The Index for Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages increased from 147.0 in August 2023 to 148.2 in September 2023.
This reflects an increase of 0.8%.
Central Statistical Office explains contributing significantly to this increase was the general upward movement in the prices of Irish potatoes, chilled or frozen beef, fresh beef, chilled or frozen pork, cucumber, chive, soya bean oil, onions, mixed fresh seasoning and other chilled or frozen chicken.
However, the full impact of these price increases were offset by the general decreases in the prices of pumpkin, fresh whole chicken, table margarine, parboiled rice, white flour, oranges, tomatoes, grapes, eddoes and fresh steak.
A further review of the data for September 2023 compared with August 2023 reflected an increase in the sub-index for Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco of 0.3%.
Also, this period showed a decrease in the sub-index for Clothing and Footwear of 0.7% and Health of 0.1%.
All other sections remained unchanged.