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Food Price Index: October 2009
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  11 November 2009
Highlights

 

In October 2009 compared with September 2009:

  • Food prices fell 1.5 percent. 
  • Fruit and vegetable prices fell 4.6 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices fell 3.2 percent.
  • Grocery food prices fell 0.4 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices fell 0.3 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices fell 0.4 percent

From October 2008 to October 2009:

  • Food prices increased 2.0 percent, the lowest rise since May 2006.

 

Food Price Index Monthly Change   Food Price Index Annual Change
 
Geoff Bascand 11 November 2009
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0282
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