In August 2014, prices of frequently purchased goods increased by 0.1% in hyper and supermarketsPrice Index in large and predominantly-food stores - August 2014

In August 2014, prices of frequently purchased goods were up 0.1% in hyper and supermarkets, after a decrease by 0.1% in July 2014.

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Paru le : 11/09/2014

In August 2014, prices of frequently purchased goods were up 0.1% in hyper and supermarkets, after a decrease by 0.1% in July 2014.

In large and predominantly food stores, prices of frequently purchased goods increased also by 0.1% in August 2014 after —0.1% in July 2014.

In August 2014, excluding hyper and supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods also went up by 0.1% in the other sort of stores.

Year-on-year, the decrease in prices of frequently purchased goods has intensified in August 2014

Prices of frequently purchased goods in the hyper and supermarkets fell by 0.8% in August 2014 after —0.6% in July 2014 and —0.5% in June 2014. In August 2013, they had grown by 0.4% year-on-year.

Prices of frequently purchased goods declined in a same extent in large and predominantly food stores in August 2014 (—0.8% after —0.7% in the year to July 2014).

Overall, considering all kinds of stores, the drop in prices of frequently purchased goods was less marked in August 2014 (—0.6% after —0.4% in July 2014).

Graphique1English – Frequently purchased goods price indexes - year-on-year 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 August 2014 Variations(%) over
one month last 12 months
Hyper-and-Supermarkets (A) 126.45 +0.1 -0.8
Large and predominantlyfood stores (A + neighborhood stores) 127.56 +0.1 -0.8
Other stores 135.54 +0.1 -0.1
All stores 129.22 +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 August 2014 Variations(%) over
one month last 12 months
Food and beverages(excluding fresh foodstuffs) 127.18 0.0 -0.6
- Meat 140.27 +0.2 0.0
- Beverages 123.93 +0.1 -0.5
- Other food products 121.72 -0.1 -0.9
Clearing and personal care products 123.50 +0.2 -1.9
Total : Hyper-and-Supermarkets 126.45 +0.1 -0.8
  • Source : Insee - Consumer Price Indexes

Food prices stabilized in August 2014 in hyper and supermarkets

Excluding unprocessed products, prices of food and beverages remained broadly steady in August 2014 in hyper and supermarkets after a slight decline in July 2014 (—0.1%). Year-on-year, they fell by 0.6% in August 2014 (after —0.4% in July 2014). In August 2013, they were up 0.6% year-on-year in hyper and supermarkets.

In August 2014, meat prices increased by 0.2% in hyper and supermarkets after a slight decrease in July 2014 (—0.1%). Year-on-year, they have stabilized in August 2014 after having sharply slowed down during the last months. In August 2013, they had grown by 3.1% year-on-year.

In hyper and supermarkets, beverage prices went up by 0.1% in August 2014 after a decline by 0.1% in July 2014. In the year to August 2014, they dropped by 0.5%, in July 2014. In August 2013, they had grown by 0.4% year-on-year.

Excluding unprocessed products, prices of food decreased by 0.1% in hyper and supermarkets in August 2014 after —0.2% in July 2014. In the year to August 2014, they decreased by 0.9% after —0.8% year-on-year in July 2014. In August 2013, they had dropped by 0.7%, year-on-year.

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

In August 2014, prices of cleaning and personal care products were up 0.2% in hyper and supermarkets after they decreased by 0.1% in July 2014. Year-on-year, they fell by 1.9% in August 2014 (after —1.7% in July 2014). In August 2013, they declined by 0.4% year-on-year.

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