Food prices in New Zealand were up 0.7 percent on month in July, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday - up from 0.5 percent in June.
Vegetable prices rose 9.2 percent in the month, with higher prices for fresh lettuce (up 77 percent), tomatoes (up 30 percent), and broccoli (up 24 percent) making the largest contributions.
On a yearly basis, food prices jumped 1.1 percent after rising just 0.2 percent in the previous month.
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