In March 2017, the prices of frequently purchased goods increased by 0.1% in hyper and supermarketsPrice Index in large and predominantly-food stores - March 2017

In March 2017, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores barely increased (+0.1%) after three consecutive months of stability.

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Paru le : 04/13/2017

In March 2017, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores barely increased (+0.1%) after three consecutive months of stability.

Excluding hyper and supermarkets, the prices of frequently purchased goods grew too slightly (+0.1%), as in the previous month.

Considering all the kinds of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods increased a little (+0.1%) after a stability in February.

Year on year, the prices in prices in hyper and supermarkets dropped more moderately than in February

Compared with the same month last year, the prices of frequently purchased goods sold in hyper and supermarkets fell more moderately than in February (−0,1 % after −0.3%). The decrease was also less marked in large and predominantly stores (−0,1 % after −0.3%).

Contrarily, the prices of frequently purchased goods continued to rise, at the same pace than in the three previous months (+1.1%).

Considering all stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods recovered slightly year on year (+0.1% after −0.1%).

Graph1 – Prices of frequently purchased goods year-on-year change %

  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Graph2 – Frequently purchased goods price indexes by main items

  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Table1 – Prices of frequently purchased goods

2015: 100
Prices of frequently purchased goods
Index Changes (%) compared to
March 2017 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Hyper and supermarkets (A) 99.64 0.1 −0.1
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 99.67 0.1 −0.1
Other stores 101.62 0.1 1.1
All stores 100.02 0.1 0.1
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Table2 – Prices of frequently purchased goods detailed by main items

2015: 100
Prices of frequently purchased goods detailed by main items
Index Changes (%) compared to
March 2017 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 99.82 0.1 0.0
- Meat 100.62 0.2 0.4
- Beverages 100.16 0.2 0.5
- Other food products 99.25 0.1 −0.4
Clearing and personal care products 98.77 0.0 −0.4
Total Hyper and supermarkets 99.64 0.1 −0.1
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Slight rise in food prices in hyper and supermarkets

In March 2017, the prices of food excluding fresh products sold in hyper and supermarkets went up slightly after three months of stability. Year on year, they were unchanged after thirteen months of decrease.

The slight month-on-month growth resulted by a rise in meat prices and beverages prices and from a small rebound in other food prices.

Unchanged in February, meat prices rose by 0.2% in March 2017. Year on year, they rose a little more than in the previous month (+0.4% after +0.3%).

The prices of beverages sold in hyper and supermarkets accelerated a little (+0.2% after +0.1% in February). Year on year, these prices were sharply more dynamic than in the previous month (+0.5% after +0.2%).

The prices of other food products (excluding fresh food) edged up (+0.1% after –0.1%). Year on year, the price fall was less pronounced than in February.

Further stability in the prices of cleaning and personal care products in hyper and supermarkets

In March, the prices of cleaning and personal care products sold in hyper and supermarkets were unchanged for the second month in a row. Year on year, they dropped by 0.4%, just slightly less than in February (–0.5%).

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