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Food Price Index: July 2014
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  27 August 2014
Key facts
Monthly change

In July 2014 compared with June 2014:

  • Food prices fell 0.7 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices fell 0.9 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices fell 2.2 percent.
  • Grocery food prices fell 0.7 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices rose 0.2 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices remained unchanged.
Annual change

From July 2013 to July 2014:

  • Food prices decreased 0.1 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices decreased 5.9 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices increased 0.5 percent.
  • Grocery food prices increased 0.2 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices increased 1.5 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices increased 2.2 percent.

The food price index basket has been updated and reweighted. See Food price index review: 2014 for details of the review, or the commentary section of this release for a summary. 

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0282
27 August 2014

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