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Legal services prices continue to rise

22 August 2017

Prices for legal services rose by 1.4% in the June 2017 quarter and by 5.0% in the year to 30 June 2017, according to Statistics New Zealand's producers price index.

Prices for legal services rose by 2.6% in the March 2017 quarter. The strong showing in the first six months of 2017 contrasted with a rise of just 0.8% in legal services prices for the first half of 2016.

Producers Price Index, selected commodities, change over specified period
CommodityJune 2017 quarterJune 2016 QuarterYear to 30 June 2017Year to 30 June 2016
Legal services1.4%0.5%5.0%1.9%
Accounting services1.0%1.8%4.0%2.9%
Veterinary services-0.2%0.3%1.5%1.3%
Civil engineering services0.3%0.4%3.6%0.2%
Residential building construction1.6%1.8%5.5%5.0%
Non-residential building construction1.2%1.1%4.2%3.1%
Rent of commercial land & buildings0.4%0.3%2.9%0.7%

Last updated on the 16th September 2019