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Food Price Index: December 2013
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  15 January 2014
Key facts
Monthly change

In December 2013 compared with November 2013:

  • Food prices fell 0.1 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices fell 1.1 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices rose 0.8 percent.
  • Grocery food prices showed no overall change.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices fell 2.1 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices rose 0.5 percent.
Annual change

From December 2012 to December 2013:

  • Food prices increased 1.5 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices decreased 2.2 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices increased 1.6 percent.
  • Grocery food prices increased 2.0 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices increased 3.0 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices increased 1.9 percent.

 Graph, food price index, monthly change, December 2012 to December 2013.           Graph, food price index, annual change, December 2012 to December 2013.

Liz MacPherson
Government Statistician
15 January 2014
ISSN 1178-0282
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