Retail price of packaged meal with pasta and sauce in New Zealand
Weighted average per 130g, Mar 2010–Mar 2019, NZD
Prices include GST.
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Changes to data collection/processing
Stats NZ have reviewed the FPI in 2014, as part of a wider, three-yearly consumer price index (CPI) review to ensure the index remains relevant. They have updated the basket of representative food items being tracked in the FPI, and updated the relative importance.
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Food Price Index: Selected Monthly Weighted Average Prices for New Zealand (Monthly) March 2019
How to find the data
At URL provided, select Economic indicators > Consumers Price Index - CPI > Food Price Index Selected Monthly Weighted Average Prices for New Zealand (Monthly). Select all variables, then select desired download format. The data headings were edited by Figure.NZ for processing purposes.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset Food Price Index: Selected Monthly Weighted Average Prices for New Zealand (Monthly) March 2019, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 6-159
- Columns: 2-166
- Provided: 25,410 data points
This data forms the table Prices - Weighted average prices for selected food items (Monthly) Jun 2006–Mar 2019.
Dataset originally released on:
April 11, 2019
About this dataset
This table contains a selection of weighted average retail prices for the current and previous months. These weighted average retail prices were calculated from prices collected in the June 2006 month. Subsequent months' weighted average prices are then calculated by applying price index movements for the relevant items. These are not statistically accurate measures of average transaction price levels, but are reliable indicators of percentage changes in prices.
Method of collection/Data provider
Prices are surveyed by visiting retail outlets in 12 urban areas: Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Napier-Hastings, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, and Invercargill.
Fresh fruit and vegetable prices are surveyed weekly, and the remaining food prices are generally surveyed between the 8th and 16th day of the month, although sometimes surveying starts and finishes earlier or later.
Food prices are collected from about 560 outlets in the 12 surveyed urban areas. Of these, about 60 are supermarkets, 30 greengrocers, 20 fish shops, 30 butchers, 60 convenience stores (with about half being service stations and the rest being dairies, grocery stores, and superettes), 110 restaurants (for evening meals), and about 250 other suitable outlets (for breakfast, lunch, and takeaway food).
Stats NZ collects prices from a sample of supermarkets in each of the 12 FPI pricing regions. This sample is designed to be representative of household purchases in each region.