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An apple a day too most to pay?

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A swell in fruit and unfeeling prices has driven a largest monthly arise in food costs in scarcely 3 years.

Photo: RNZ / Tracy Neal

Official numbers showed prices rising 2.1 percent in Jan on a month before.

Stats NZ pronounced most aloft costs for strawberries and apples and a operation of beef and grocery equipment were a categorical drivers.

It pronounced that reflected a common settlement of prices rising after a Christmas holidays.

Food costs for a year finished Jan rose 3.5 percent on a year before, a biggest annual arise in 8 years.

Food prices make adult about 20 percent of consumer inflation.