The consumer price index increased by 0.3% in April 2010Consumer price index - final results - April 2010

In April 2010, the consumer price index (CPI) increased by 0.3% (+1.7% year-on-year), after rising by 0.5% in March. The price index without tobacco increased also by 0.3% (+1.6% year-on-year). Adjusted from the seasonal variations, the monthly change was +0.1% (+1.7% year-on-year).

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Paru le : 12/05/2010
Prochaine parution le : 12/10/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

Monthly change: +0.3%; year–on–year: +1.7%

In April 2010, the consumer price index (CPI) increased by 0.3% (+1.7% year-on-year), after rising by 0.5% in March.

The price index without tobacco increased also by 0.3% (+1.6% year-on-year).

Adjusted from the seasonal variations, the monthly change was +0.1% (+1.7% year-on-year).

The rise of the CPI in April resulted mostly from a further important increase in the energy prices.

The seasonally gains in fresh products, clothing and footwear and in some of the services contribute also, but to a lesser extent, to the global price growth.

The prices of energy products continued to grow

In April, the prices of energy products continued to grow (+2.7%; +12.9% year-on-year): +2.3% on the prices of fuel (+17.9% year-on-year) and +3.9% on those of liquid-fuel (+32.0% year-on-year).

The price of mains gas went up also, due to tariff increase in April (+9.7%; +9.4% year-on-year).

The prices of food products went up

As in March, the prices of food products went up by 0.4% in April (+0.9% year-on-year). The prices of fresh products continued to grow (+2.7%; +3.7% in March 2010; +7.3% year-on-year).

This month, and for seasonal reasons, fresh fruits are the most contributing products to this growth (+4.6%; –1.1% year-on-year; +3.3% in April 2009).

Graphique1 – Consumer price index (IPC) and Core inflation (ISJ) – year-on-year changes

  • Source: INSEE - indice des prix à la consommation

Prices of services slightly progressed

Prices of services slightly progressed in April 2010 (+0.1%; +1.4% year-on-year): decreases and increases almost made up for another end.

Slightly decrease of the prices of manufactured products

In April, the prices of manufactured products were decreasing slightly (-0.1%; –0.2% year-on-year; stability in April 2009).

Core-inflation decreased

Core-inflation decreased in April 2010 (-0.1%; +1.5% year-on-year).

The harmonised consumer price index (HCPI) went up by 0.3% (+1.9% year-on-year).

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