10 Jul 2012

Bureau of Statistics in Fiji records an increase in food and kava prices

10:37 am on 10 July 2012

The Bureau of Statistics in Fiji has recorded an increase in food and yaqona, or kava, prices last month.

According to Fiji Times, it concludes that food and yaqona prices increased by 1 percent last month compared with a 2.4 percent drop in prices in May.

In its monthly Consumer Price Index report, the bureau reveals increases in the price of bakery and wheat products, fresh and preserved meat, fruit and fruit juice, dairy products, spices, top dressing, confectionary and restaurant meals.

The bureau says in May, prices fell for yaqona and food items including bakery and wheat products, cereal, fresh meat, fruits, fat and oil, coffee, confectionary and vegetables.

It says the prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco for last month declined 0.1 per cent against an increase of 0.3 per cent in May.