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Food Price Index: July 2016
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  11 August 2016
Key facts

Monthly change

Food prices fell 0.2 percent in the July 2016 month. After seasonal adjustment, food prices fell 0.3 percent.

In July 2016 compared with June 2016:

  • Fruit and vegetable prices rose 0.1 percent (down 1.1 percent after seasonal adjustment).
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices rose 0.1 percent.
  • Grocery food prices fell 0.7 percent (down 0.8 percent after seasonal adjustment).
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices fell 0.9 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices rose 0.2 percent.

Annual change

Food prices decreased 1.3 percent in the year to July 2016.

In July 2016 compared with July 2015:

  • Fruit and vegetable prices fell 0.9 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices fell 2.1 percent.
  • Grocery food prices fell 2.9 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices fell 2.7 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices rose 1.9 percent.

 Key average prices

  • The average price for a 200g avocado was $2.29 in July 2016, down from $4.61 in June 2016.
  • The average price for 1kg of cheapest available mild cheddar was $7.39 in July 2016, down from $7.68 in June 2016, and down from $9.07 in July 2015.

 

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0282
11 August 2016

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