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

In hyper and supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods stabilised in March 2014, as in February 2014.

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Paru le : 10/04/2014

In hyper and supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods stabilised in March 2014, as in February 2014.

In large and predominantly food stores, prices of frequently purchased goods also stabilised in March 2014 (as in January and in February 2014) while they decreased slightly in the other kinds of stores (—0.1%) after a growth of 0.1% in February 2014.

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

In March 2014, prices of frequently purchased goods were 0.1% lower than those of March 2013 in the hyper and supermarkets (as in January and February 2014). They were up 0.7% in March 2013 compared with the same month one year ago.

In the year to March 2014, prices of frequently purchased goods in large and predominantly food stores also went downby 0.1% year-on-year (as in February 2014) while they rose by 0.1 % in average in all kinds of stores after +0.2%, year-on-year, in February 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 March 2014 Percentage change
Month rate Annual rate
Hyper-and-Supermarkets (A) 127.04 0.0 -0.1
Large and predominantlyfood stores (A + neighborhood stores) 128.13 0.0 -0.1
Other stores 135.53 -0.1 0.7
All stores 129.67 0.0 0.1
  • 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 March 2014 Percentage change
Month rate Annual rate
Food and beverages(excluding fresh foodstuffs) 127.62 0.1 0.1
- Meat 139.82 -0.3 0.8
- Beverages 124.67 0.1 0.1
- Other food products 122.43 0.2 -0.4
Clearing and personal care products 124.83 -0.2 –1.0
Total : Hyper-and-Supermarkets 127.04 0.0 -0.1
  • Source : Insee - Consumer Price Indexes

Excluding fresh foodstuffs, food prices increased slightly in hyper and supermarkets in March 2014

Excluding fresh foodstuffs, prices of food and beverage prices were up 0,1% in the hyper and supermarkets in March 2014; they stabilised in February 2014. Year-on-year, they also increased by 0.1% in March 2014 while they levelled off between February 2013 and February 2014. The food and beverage prices (excluding fresh foodstuffs) grew by 0.9%, year–on–year, in hyper and supermarkets in March 2013.

In March 2014, meat prices were down 0.3% in the hyper and supermarkets (after +0.1% in January and February 2014). Year-on-year, they slowdowned, their annual rate of change stood at +0.8% in March 2014 after +1.4% in February 2014 and +1.6% in January 2014. In March 2013, meat prices in the hyper and supermarkets were up 3.1% compared with March 2012.

In hyper and supermarkets, beverage prices increased slightly by 0.1% in March 2014 after a decline in February 2014 (—0,1%). In the year to March 2014, beverage prices remained almost stable in hyper and supermarkets (+0,1%, as in February 2014). Year-on-year, they were up 1.3% in March 2013.

Excluding fresh foodstuffs, prices of the other food products increased by 0.2% in hyper and supermarkets in March 2014 after —0.1% in February 2014. In the year to March 2014, they decreased by 0.4% after —0.7%, year-on-year, in February (—0,4% in March 2013, year-on-year).

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

Prices of cleaning and personal care products decreased by 0.2% in the hyper and supermarkets in March 2014 after —0.1% in February 2014. Year-on-year, they fell by 1.0% in March 2014 (after —0,8% in February 2014). They were stable in the year to March 2013.

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