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Food Price Index: June 2011
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  13 July 2011
Highlights

In June 2011 compared with May 2011:

  • Food prices rose 1.4 percent. 
  • Fruit and vegetable prices rose 12.2 percent.
  • Grocery food prices rose 0.7 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices rose 0.5 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices rose 0.2 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices fell 3.2 percent.

From June 2010 to June 2011:

  • Food prices increased 7.5 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.
Graph, Food price index, monthly change, June 2010 to June 2011. Graph, Food price index, annual change, June 2010 to June 2011.
 
Geoff Bascand 13 July 2011
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0282
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