In October 2013, prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets decreased by 0.2%Price Index in large and predominantly-food stores - October 2013

In hyper and supermarkets, the prices of frequently purchased goods decreased by 0.2% in October 2013, as in September 2013.

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Paru le : 14/11/2013

In hyper and supermarkets, the prices of frequently purchased goods decreased by 0.2% in October 2013, as in September 2013.

Year-on-year, prices declined by 0.1% in the hyper and supermarkets

In October 2013, the prices of frequently purchased goods were 0.1% lower than those of October 2012 in the hyper and supermarkets (after +0.2% in the year to September 2013). In October 2012, they were up 1.2%, year–on–year.

Prices decreased by 0.3% in the hypermarkets and by 0.1% in the supermarkets in October 2013

In hypermarkets, the prices of frequently purchased goods were down 0.3% in October 2013 after a decrease by 0.2% in September 2013.

In the year to October 2013, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hypermarkets went down by 0.4%; they were up 0.2% in September 2013, year–on–year. In October 2012, they increased by 1.0%, year–on–year.

In supermarkets, the prices of frequently purchased goods were down 0.1% in October 2013 after a fall of 0.3% in September 2013.

Between October 2012 and October 2013, the prices of frequently purchased goods in supermarkets rose by +0.2% (after +0.4% in September 2012 and +0.5% in August 2013, year–on–year). They increased by 1.4% between October 2011 and October 2012.

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

  • Source : INSEE – Consumer Price Indexes

Graphique2 – Frequently purchased goods price indexes

  • Source : INSEE – Consumer Price Indexes. base 100 : 1998

Tableau1 – Prices of frequently purchased goods

Base 100 : 1998
Prices of frequently purchased goods
Variations (%) over
Index October 2013 one month Index October 2013
Hyper-and-Supermarkets (A) 125.9 –0.2 –0.1
- Hypermarkets 124.9 –0.3 –0.4
- Supermarkets 127.7 –0.1 0.2
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 127.5 –0.2 0.0
Other 137.9 –0.1 2.5
Total 129.7 –0.1 0.5
  • Source : INSEE – Consumer Price Indexes

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 October 2013 one month Index October 2013
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 126.4 –0.2 0.1
- Meat 138.1 0.1 2.1
- Beverages 123.6 –0.2 0.2
- Other food products 121.3 –0.2 –1.1
Clearing and personal care products 124.0 –0.2 –1.0
Total : Hyper-and-Supermarkets 125.9 –0.2 –0.1
  • Source : INSEE – Consumer Price Indexes

Excluding fresh foodstuffs, the food prices decreased by 0.2% in the hyper and supermarkets in October

Excluding fresh foodstuffs, the food and beverage prices declined by 0.2% in the hyper and supermarkets in October 2013 as in September 2013. They slowed down and were almost stable in October 2013 (+0.1% year–on–year, after +0.5% in the year to September 2013). In October 2012, the food and beverage prices (excluding fresh foodstuffs) grew by 1.4% compared with the same month one year ago.

In October 2013, the meat prices were up slightly (+0.1%) in the hyper and supermarkets (after —0.4% in september 2013). They decelerated : their annual rate of change were down from +2.9% in September 2013 to +2.1% in October 2013. In October 2012, they increased by 2.6%, year–on–year.

In the hyper and supermarkets, beverage prices decreased by 0.2% in October 2013, as in September 2013, due to the pursuit in the downturn of non-alcoholic beverage prices. In the year to October 2013, beverage prices rose by 0.2% after +0.3% in September and August 2013. In October 2012, they rose by 2.5%, year–on–year.

In October 2013, the prices of the other food products (excluding fresh foodstuffs) decreased by 0.2% in hyper and supermarkets, as in September 2013. In the year to October 2013, they fell by 1.1%, down from —0.7% in September 2013. In October 2012, they rose by 0.3%, year–on–year.

The prices of cleaning and personal care products decreased again in October 2013 in the hyper and supermarkets

In October 2013, the prices of cleaning and personal care products went down by 0.2% in the hyper and supermarkets while they already decreased by 0.3% in September 2013. They went down by 1.0%, year–on–year (after —0.6% in September 2013). In October 2012, they declined by 0.4% compared with the same month one year ago.

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