In September 2015, prices of frequently purchased goods decreased slightly in hyper and supermarkets (–0.1%)Price Index in large and predominantly-food stores - September 2015

In September 2015, prices of frequently purchased goods declined slightly in hyper and supermarkets, (–0.1%) after two consecutive months of small increase (+0.1% in July and August).

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Paru le : 14/10/2015

In September 2015, prices of frequently purchased goods declined slightly in hyper and supermarkets, (–0.1%) after two consecutive months of small increase (+0.1% in July and August).

In stores other than hyper and supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods were also down 0.1% after an increase by 0.2% in August.

Considering all the stores, prices of frequently purchased goods diminished by 0.1% in September after +0.2% during the previous month.

Year-on-year, price drop of frequently purchased goods continued in hyper and supermarkets year-on-year

Year-on-year, prices of frequently purchased goods decreased by 0.6% in hyper and supermarkets in September, as in August. In September 2014, they had gone down by 0.8% year-on-year.

In large and predominantly food stores, prices of frequently purchased goods decreased also by 0.6% year-on-year in September (after –0.7% in July and August).

Considering all the stores, the decrease in prices of frequently purchased goods was more moderate year-on-year (–0.2% in September after –0.3% in August and July). Excluding hyper and supermarkets and large and predominantly food stores, prices of frequently purchased goods were higher than a year ago (+0.6% y-o-y in September), even more than during the two last months (+0.5% in August; + 0.4% in July).

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

Base 100 : 1998
Prices of frequently purchased goods
Index Changes (%) compared to
September 2015 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Hyper-and-Supermarkets (A) 125.47 –0.1 –0.6
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 126.51 –0.1 –0.6
Other stores 136.16 –0.1 0.6
All stores 128.78 –0.1 –0.2
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Tableau2English – Prices of frequently purchased goods detailed by main items

Base 100 : 1998
Prices of frequently purchased goods detailed by main items
Index Changes (%) compared to
September 2015 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Food and beverages(excluding fresh foodstuffs) 126.45 –0.1 –0.4
- Meat 139.80 –0.4 –0.1
- Beverages 123.95 –0.2 0.1
- Other food products 120.58 0.1 –0.7
Clearing and personal care products 121.41 –0.1 –1.4
Total Hyper-and-Supermarkets 125.47 –0.1 –0.6
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Slight decline in food prices in hyper and supermarkets

In September 2015, prices of food excluding fresh foodstuffs were down slightly (–0.1%) in hyper and supermarkets. Year-on-year, they decreased by 0.4% in September after –0.5% in July and August 2015.

This decline in food prices in hyper and supermarkets came mainly from meat and beverages. Prices of meat decreased by 0.4% in September in hyper and supermarkets (after +0.3% in August) and by 0.1% year-on-year (+0.1% in August). Beverage prices dipped by 0.2% in September but rose moderatly year-on-year (+0.1%).

Conversely, prices of other food products (excluding fresh foodstuffs) increased slightly in September in hyper and supermarkets after three months of stability in a row. Their decrease year-on-year lessened (–0.7% after –1.0% in August 2015; –1.0% in September 2014).

Moderate downturn in prices of cleaning and personal care products

In September 2015, prices of cleaning and personal care products diminished again slightly in hyper and supermarkets (–0.1%) after an increase roughly at the same pace in August. Year-on-year, they still decreased significantly (–1.4% in September after –1.5% in August) but less than one year ago (–1.9% year-on-year in September 2014).

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