In December 2014, prices of frequently purchased goods declined again slightly in hyper and supermarkets (-0.1%)Price Index in large and predominantly-food stores - December of 2014

In December 2014, prices of frequently purchased goods declined by 0.1% in hyper and supermarkets, as during the last two months.

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In December 2014, prices of frequently purchased goods declined by 0.1% in hyper and supermarkets, as during the last two months.

In large and predominantly food stores (plus neighborhood stores), prices of frequently purchased goods were also down 0.1% in December 2014 as in November and in October.

Excluding hyper and supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods stabilized in December 2014 after an increase by 0.3% in November.

Year-on-year, prices of frequently purchased goods were down 1.0% in hyper and supermarkets

Year-on-year, prices of frequently purchased goods in the hyper and supermarkets decreased by 1.0% in December 2014, as in November. In December 2013, they had declined by 0.2%, year-on-year.

In large and predominantly food stores plus neighborhood stores, the magnitude of falls in prices of frequently purchased goods was similar (-1.0% year-on-year as in November). In December 2013, they had diminished by 0.1% year-on-year.

Considering all sorts of stores, the decrease in the prices of frequently purchased goods was slightly less marked (-0.6% year-on-year in December, after -0.7% in November). In December 2013, they had risen by 0.2% year-on-year.

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
Dec. 2014 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Hyper-and-Supermarkets (A) 125.80 -0.1 -1.0
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 126.92 -0.1 -1.0
Other stores 135.83 0.0 0.2
All stores 128.84 -0.1 -0.6
  • 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
Dec. 2014 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 126.69 0.0 -0.6
- Meat 139.89 0.1 0.0
- Beverages 123.85 -0.1 -0.2
- Other food products 121.01 -0.1 -1.0
Cleaning and personal care products 122.14 -0.4 -2.7
Total : Hyper-and-Supermarkets 125.80 -0.1 -1.0
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Food prices held steady in hyper and supermarkets in December 2014

In December 2014, prices of food, excluding fresh foodstuffs, held steady in hyper and supermarkets, after two months of slight decline (-0.1% in November and October). Year-on-year, they went down by 0.6% (-0.7% in November). In December 2013, they had declined by 0.1% year-on-year.

In December 2014, meat prices rose slightly (+0.1%) in hyper and supermarkets after being broadly stable in November. Year-on-year, they levelled off (after -0.2% year-on-year in November 2014). In December 2013, they had risen by 1.4% year-on-year.

In hyper and supermarkets, beverage prices diminished in December 2014 (-0.1% after +0.1%). They were 0.2% lower than those of December 2013 (after -0.3%, year-on-year in November). In December 2013, they had grown by 0.6% year-on-year.

Excluding unprocessed foodstuffs, prices of other food products declined again (-0.1%) in hyper and supermarkets in December (after -0.2% during the previous month). Year-on-year, they fell by 1.0% after -1.1% in November 2014. The fall in prices was similar in December 2013 (-1.1% year-on-year).

Prices of cleaning and personal care products continued to decrease

In December 2014, prices of cleaning and personal care products were down 0.4% in hyper and supermarkets, after -0.2% in November. Year-on-year, they fell by 2.7% (-2.3% in November). In December 2013, they had declined by 0.6% year-on-year.

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