Retail price of a whole frozen chicken in New Zealand

Weighted average retail price (cheapest available) per no. 15, Dec 2010–Dec 2020, NZD

Data calculation/treatment

Prices include GST.

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Changes to data collection/processing

Stats NZ reviewed the FPI in 2017, 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.

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Food Price Index: Selected Monthly Weighted Average Prices for New Zealand (Monthly) December 2020


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

File as imported: Food Price Index: Selected Monthly Weighted Average Prices for New Zealand (Monthly) December 2020

From the dataset Food Price Index: Selected Monthly Weighted Average Prices for New Zealand (Monthly) December 2020 , this data was extracted:

  • Rows: 6-180
  • Columns: 2-166
  • Provided: 28,875 data points

This data forms the table Prices - Weighted average prices for selected food items (Monthly) Jun 2006–Dec 2020.

Dataset originally released on:

January 15, 2021

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.