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Food Price Index: February 2014
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  13 March 2014
Key facts
Monthly change

In February 2014 compared with January 2014:

  • Food prices fell 1.0 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices fell 5.9 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices fell 1.9 percent.
  • Grocery food prices rose 0.1 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices rose 0.7 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices fell 0.2 percent.
Annual change

From February 2013 to February 2014:

  • Food prices increased 0.2 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices decreased 5.6 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices decreased 0.2 percent.
  • Grocery food prices increased 1.0 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices increased 1.7 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices increased 1.6 percent.

 Graph, Food price index, monthly change, February 2013 to February 2014.           Graph, Food price index, annual change, February 2013 to February 2014.

Liz MacPherson
Government Statistician
13 March 2014
ISSN 1178-0282
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