In January 2014, prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets increased by 0.1%Price Index in large and predominantly-food stores - January 2014

Here are published a revised versions of the price indexes in large and predominantly food stores (see the downloadable document). Compared to the last publication (cf. Informations Rapides No.9 - 14 January 2014), the calculation methods have been revised and a new index is now published (index of prices of frequently purchased goods in all kind of stores). On this occasion, the price indexes of the large and predominantly food stores were recalculated in order to better account the differences between all kinds of stores. Thus, some slight differences can be observed compared to results previously published.

Here are published a revised versions of the price indexes in large and predominantly food stores (see the downloadable document). Compared to the last publication (cf. Informations Rapides No.9 - 14 January 2014), the calculation methods have been revised and a new index is now published (index of prices of frequently purchased goods in all kind of stores). On this occasion, the price indexes of the large and predominantly food stores were recalculated in order to better account the differences between all kinds of stores. Thus, some slight differences can be observed compared to results previously published.

In hyper and supermarkets, the prices of frequently purchased goods increased by 0.1% in January 2014 after a decline by 0.1% in December 2013.

In January 2014, the prices of frequently purchased goods were stable in large and predominantly food stores as in the other kinds of stores.

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

In January 2014, the prices of frequently purchased goods were 0.1% lower than those of January 2013 in the hyper and supermarkets (after —0,2% in December 2013). In January 2013, they were up 0.7%, year–on–year.

In the year to January 2013, the prices of frequently purchased goods in predominantly food stores also went down by 0.1% (as in the year to December 2013) While they rose by 0.3 % in average in all stores (+0.2% year-on-year in December 2013).

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 January 2014 Variations(%) over
one month last 12 months
Hyper-and-Supermarkets (A) 127.1 0 -0.1
Large and predominantlyfood stores (A + neighborhood stores) 128.2 0 0
Other stores 135.6 0 1.3
All stores 129.7 0 0.3
  • 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 January 2014 Variations (%) over
one month last 12 months
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 127.6 0.1 0.1
- Meat 140.0 0.1 1.6
- Beverages 124.6 0.4 0.3
- Other food products 122.3 0.0 –0.8
Clearing and personal care products 125.2 –0.2 –0.8
Total : Hyper-and-Supermarkets 127.1 0.1 –0.1
  • Source : Insee - Consumer Price Indexes

Excluding fresh foodstuffs, food prices went up 0.1% in the hyper and supermarkets in January 2014

Excluding fresh foodstuffs, prices of food and beverage prices increased by 0.1% in the hyper and supermarkets in January 2014 after a decline by 0.1% in December 2013. Compared with the same month one year ago. they went up 0.1% in January 2014 while they were stable in the year to December 2013. In January 2013, the food and beverage prices (excluding fresh foodstuffs) grew by 1.0%, year–on–year in hyper and supermarkets.

In january 2014, the meat prices went up slightly in the hyper and supermarkets (+0.1%) after a decline in December 2013 (—0.1%). Year on year, they sped up, their annual rate of change stood at +1.6% in January 2014 after +1.4% in December 2013. In January 2013, they increased by 2.7% compared with the same month one year ago.

In the hyper and supermarkets, beverage prices in-creased by 0.4% in January 2014 due to the increases in excise duties and VAT on alcoholic beverages from january 2014. In the year to January 2014, beverage prices rose by 0.3% (down from +0.4% in the year to December 2013).

Excluding fresh foodstuffs, the prices of the other food products were stable in hyper and supermarkets in January 2014 after a slight decrease by 0.1% in December 2013. They were down 0.8% in the year to January 2014 (after —1.1% in December 2013).

The prices of cleaning and personal care products decreased in January 2014 in the hyper and supermarkets

The prices of cleaning and personal care products decreased by 0.2% in the hyper and supermarkets while they stabilized in December 2013. In the year to january 2014, they fell by 0.8% in January 2014 after a fall of 0.6% in the year to December 2013. They declined by 0.1% in January 2013, year-on-year.

Documentation

Methodology (pdf, 148 Ko)