In December 2011, the consumer price index (CPI) increased by 0.4%, after a rose by 0.3% in November. The year-on-year change was +2.5% in December. The price index without tobacco grew by 0.4% in December 2011 (+2.4% year-on-year).
Adjusted from seasonal variations, the monthly change increased by 0.3% (+2.5% year-on-year).
The rose of CPI of December resulted from the seasonal increase of services and fresh products prices. Prices of manufactured products increased a bit with the end of some special offers. Energy Prices went down slightly.
In December 2011, prices of services were growing (+0.5%; +1.8% year-on-year), due to the growth of prices of tourism services with year holidays and the minimum wage increase which took effect the 1st of December.
Prices of manufactured products increased by 0.5% in December 2011 (+1.0% year-on-year).
Prices of food products went up slightly in December 2011 (+0.3%; +3.3% year-on-year), after an increase by 0.3% in November. Prices of fresh products went up by 0.9% in December 2011 (—1.7% year-on-year), as usual at this time of the year. Prices of food products except fresh products were growing moderately (+0.2%; +4.1% year-on-year).
Consumer price index (IPC) and Core inflation (ISJ) – year-on-year changes
Source : Insee - indices des prix à la consommation
In December 2011, prices of energy decreased by 0.1% (+9.3% year-on-year).
Core-inflation (ISJ) increased by 0.3% in December 2011 (+1.8% year-on-year).
The harmonised consumer price index (HCPI) went up by 0.4% (+2.7% year-on-year).
n° 14 - January 12, 2012
Consumer price index - December 2011
Next issue June 12, 2013 08:45 - May 2013
Since July 2009, display of the Informations Rapides has changed.