14 Dec 2011

Food prices rise for first time in four months

6:59 am on 14 December 2011

Food prices have risen for the first time in four months, driven by higher grocery and meat prices.

Official figures show the food price index rose 0.2% in November. Fresh fruit and vegetables fell 4%.

On an annual basis, food prices rose 1.9%.

The food price index makes up 19% of the consumer price index.