In November 2015, prices of frequently purchased goods remained stable in hyper and supermarketsPrice Index in large and predominantly-food stores - November 2015

In November 2015, prices of frequently purchased goods were stable in hyper and supermarkets for the second month in a row (after a decline by 0.1% in September).

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Paru le : 10/12/2015

In November 2015, prices of frequently purchased goods were stable in hyper and supermarkets for the second month in a row (after a decline by 0.1% in September).

In large a predominantly food stores, they increased slightly (+0.1%). Considering all the types of stores, they remained broadly unchanged.

Year-on-year, prices of frequently purchased goods decreased at a slowing pace

Year-on-year, prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets decreased at a more moderate pace than during previous months (–0.3% in November after –0.4% in October and –1.0% in November 2014).

In large and predominantly food stores, prices of frequently purchased goods followed the same trend: in November, they decreased also by 0.3% year-on-year.

However, excluding hyper and supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods rose slightly (+0.5% year-on-year after +0.8% in October). Overall, considering all stores, prices of frequently purchased goods were stable in November compared with the same month one year ago, as in October (after –0.7% in November 2014).

Graphique1English – Frequently purchased goods price indexes year-on-year change %

  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Graphique2English – Frequently purchased goods price indexes

  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Tableau1English – Prices of frequently purchased goods

1998: 100
Prices of frequently purchased goods
Index Changes (%) compared to
November 2015 Last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Hyper-and-Supermarkets (A) 125.56 0.0 -0.3
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 126.63 0.1 -0.3
Other stores 136.43 0.0 0.5
All stores 128.92 0.0 0.0
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Tableau2English – Prices of frequently purchased goods detailed by main items

1998:100
Prices of frequently purchased goods detailed by main items
Index Changes (%) compared to
November 2015 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 126.61 0.1 -0.1
- Meat 140.41 0.3 0.5
- Beverages 123.85 0.0 -0.1
- Other food products 120.63 0.0 -0.4
Clearing and personal care products 121.15 -0.1 -1.2
Total Hyper-and-Supermarkets 125.56 0.0 -0.3
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Food prices increased slightly in hyper and supermarkets

In November 2015, prices of food, excluding fresh foodstuffs, were up slightly in hyper and supermarkets (+0.1% after 0.0%). Year-on-year, they tended to stabilize: their decrease was reduced to –0.1% in November after –0.3% in October. In November 2014, they had been down 0.7% year-on-year.

Meat prices sped up over the month (+0.3% after +0.1% in October) as year-on-year (+0.5% after +0.2% in October).

Beverage prices remained stable in November and diminished slightly year-on-year (–0.1%).

Prices of other food products were stable compared with the previous month (excluding fresh foodstuffs). Year-on-year, the rate of decrease eased (–0.4% in November, regularly up from August). In November 2014, they had been down 1.1% year-on-year.

Prices of cleaning and personal dropped slightly again in hyper and supermarkets

In November 2015, prices of cleaning and personal care products declined by 0.1%, as during the last two months. Year-on-year, they decreased by 1.2%. In November 2014, they had been down 2.3% year-on-year.

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