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Food Price Index: September 2017
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  12 October 2017
Key facts

Monthly change

Food prices fell 0.2 percent in September 2017. After seasonal adjustment, food prices rose 0.5 percent.

In September 2017 compared with August 2017:

  • Fruit and vegetable prices fell 4.9 percent (up 0.4 percent after seasonal adjustment).
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices fell 0.2 percent.
  • Grocery food prices rose 0.9 percent (up 0.9 percent after seasonal adjustment).
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices rose 2.3 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices rose 0.1 percent.

Annual change

Food prices increased 3.0 percent in the year to September 2017.

In September 2017 compared with September 2016:

  • Fruit and vegetable prices increased 5.7 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices increased 1.4 percent.
  • Grocery food prices increased 3.7 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices increased 1.0 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices increased 2.2 percent. 

Key average prices

  • A 300g cucumber was $2.91 in September 2017, compared with $4.85 in August 2017, and $2.69 in September 2016.
  • A cheapest available 500g block of butter was $5.55 in September 2017, compared with $5.39 in August 2017, and $3.48 in September 2016. 

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0282
12 October 2017

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