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New Zealand Food Prices Fall 0.2% In July

Food prices in New Zealand were down an unadjusted 0.2 percent on month in July, Statistics New Zealand said on Friday - following the 0.2 percent gain in June.

Fruit and vegetable prices fell 1.0 percent on month, while meat, poultry, and fish prices fell 0.8 percent.

Seasonally adjusted, food prices were flat on month.

On a yearly basis, food prices were up 3.0 percent for the second straight month.

Fruit and vegetable prices increased 8.2 percent on year, while grocery food prices increased 3.1 percent.

by RTT Staff Writer

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