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Food Price Index: October 2010
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  11 November 2010
Highlights

In October 2010 compared with September 2010:

  • Food prices rose 2.2 percent.
  • The rate of GST rose from 12.5 percent to 15 percent on 1 October 2010.
  • Grocery prices rose 1.7 percent.  
  • Fruit and vegetable prices rose 4.0 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices rose 2.9 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices rose 1.9 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices rose 1.7 percent.

From October 2009 to October 2010:

  • Food prices increased 5.1 percent.

Graph, Food price index, Monthly change, October 2009 to October 2010.  Graph, Food price index, Annual change, October 2009 to October 2010.
 
Geoff Bascand 11 November 2010
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0282
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