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Food Price Index: August 2014
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  12 September 2014
Key facts
Monthly change

In August 2014 compared with July 2014:

  • Food prices rose 0.3 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices rose 5.1 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices fell 0.3 percent.
  • Grocery food prices fell 1.5 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices rose 2.0 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices rose 0.2 percent.
Annual change

From August 2013 to August 2014:

  • Food prices increased 0.7 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices decreased 1.0 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices increased 2.0 percent.
  • Grocery food prices decreased 0.6 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices increased 2.3 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices increased 2.4 percent.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0282
12 September 2014

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