Food prices decreased 0.1 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices increased 6.3 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices decreased 1.2 percent.
  • Grocery food prices decreased 2.1 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices increased 0.2 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices increased 0.7 percent.

Graph, Food price index, monthly change, February 2012 to February 2013. Graph, food price index, annual change, February 2012 to February 2013.

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician
13 March 2013
ISSN 1178-0282
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