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New Zealand Butter

Volume 14: debated on Thursday 3 December 1981

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the average price of a 250 gram packet of New Zealand butter in each month since June 1980 up to the latest date for which figures are available; and what percentage of the price was represented by import levies.

The information requested is set out in the following table, using average prices, in pence per 250 gramme, derived from those given by the Department of Employment in the retail price index.

Average Retail Price: New Zealand Butter
pence/250gpercentage of price represented by import levy
June 198042·731
July 198042·931
August 198043·031
September 198043·032
October 198042·412
November 198042·318
December 198042·218
January 198142·320
February 198142·423
March 1981**
April 198142·522
May 198142·522
June 198142·622
July 198143·620
August 198144·918
September 198146·216
October 198147·413
* No price data is available for March 1981 as a result of industrial action.

* No price data is available for March 1981 as a result of industrial action.