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Food Price Index: March 2012
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  16 April 2012
Tables

List of tables

The following tables are included with this release. They are available in Excel format from the 'Downloads' box of Food Price Index: March 2012 on the Statistics NZ website.

If you do not have access to Excel, you may use the Excel file viewer to view, print, and export the contents of the file.

 1. Food price index, subgroups 
 2.01 Food price index, subgroups, classes, and selected sections – index numbers
 2.02 Food price index, subgroups, classes, and selected sections, percentage change from previous month
 2.03 Food price index, subgroups, classes, and selected sections, percentage change from same month of previous year
 3. Food price index, weighted average retail prices of selected food items
 4. Food price index, subgroups, classes, and selected sections, contribution to food price index and percentage change
 5. Food price index, expenditure weights
 6. Food price index, population weights

Supplementary tables

The following tables can be downloaded from the Statistics NZ website in Excel format.
These tables provide longer time-series information than the tables above. Given the long time-series nature of the tables, they are not suitable for printing.

1.  Food price index, subgroups 
2.01 Food price index, subgroups, classes, and selected sections – index numbers 
2.02 Food price index, subgroups, classes, and selected sections, percentage change from previous month 
2.03  Food price index, subgroups, classes, and selected sections, percentage change from same month of previous year 

Access more data on Infoshare

Use Infoshare, a free, online database to access time-series data specific to your needs. To access the food price index (FPI) time series on Infoshare, select the following categories from the homepage:

Subject category: Economic indicators
Group: Consumers Price Index

The FPI series are listed immediately after the CPI series. Additional information includes:

  • index series for the FPI and its subgroups, classes, and selected sections
  • the FPI for the 15 pricing centres and five broad regions
  • non-standard aggregations of indexes (eg fresh fruit and vegetables)
  • historical seasonally unadjusted index series
  • average prices for a selection of items in the FPI basket.

The time series can be downloaded in Excel or comma delimited format. Percentage movements can be calculated using the following formula:

((Index number for later period minus index number for earlier period) divided by index number for earlier period) multiplied by 100.

More information about Infoshare can be found on our website.

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