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Food Price Index: January 2009
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  12 February 2009
Highlights

In January 2009 compared with December 2008:

  • Food prices rose 0.8 percent.  
  • Fruit and vegetable prices rose 3.6 percent.  
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices rose 2.2 percent. 
  • Grocery food prices rose 0.4 percent.  
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices rose 0.4 percent.  
  • Meat, poultry and fish prices fell 0.6 percent.

From January 2008 to January 2009:

  • Food prices increased 9.5 percent.

 

 

Graph, Food Price Index Monthly change.

Graph, Food Price Index Annual change.

 

 
Geoff Bascand 12 Februray 2009
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0282
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