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Food Price Index: February 2015
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  12 March 2015
Key facts
Monthly change

In February 2015 compared with January 2015:  

  • Food prices fell 0.7 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices fell 2.4 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices fell 1.6 percent.
  • Grocery food prices fell 0.6 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices rose 1.1 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices rose 0.1 percent.
Annual change

From February 2014 to February 2015:

  • Food prices increased 1.5 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices increased 11 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices increased 3.1 percent.
  • Grocery food prices decreased 2.3 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices increased 1.4 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices increased 1.9 percent.

 

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0282
12 March 2015

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