13 Dec 2018

Price of strawberries drops in time for Christmas

12:54 pm on 13 December 2018

There's good news for those who love berries on their pavlova during the festive season.

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Official figures show strawberry prices fell 33 percent from October to November, which is the biggest drop in four years.

Last month strawberry prices averaged out at just under $4 for a standard 250 gram punnet.

Food prices in general fell a seasonally-adjusted zero point two percent in November.

Tomatoes were 18 percent cheaper than a year ago, when they cost $4.32 a kilogram.

Last year, bad weather affected the supply and pushed up the cost of crops.

Bananas were also in short supply in the past month because of a delayed shipment, causing a 17 percent jump in prices.