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