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Food Price Index: April 2013
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  13 May 2013
Key facts

In April 2013 compared with March 2013:

  • Food prices rose 0.2 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices rose 1.0 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices remained unchanged overall.
  • Grocery food prices rose 0.2 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices rose 0.3 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices remained unchanged overall.

From April 2012 to April 2013:

  • Food prices decreased 0.1 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices increased 2.0 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices decreased 1.1 percent.
  • Grocery food prices decreased 1.8 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices increased 2.5 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices increased 1.2 percent.
Graph, food price index, monthly change, April 2012 to April 2013.    Graph, food price index, annual change, April 2012 to April 2013.

 

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician
13 May 2013
ISSN 1178-0282
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