Heavy rain, particularly in New South Wales (Australia), combined with a cold winter have led to a tight potato supply. That has all had an impact on prices. One of the major upward movers in an otherwise soft Consumer Price Index result released on Wednesday was vegetables (up 12.5 per cent for the year and 2.5 per cent in the December quarter). Potatoes, along with broccoli and cauliflower, were called out by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as leading prices
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