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Food Price Index: July 2011
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  25 August 2011
Highlights

In July 2011 compared with June 2011:

  • Food prices rose 2.0 percent. 
  • Fruit and vegetable prices rose 8.9 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices rose 3.7 percent.
  • Grocery food prices rose 0.5 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices were unchanged.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices fell 0.2 percent.

From July 2010 to July 2011:

  • Food prices increased 7.9 percent. This includes a 2.2 percent rise in food prices in October 2010, when the rate of goods and services tax (GST) rose from 12.5 to 15 percent.

The food price index basket has been updated and reweighted. See Food price index review: 2011 for details of the review, or the commentary section of this release for a summary.

Graph, Food price index, monthly change, July 2010 to July 2011. Graph, Food price index, annual change, July 2010 to July 2011.
 
Dallas Welch (Mrs) 25 August 2011
Acting Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0282
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