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Food Price Index: May 2012
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  14 June 2012
Key facts

In May 2012 compared with April 2012:

  • Food prices rose 0.3 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices rose 3.2 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices rose 2.2 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices rose 0.7 percent.
  • Grocery food prices fell 0.5 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices fell 1.5 percent.

From May 2011 to May 2012:

  • Food prices decreased 0.2 percent.

 

Graph, Food price index, monthly change, May 2011 to May 2012.           Graph, Food price index, annual change, May 2011 to May 2012.              

Dallas Welch (Mrs)
Acting Government Statistician
14 June 2012
ISSN 1178-0282
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