In August 2015, prices of frequently purchased goods increased slightly again in hyper and supermarkets (+0.1%)Price Index in large and predominantly-food stores - August 2015

In August 2015, prices of frequently purchased goods grew by 0.1% in hyper and supermarkets, as in July.

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In August 2015, prices of frequently purchased goods grew by 0.1% in hyper and supermarkets, as in July.

In stores other than hyper and supermarkets, the increase in prices of frequently purchased goods was slightly higher (+0.2%), after a stability in July.

Considering all stores, prices of frequently purchased goods were up 0.2% in August after four months of stability.

Year-on-year, the price fall of frequently purchased goods eased in hyper and supermarkets

Year-on-year, prices of frequently purchased goods decreased by 0.6% in hyper and supermarkets in August, sligthly less than during the previous months (-0.7% in July and -0.9% in May and June). In August 2014, they had gone down by 0.8% year-on-year.

In large and predominantly food stores, prices of frequently purchased goods decreased on the same pace year-on-year in August as in July (-0.7%; -0.8% in August 2014).

Considering all stores, the decrease in prices of frequently purchased goods was more moderate year-on-year (–0.3% in August, as in July).

In fact, excluding hyper and supermarkets and large and predominantly food stores, prices of frequently purchased goods rose by 0.5% year-on-year in August, after + 0.4% in July.

Graphique1English – Frequently purchased goods price indexes year-on-year change

  • 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 Changes (%) compared to
August 2015 Last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Hyper-and-Supermarkets (A) 125.63 0.1 -0.6
Large and predominantlyfood stores (A + neighbourhood stores) 126.67 0.1 -0.7
Other stores 136.24 0.2 0.5
All stores 128.87 0.2 -0.3
  • 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 Changes (%) compared to
August 2015 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 126.60 0.1 -0.5
- Meat 140.42 0.3 0.1
- Beverages 124.19 0.0 0.2
- Other food products 120.48 0.0 -1.0
Clearing and personal care products 121.59 0.1 -1.5
Total Hyper-and-Supermarkets 125.63 0.1 -0.6
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Slight increase in food in hyper and supermarkets

In August 2015, prices of food excluding fresh foodstuffs were up slightly (+0.1%) in hyper and supermarkets in the wake of meat price upturn. Year-on-year, they decreased by 0.5%, as in July. In August 2014, they had declined by 0.6% year-on-year.

Prices of meat sold in hyper and supermarkets increased again (+0.3%, after +0.2% in July). Year-on-year, their rise was very modest (+0.1% after a stability in July 2015 and in August 2014).

Conversely, beverage prices were stable in August 2015 in hyper and supermarkets after a rise by 0.1% in July. Year-on-year, they increased slightly (+0.2% after +0.3% in July). In August 2014, they were down 0.5% year-on-year.

Similarly, prices of other food products (excluding fresh foodstuffs) were stable in August in hyper and supermarkets for the third month in a row. Year-on-year, they decreased by 1.0% (-1.1% in July). In August 2014, they had declined by 0.9% year-on-year.

Slight increase in prices of cleaning and personal care products in August

In August 2015, prices of cleaning and personal care products increased slightly in hyper and supermarkets (+0.1% after a stability in July). Year-on-year, they declined by 1.5% in August, as in July (-1.9% in August 2014).

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