The food price index (FPI) measures changes in the prices that households pay for food. The FPI is reviewed every three years to make sure that the food items that we track accurately represent the purchases that New Zealanders make. The review is part of a wider review of the consumers price index. Food price index review: 2011 outlines the changes made as a result of the review of the FPI.
The Food Price Index: July 2011 information release includes an updated basket of food items and new weights have been allocated based on the relative importance of the items in the basket.
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The downloadable tables include full lists of the 161 items in the 2011 FPI basket and the 157 items in the 2008 basket, as well as the updated expenditure and population weights. The tables are in Microsoft Excel format. If you do not have access to Excel use the Excel file viewer to view, print and export the contents of these files.
Statistics New Zealand (2011). Food price index review: 2011. Wellington: Statistics New Zealand
Published in August 2011 by
Statistics New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
ISBN 978-0-0478-37720-0 (online)