New Zealand's September Food Price Index Falls 0.9% on Month
10/10/2012| 06:10pm US/Eastern
By Lucy Craymer
WELLINGTON--New Zealand's food-price index fell 0.9% in September compared with August as prices for fruit and vegetable and grocery products were all lower, Statistics New Zealand said Thursday.
"Food prices fell in September, reflecting cheaper grocery food prices. Grocery food prices are now nearly 3% cheaper than three months ago in June," Statistics NZ Prices Manager Chris Pike said.
In the 12 months ended June 30, lower prices were recorded for fish, non-alcoholic beverages and grocery foods, the statistics agency said.
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