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Food Price Index: June 2017
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  13 July 2017
Key facts

Monthly change

Food prices rose 0.2 percent in the June 2017 month. However, after seasonal adjustment, food prices fell 0.3 percent.

In June 2017 compared with May 2017:

  • Fruit and vegetable prices fell 0.4 percent (down 6.5 percent after seasonal adjustment).
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices rose 1.0 percent.
  • Grocery food prices fell 0.3 percent (down 0.3 percent after seasonal adjustment).
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices rose 1.8 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices rose 0.2 percent.

Annual change

Food prices increased 3.0 percent in the year to June 2017.

In June 2017 compared with June 2016:

  • Fruit and vegetable prices increased 9.3 percent.
  • Grocery food prices increased 2.1 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices increased 1.8 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices increased 0.4 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices increased 2.2 percent.

Key average prices

  • A 200g avocado was $4.52 in June 2017, compared with $3.38 in May 2017 and $4.61 in June 2016.
  • A 500g block of cheapest available butter was $5.05 in June 2017, compared with $4.80 in May 2017 and $3.38 in June 2016.

 

Teresa Dickinson, Acting Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0282
13 July 2017

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