Lamb export compromised by drought and dairy growth
July 25th, 2013

Lamb export compromised by drought and dairy growth

A predicted 20% reduction in lambing percentages this spring will compound the decline in sheep numbers and drastically reduce lamb exports for the coming season according to the latest data from Statistics New Zealand.

No
Fruit and vegetable prices jump 13% in month
July 12th, 2013

Fruit and vegetable prices jump 13% in month

A 13% jump in fruit and vegetable prices has driven up the latest Food Price Index 2.1% according to data released by Statistics New Zealand. Summer fruit such as tomatoes (+99%) and nectarines (+64%) led the rises, but while June is usually a month of fruit and vegetable price increases, this year the rise of 13% was 45% more than last year’s 9%.

No
Food prices fell slightly in May year
June 18th, 2013

Food prices fell slightly in May year

New Zealand’s retail food price index fell 0.1% in the 12 months to the end of May. This follows a monthly increase of 0.3% according to Statistics New Zealand.

No
Food prices fell slightly in December
January 17th, 2013

Food prices fell slightly in December

Food prices fell 0.2% in the December month, and were down 1.0% on a year earlier, according to Statistics New Zealand. Lower prices in the December month for non-alcoholic beverages (down 2.8%) offset a rise in meat, poultry, and fish prices (up 0.9%).

No
Biggest food price fall since July
January 17th, 2013

Biggest food price fall since July

Food prices in New Zealand fell one percent in the year ending December 31, 2012, according to Statistics New Zealand’s Food Price Index. This is a largest fall since the year to July 2012, and has now fallen seven times in the last eight months.

No
Statistics show dairy fall impacting on economy
September 4th, 2012

Statistics show dairy fall impacting on economy

The prediction of further falls in dairy industry export returns headlined by Fonterra last week has been reinfocred by the latest data from Statistics New Zealand showing dairy prices as the main cause of a 2.6 erosion in the nation’s terms of trade.

No
July 17th, 2012

Hospitality rebounds – a bit

Statistics New Zealand’s latest retail data shows that hospitality has rebounded from the last couple of poor trading years with a moderate increase in spending in June.

No
July 16th, 2012

Food prices fall further in June

Statistics New Zealand data shows that the June food price index fell a further 0.2% on the same month in 2011. This follows a similar fall in May, thanks primarily to declining dairy and meat prices.

No
April 17th, 2012

Food price rises slow in March

Statistics New Zealand’s Food Price Index climbed again in March, up 0.2% on March 2011.

No
April 5th, 2012

IRD releases new industry benchmarks

Inland Revenue has released its first group of benchmarks for 16 industries, including cafes, restaurants, electrical services, painting and decorating, taverns and bars.

No
New Zealand drinking stays static
February 28th, 2012

New Zealand drinking stays static

New data released by Statistics New Zealand shows that New Zealand’s alcohol consumption remains static in spite of media acclamations of increasing abuse.

No
Food prices rise 2% in 2011
December 14th, 2011

Food prices rise 2% in 2011

The November 2011 Food Price Index rose 1.9% over that of the previous November, according to the latest release from Statistics New Zealand

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