Variations in the price of foodstuffs

Dominique Guédès, division Prix à la consommation, Insee

The prices of foodstuffs have been increasing strongly in France since autumn 2007. The product prices which have increased the most are also those which vary most frequently month-on-month. However, despite the spectacular nature of some rises and some falls, variations remain. By comparison with periods of lower inflation, price increases are more frequent but rarely more brutal. These are the findings of the monthly tables of prices drawn up to calculate the consumer price index using five high-consumption products chosen as examples: baguettes, baby bibs, pasta, butter and milk.

Insee Première
No 1191
Paru le : 20/05/2008