Stats NZ has a new website.

For new releases go to

www.stats.govt.nz

As we transition to our new site, you'll still find some Stats NZ information here on this archive site.

  • Share this page to Facebook
  • Share this page to Twitter
  • Share this page to Google+
Food Price Index: October 2015
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  12 November 2015
Key facts

Monthly change

Food prices fell 1.2 percent in the October 2015 month. After seasonal adjustment, food prices fell 0.5 percent.

In October 2015 compared with September 2015:

  • Fruit and vegetable prices fell 5.2 percent (up 0.9 percent after seasonal adjustment).
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices fell 1.7 percent.
  • Grocery food prices fell 0.8 percent (down 0.9 percent after seasonal adjustment). 
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices rose 0.2 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices rose 0.2 percent.
     
  • The average price for 2 litres of standard blue-top milk fell 19 cents to $3.13.

Annual change

Food prices decreased 0.5 percent in the year to October 2015.

From October 2014 to October 2015:

  • Fruit and vegetable prices increased 3.1 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices decreased 2.1 percent.
  • Grocery food prices decreased 3.4 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices increased 2.0 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices increased 2.0 percent.
     
  • The average price of tomatoes was $5.69 per kilo in October, down from $7.23 in October 2014.
  • Beef prices are at their highest level, with the average price of blade steak reaching $16.96 per kilo.

 

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0282
12 November 2015

  • Share this page to Facebook
  • Share this page to Twitter
  • Share this page to Google+
Top
  • Share this page to Facebook
  • Share this page to Twitter
  • Share this page to Google+