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Food Price Index: July 2013
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  12 August 2013
Key facts

In July 2013 compared with June 2013:

  • Food prices rose 0.5 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices rose 3.0 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices rose 0.1 percent.
  • Grocery food prices rose 0.5 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices fell 0.7 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices fell 0.2 percent.

From July 2012 to July 2013:

  • Food prices increased 0.9 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices increased 3.5 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices increased 1.2 percent.
  • Grocery food prices decreased 0.4 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices increased 1.3 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices increased 0.6 percent.

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

Dallas Welch
Acting Government Statistician
12 August 2013
ISSN 1178-0282
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