Food Price Index: February 2009

Embargoed until 10:45am  –  12 March 2009

Highlights

In February 2009 compared with January 2009: 

  • Food prices rose 0.2 percent.

 

  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices rose 1.7 percent.

 

  • Meat, poultry and fish prices rose 0.8 percent.

 

  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices rose 0.5 percent.

 

  • Grocery food prices rose 0.3 percent.

 

  • Fruit and vegetable prices fell 2.6 percent.

 

From February 2008 to February 2009:

 

  • Food prices increased 8.8 percent.

 

 

Graph, Food Price Index, Monthly Change.

Graph, Food Price Index, Annual Change.

 

 
Cathryn Ashley-Jones 12 March 2009
Acting Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0282