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Food Price Index: March 2010
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  20 April 2010
Highlights

In March 2010 compared with February 2010:

  • Food prices rose 0.2 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices rose 1.3 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices rose 0.3 percent.
  • Grocery food prices rose 0.2 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices rose 0.5 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices fell 1.9 percent.

From March 2009 to March 2010:

  • Food prices increased 0.3 percent, the lowest annual increase since the year to July 2004, when prices fell 0.1 percent.

Graph, Food price index, monthly change, March 2009 to March 2010. Graph, Food price index, annual change, March 2009 to March 2010.
 
Geoff Bascand 20 April 2010
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0282
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