In February 2014, prices of frequently purchased goods were stable in hyper and supermarketsPrice Index in large and predominantly-food stores - February 2014

In hyper and supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods stabilized in February 2014, after +0.1 % in January 2014. In large and predominantly food stores, prices of frequently purchased goods also stabilized in February 2014 (as in January 2014) while they increased slightly in the other kinds of stores (+0.1%).

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No 59
Paru le : 13/03/2014

In order to be in line with the presentations of the other consumer price indexes published by Insee, price indexes of the frequently purchased goods are now published with two digits after the decimal point. Indexes to this level of precision are now available (from January 2005) in the macroeconomic Insee database (see framework ‘learn more’).

In hyper and supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods stabilized in February 2014, after +0;1 % in January 2014.

In large and predominantly food stores, prices of frequently purchased goods also stabilized in February 2014 (as in January 2014) while they increased slightly in the other kinds of stores (+0.1%).

Prices declined by 0.1% in the hyper and supermarkets between February 2013 and February 2014

In February 2014, prices of frequently purchased goods were 0.1% lower than those of February 2013 in the hyper and supermarkets (as in January 2014 compared with January 2013. In February 2013, they were up 0.6%, year–on–year.

In the year to February 2014, prices of frequently purchased goods in large and predominantly food stores also went down by 0.1% year-on-year while they rose by 0.2 % in average in all stores after +0.3% year-on-year in January 2014.

Graphique1English – Frequently purchased goods price indexes - annual increase %

  • 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 February 2014 Variations(%) over
one month last 12 months
Hyper-and-Supermarkets (A) 127.02 0.0 -0.1
Large and predominantlyfood stores (A + neighborhood stores) 128.18 0.0 -0.1
Other stores 135.69 0.1 1.0
All stores 129.66 0.0 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 February 2014 Variations (%) over
one month last 12 months
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 127.53 0.0 0.0
- Meat 140.23 0.1 1.4
- Beverages 124.51 -0.1 0.1
- Other food products 122.15 -0.1 -0.7
Clearing and personal care products 125.11 -0.1 -0.8
Total : Hyper-and-Supermarkets 127.02 0.0 -0.1
  • Source : Insee - Consumer Price Indexes

Excluding fresh foodstuffs, food prices stabilized in hyper and supermarkets in February 2014

Excluding fresh foodstuffs, prices of food and beverage prices stabilized in the hyper and supermarkets in February 2014 after a slight increase by 0.1% in January 2014. They remained steady in February 2014 compared with the same month one year ago while they were almost stable (+0.1%) in the year to January 2014. The food and beverage prices (excluding fresh foodstuffs) grew by 0.8%, year–on–year in hyper and supermarkets in February 2013.

In February 2014, meat prices went up slightly in the hyper and supermarkets (+0.1% as in January 2014). Tthey slowed down, their annual rate of change stood at +1.4% in February 2014 after +1.6% in January 2014. In February 2013, they increased by 2.6% compared with February 2012.

In hyper and supermarkets, beverage prices declined by 0.1% in February 2014 after an increase by 0.4%;in January 2014. Prices of alcoholic beverages went up while those of non-alcoholic beverages fell. In the year to February 2014, beverage prices remained almost stable in hyper and supermarkets (+0,1%) in February 2014. They were up 0.3%, year-on-year, in January 2014 and by +1.5% in February 2013.

Excluding fresh foodstuffs, prices of the other food products declined by 0.1% in hyper and supermarkets in February 2014 after they stabilized in January 2014. They dropped by 0.7% In the year to February 2014, after —0.8% year-on-year in January 2014 and —0.5% in February 2013.

The prices of cleaning and personal care products decreased again in February 2014 in hyper and supermarkets

The prices of cleaning and personal care products decreased by 0.1% in the hyper and supermarkets in February 2014 after —0.2% in January 2014. Year-on-year, they fell by 0.8% in February 2014 as in January 2014. They were stable in the year to February 2013.

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