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Food Price Index: July 2008
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  25 August 2008
Highlights
 

In July 2008 compared with June 2008:

  • Food prices rose 0.6 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices rose 3.6 percent.
  • Grocery food prices rose 0.5 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices rose 0.6 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices rose 0.4 percent
  • Meat, poultry and fish prices fell 1.0 percent

From July 2007 to July 2008:

  • Food prices increased 7.6 percent.

The Food Price Index basket has been updated and reweighted. See the commentary section and table 4 in the tables section for details


 

 Graph, Food Price Index.

Graph, Food Price Index.

 
Geoff Bascand 25 August 2008
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0282
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