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

In Hyper and Supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods increased by 0.1% in March after a decline by 0.1% in February.

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Paru le : 11/04/2013

In Hyper and Supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods increased by 0.1% in March after a decline by 0.1% in February.

Year-on-year, prices rose by 0.6% in hyper and supermarkets

In March 2013, prices of frequently purchased goods were 0.6% higher than those of the year before in hyper and supermarkets (+0.5% in February 2013). They rose by 3.3% year-on-year in March 2012.

Prices were stable in hypermarkets, they increased slightly in supermarkets (+0.1%)

In hypermarkets, frequently purchased good prices stabilized in March 2013, like in February 2013.

Over a year, frequently purchased good prices rose by 0.6% in hypermarkets (+0.5% in February). They increased by 3.0%, year on year, in March 2012.

In supermarkets, frequently purchased good prices went up by 0.1% in March 2013, after a decrease by 0.2% in February 2013.

Over a year, frequently purchased good prices rose by 0.8% in supermarkets in March 2013 (+0.6% in February 2013). They increased by 3.6%, year on year, in March 2012.

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

  • Source : INSEE – Consumer Price Indeces

Graphique2 – Frequently purchased goods price indexes

  • Source : INSEE – Consumer Price Indeces

Tableau1 – Prices of frequently purchased goods

Base 100 : 1998
Prices of frequently purchased goods
Variations (%) over
Index March 2013 one month one month
Hyper-and-Supermarkets (A) 126.2 0.1 0.6
- Hypermarkets 125.6 0.0 0.6
- Supermarkets 127.6 0.1 0.8
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 127.7 0.0 0.7
Other (mini-markets, maxi discount, department stores…) 136.3 0.3 2.7
Total 129.5 0.1 1.0
  • 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 March 2013 one month one month
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 126.5 0.1 0.8
- Meat 137.0 0.3 2.9
- Beverages 124.1 0.1 1.3
- Other food products 121.8 –0.1 –0.6
Clearing and personal care products 125.0 –0.2 –0.2
Total : Hyper-and-Supermarkets 126.2 0.1 0.6
  • Source : INSEE – Consumer Price Indeces

In the other retail stores, prices of frequently purchased goods were up 0.3% in March

In the other retail stores, prices of frequently purchased goods went up by 0.3% in March 2013 down from 0.5% in February 2013. Over a year, they rose by 2.7% in March 2013 (unchanged from fromer month). They rose by 5.4% in the year to March 2012.

Excluding fresh foodstuffs, food and beverage prices grew slightly in March

In March 2013, excluding fresh products, food and beverage prices increased by 0.1% in the hyper and supermarkets ; they declined by 0.1% in February 2013. Year-on-year, they rose by 0.8% in March 2013 (up from +0.6% in February 2013). They grew by 3.5%, year on year, in March 2012.

In March 2013, meat prices increased by 0.3% in hyper and supermarkets (up from +0.2 % in February 2013). Year-on-year, meat prices increased by 2.9% in hyper and supermarkets in March 2013 (up from +2.5% in February). In March 2012, they increased by 3.7%, year on year.

In hyper and supermarkets, beverage prices rose by 0.1% in March 2013 (down from +0.2% in February) in connection with lasting effects of the excise duty increases on alcohol from January 2013. Year-on-year, beverage prices rose by 1.3% in hyper and supermarkets in March 2013 (after +1.6% in February and +1.7% in January).

In March 2013, prices of the other food products (excluding fresh foodstuffs) decreased by 0.1% (after –0.3% in February) and by 0.6% year-on-year (–0.7% in February) compared with a rise by 3.0% a year ago.

New decline in prices of the cleaning and personal care products in March 2013

In March 2013, prices of the cleaning and personal care products decreased by 0.2%, more than in February (–0.1%). Year-on-year, prices of these products declined also by 0.2% in March ; they were steady in February 2013. They grew by 2.0% in the year to March 2012.

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