NZ: Cold weather drives veg prices up 12pc

Cold weather drives veg prices up 12pc

http://www.nzherald.co.nz
August 13, 2009

Food prices went up 0.6 per cent last month, says Statistics NZ, with higher vegetable prices accounting for nearly all the growth.

Cold weather hampering growing conditions pushed vegetable prices up 12.3 per cent higher than the same month last year, but were still not as high as the levels seen in August 2008.

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