13 Jul 2015

Food prices rise in June

12:11 pm on 13 July 2015

Shoppers were paying a little more for fruit and vegetables last month, official figures show.

Grapefruit and orange in a fruit and vegetable store called Farmville in Grey Lynn, Auckland.

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Statistics New Zealand figures show food prices rose 0.5 percent in June following a similar rise in May.

Seasonally higher prices for fresh fruit and vegetables led to the increase last month.

But that was offset by lower meat, poultry and fish prices.

In the year to June, food prices dropped 0.1 percent.

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