14th October 2021 FPI / Stats NZ
Seasonally adjusted food prices were up 0.9% on the month prior in September as higher priced chicken and eggs came home to roost.
Food prices rose 1.3% in July compared with the previous month, mainly influenced by fruit and vege price hikes.
Food price rose 0.4% in May compared with the month prior when rising prices for tomatoes and cucumbers contributed to a 1.1% jump, according to Stats NZ.
Rising prices for tomatoes and cucumbers were the main contributors to a 1.1% rise in food prices in April 2021, according to Stats NZ.