New Zealand fruit, vegetable prices fall: statistics

WELLINGTON, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Carrots are the cheapest they have been in seven years, while prices for capsicums, tomatoes, and cucumbers are falling sharply as spring arrives, New Zealand's statistics department Stats NZ said on Thursday.

This has been partly offset by a spike in courgette and broccoli prices, leaving overall fruit and vegetable prices down just 1.9 percent in September, Stats NZ said.

"Fruit and vegetable prices typically fall in September as the warmer weather arrives and more stock begins to hit the shelves," consumer prices Manager Sarah Johnson said in a statement.

Many salad ingredients saw the largest monthly price falls between August and September, Johnson said.

Despite the fall in fruit and vegetable prices, overall food prices remained unchanged in September 2019, according to the statistics.

[ Editor: WPY ]


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