Meat prices boost July food prices

Meat prices boost July food prices
Rebecca Howard
By Rebecca Howard Aug. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Rising chicken, lamb and beef prices helped push New Zealand’s food prices higher in July. Food prices rose 1.1 percent from June and were 0.9 percent higher than in July last year, Stats NZ said. Meat and poultry prices lifted 2.8 percent on the month after lifting 0.2 percent in June. Mutton, Lamb and hogget prices jumped 7.6 percent while poultry prices were up 4.5 percent. Meat and poultry prices were up 5.8 percent from a year ago. Lamb chop prices reached an all-time high in July,...

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