13 Apr 2016

Cauliflower prices reach record high

12:41 pm on 13 April 2016

Food prices have risen, helped by high prices for cauliflower.

Official figures show food prices rose a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent in March, when compared with February.

Fruit and vegetables rose the most, with cauliflower up 66 percent - the highest price since official food price data began in 1994.

On an annual basis, food prices dropped 0.1 percent, helped by a fall in the cost of groceries.