In February 2013, prices of frequently purchased goods in Hyper and Supermarkets decreased by 0.1%Price Index in large and predominantly-food stores - February 2013

In Hyper and Supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods decreased by 0.1% in February after being steady in January.

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No 59
Paru le : 13/03/2013
Prochaine parution le : 14/12/2017 at 12:00 - November 2017

In Hyper and Supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods decreased by 0.1% in February after being steady in January.

Year-on-year, prices increased by 0.5% in hyper and supermarkets

In February 2013, prices of frequently purchased goods were 0.5% higher than those of the year before in hyper and supermarkets (+0.6% in january 2013). They rose by 4.0% over a year in February 2012.

Prices were stable in hypermarkets, they decreased slightly in supermarkets (–0.2%)

In hypermarkets, frequently purchased good prices stabilized in February 2013, after a decrease by 0.1% in January 2013.

Over a year, frequently purchased good prices rose by 0.5% in hypermarkets (like in January). They increased by 3.8%, year on year, in February 2012.

In supermarkets, frequently purchased good prices went down by 0.2% in February 2013, after an increase by 0.1% in January 2013.

Over a year, frequently purchased good prices rose by 0.6% in supermarkets in February (+0.9% in January 2013). They increased by 4.0%, year on year, in February 2012.

Graphique1 – Frequently purchased goods price indeces - annual changes (%)

Graphique2 – Frequently purchased goods price indeces

Tableau1 – Prices of frequently purchased goods

Base 100 : 1998
Prices of frequently purchased goods
Variations (%) over
Index February 2012 one month 12 last months
Hyper-and-Supermarkets (A) 126,1 –0,1 0,5
- Hypermarkets 125,6 0,0 0,5
- Supermarkets 127,5 –0,2 0,6
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 127,7 0,0 0,7
Other (mini-markets, maxi discount, department stores…) 135,9 0,5 2,7
Total 129,4 0,1 0,9
  • Source : INSEE – Consumer Price Indeces

Tableau2 – Prices of frequently purchased goods detailed by main items

Base 100 : 1998
Prices of frequently purchased goods detailed by main items
Variations (%) over
Index February 2012 one month Index February 2012
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 126,4 –0,1 0,6
- Meat 136,6 0,2 2,5
- Beverages 124,0 0,2 1,6
- Other food products 121,9 –0,3 –0,7
Clearing and personal care products 125,2 –0,1 0,0
Total : Hyper-and-Supermarkets 126,1 –0,1 0,5
  • Source : INSEE – Consumer Price Indexes, base 100 : 1998

Prices of frequently purchased goods increase in February in the other retail stores

In the other retail stores, prices of frequently purchased goods increased by 0.5% in February 2013 (after a rise by 0.1% in january 2013. Over a year, they went up by 2.7% in February 2013 (like in January). In February 2012, they increased by 5.4%, year on year.

Excluding fresh foodstuffs, food and beverage prices went down in hyper and supermarkets in February

Excluding fresh products, food and beverage prices declined by 0.1% in the hyper and supermarkets in February; they stabilized in January 2013. Over a year, they increased by 0.6% in February 2013 (+0.9% in January 2013). They grew by 4.2%, year on year, in February 2012.

In February 2013, meat prices increased by 0.2% in hyper and supermarkets (after a decline by 0.1% in January 2013). This price increase is common to all types of meat in February, except for veal meat for which the prices went donw slightly in February (–0.1%). Over a year, meat prices went up by 2.5% in hyper and supermarkets in February (after +2.6% in January). In February 2012, they increased by 4.5%, year on year.

In hyper and supermarkets, beverage prices rose in February 2013 by 0.2% (after +0.7% in Januray) in connection with lasting effect of the excise duty increases on alcohol from January 2013. Thus, alcoholic beverage prices rose by 0.6% in February after +1.3% in January while those of non-alcoholic beverages remained steady in February (after –0.2% in January). Over a year, beverage prices rose by 1.6% in hyper and supermarkets in February (after +1.7% in January).

In February 2013, prices of the other food products (excluding fresh foodstuffs) decreased by 0.3% over a month (after –0.2% in January) and by 0.7% over a year (–0,4% in January). Over a year, they were up by 3.9% in February 2012.

Decline in prices of the cleaning and personal care products in February

In February 2013, prices of the cleaning and personal care products decreased by 0.1%, like in Januray. Over a year, the prices of these products were steady in hyper and supermarkets in February; they increased by 2.3%, year on year, in February 2012.

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