13 May 2013

Food prices rise slightly in April.

1:42 pm on 13 May 2013

The price of food rose 0.2% last month but was down by 0.1% over the past year.

Statistics New Zealand figures showed fruit and vegetable prices were up 1% in April.

Tomato prices rose by about two-thirds, and kiwifruit prices were down by 24%, reflecting seasonal influence.

Beef prices were up by 6%, while the price of a pork roast fell by 15%.