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Big rise in legal services prices

17 May 2017

Prices for legal services rose by 2.6% in the March 2017 quarter and by 4.1% in the year to 31 March 2017, according to Statistics New Zealand's producers price index.

There was a 0.3% rise in the March 2016 quarter, and legal services prices rose by 2.0% in the year to 31 March 2016.

Producers Price Index, selected commodities, change over specified period
CommodityMarch 2017 quarterMarch 2016 quarterYear to 31 Mar 2017Year to 31 Mar 2016
Legal services2.6%0.3%4.1%2.0%
Accounting services-0.3%0.4%4.8%1.7%
Veterinary services0.8%0.1%2.1%1.5%
Civil engineering services-0.2%-0.2%3.8%-0.2%
Residential building construction0.9%1.0%5.7%4.4%
Non-residential building construction0.7%1.1%4.1%2.7%
Commercial land & building rent0.0%0.0%2.8%0.7%

Last updated on the 16th September 2019