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Food Price Index: October 2013
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  13 November 2013
Key facts
Monthly change

In October 2013 compared with September 2013:

  • Food prices fell 1.0 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices fell 8.8 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices rose 2.0 percent.
  • Grocery food prices fell 0.3 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices fell 0.2 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices rose 0.2 percent.
Annual change

From October 2012 to October 2013:

  • Food prices increased 0.8 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices decreased 3.7 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices increased 2.3 percent.
  • Grocery food prices increased 1.2 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices increased 1.2 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices increased 1.9 percent.

 Graph, food price index, monthly change, October 2012 to October 2013. Graph, food price index, annual change, October 2012 to October 2013.

Liz MacPherson
Government Statistician
13 November 2013
ISSN 1178-0282
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