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Food Price Index: September 2008
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  21 October 2008
Highlights
 

In September 2008 compared with August 2008:

  • Food prices rose 0.6 percent.
  • Meat, poultry and fish prices rose 3.7 percent, driven by beef (up 6.8 percent).
  • Grocery food prices rose 0.5 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food rose 0.4 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices rose 0.3 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetables fell 2.2 percent, driven by lower vegetable prices.

From September 2007 to September 2008:

  • Food prices increased 10.8 percent. This annual price increase is the highest since April 1990

 Graph, Food Price Index.

Graph, Food Price Index.

 

 

 
Geoff Bascand 21 October 2008
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0282
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