In April 2013, prices of frequently purchased goods in Hyper and Supermarkets were steadyPrice Index in large and predominantly-food stores - April 2013

In Hyper and Supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods were stable in April after a rise by 0.1% in March.

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Paru le : 15/05/2013

In Hyper and Supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods were stable in April after a rise by 0.1% in March.

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

In April 2013, prices of frequently purchased goods were 0.6% higher than those of the year before in hyper and supermarkets (like in March and after +0.5% in February 2013). They were up 2.8% year on year in April 2012.

Prices declined in hypermarkets (—0.1%), they increased slightly in supermarkets (+0.1%)

In hypermarkets, frequently purchased good prices went down by 0.1% in April 2013 although they were steady in March 2013.

Over a year, frequently purchased good prices rose by 0.6% in hypermarkets (like in March). They increased by 2.4%, year on year, in April 2012.

In supermarkets, frequently purchased good prices went up by 0.1% in April 2013 like in March 2013.

Year on year, frequently purchased good prices rose by 0.7% in supermarkets in April 2013 (+0.8% in March 2013). In April 2012, they increased by 3.3%, year on year.

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

Graphique2 – Frequently purchased goods price indexes

Tableau1 – Prices of frequently purchased goods

Base 100 : 1998
Prices of frequently purchased goods
Variations (%) over
Index April 2013 one month 12 last months
Hyper-and-Supermarkets (A) 126,2 0,0 0,6
- Hypermarkets 125,5 –0,1 0,6
- Supermarkets 127,7 0,1 0,7
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 127,7 0,0 0,7
Other (mini-markets, maxi discount, department stores…) 136,7 0,3 2,9
Total 129,6 0,1 1,0
  • Source : INSEE – Consumer Price Indexes

– Prices of frequently purchased goods detailed by main items

Base 100 : 1998
Prices of frequently purchased goods detailed by main items
Variations (%) over
Index April 2013 one month 12 last months
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 126,5 0,0 0,7
- Meat 137,0 0,0 3,0
- Beverages 124,1 0,0 1,2
- Other food products 121,8 0,0 –0,7
Clearing and personal care products 125,1 0,1 0,0
Total : Hyper-and-Supermarkets 126,2 0,0 0,6
  • Source : INSEE – Consumer Price Indexes

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

In the other retail stores, prices of frequently purchased goods went up by 0.3% in April, like in March 2013. Over a year, they rose by 2.9% in April 2013 after +2.7% in March. In April 2012, prices of frequently purchased goods rose by 5.0% in the other retail stores.

Excluding fresh foodstuffs, food and beverage prices were stable in April in the hyper and supermarkets

In April 2013, excluding fresh products, food and beverage prices were steady in the hyper and supermarkets. They were up 0.1% in March 2013. Year on year, they rose by 0.7% in April 2013 (after +0.8% in March 2013). In April 2012, they grew by 3.0%, year on year.

In April 2013, the meat prices stayed steady in the hyper and supermarkets (down from +0.3 % in March 2013). Year on year, they increased by 3.0%. In April 2012, the meat prices went up by 3.1% in the hyper and supermarkets.

In the hyper and supermarkets, the beverage prices remained stable in April 2013 (after a hike by 0.1% in March 2013). Year on year, beverage prices rose by 1.2% in April (after +1.3% in March 2013 and +1.6% in February), the effects of the excise duty increases on alcohol from January 2013 were fading. In April 2012, the beverage prices grew by 4.4% in the hyper and supermarkets.

In April 2013, prices of the other food products (excluding fresh foodstuffs) were stable after a decline in March (—0.1%) and in February (—0.3%). Year on year they dipped by 0.7% in April (after —0.6% in March). In April 2012, they rose by 2.4% a year ago.

Slight increase in prices of the cleaning and personal care products in April 2013

In April 2013, prices of the cleaning and personal care products increased by 0.1% after a decline by 0.2% in March. Year on year, they were stable in April 2013 (after —0.2% in March 2013). They grew by 2.0% in the year to April 2012.

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