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Prices
for transport and housing rise in March 2021 quarter – Media release

21 April 2021

Higher prices for transport and housing led
to a 0.8 percent lift in the consumers price index in the March 2021 quarter,
Stats NZ said today.

Prices for getting around rose in the March
quarter. Transport prices rose 3.9 percent, the biggest quarterly rise
in over a decade.

Petrol prices rose 7.2 percent, the biggest
quarterly rise since June 2015. Despite this, petrol prices are 3.8 percent
lower than they were a year ago.

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