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Tomatoes
and cucumbers drive up April food prices – Media release

13 May 2021

Rising prices for tomatoes and cucumbers
were the main contributors to a 1.1 percent rise in food prices in April
2021, Stats NZ said today.

Fruit and vegetable prices rose 4.8 percent
in April 2021.

Tomato prices rose to a weighted average
price of $6.34 per kilo, more than double the March month when they were
$2.98 per kilo. This was the biggest monthly price rise in over 10 years.

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