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New Zealand fruit & vegetable prices falling

Avocado prices lowest in almost three years

In New Zealand, the price of avocados has dropped to its lowest in almost three years, and the price of other fruit and veg is also falling. Stats New Zealand says avocado prices are down to $7.50 a kilogram from a record high in May this year of $28.

Tomato, lettuce and cucumber prices all fell more than 20 percent between September and October, but strawberries and potatoes were up. Food prices overall increased 2.5 percent in the year to October. quoted Stats NZ acting consumer prices manager Fiona Smillie as saying: "Bacon prices continued to increase following the outbreak of African swine fever in China, up 24 percent in the year ending October, to a weighted average price of $13.37 per 700 grams.”

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