15 Oct 2009

Slight fall in food prices last month

12:35 pm on 15 October 2009

Food prices fell 0.7% in September, driven largely by a fall in fruit and vegetable prices which are down 8.4%.

Grocery food prices fell 0.1%, but restaurant and ready-to-eat meals rose 0.3%.

Food prices rose 3.3% in the year to September, which is the smallest annual increase since June 2007.