In February 2015, prices of frequently purchased goods remained stable in hyper and supermarketsPrice Index in large and predominantly-food stores - February 2015

In February 2015, prices of frequently purchased goods were stable in all the kinds of stores. In hyper and supermarkets, this stability followed four months in a row of decrease by a monthly pace of -0.1%.

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Paru le : 12/03/2015

In February 2015, prices of frequently purchased goods were stable in all the kinds of stores. In hyper and supermarkets, this stability followed four months in a row of decrease by a monthly pace of -0.1%.

In large and predominantly food stores (plus neighborhood stores), prices of frequently purchased goods were also flat in February 2015 after several months of slight decline.

Similarly, excluding hyper and supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods remained steady in February 2015 after a decrease by 0.1% in January.

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

Year-on-year, prices of frequently purchased goods declined by 1.0% in hyper and supermarkets in February 2015. This pace has almost been unchanged since November 2015. In February 2014, they had declined by 0.1% year-on-year.

In large and predominantly food stores plus neighborhood stores, the magnitude of the fall in prices of frequently purchased goods was practically the same (-1.1% as in January). In February 2014, they had diminished by 0.1% year-on-year.

Prices of frequently purchased goods decreased slightly less considering all of the stores (-0.7% year-on-year, as in January). In February 2014, 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
February 2015 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Hyper-and-Supermarkets (A) 125.69 0.0 -1.0
Large and predominantlyfood stores (A + neighborhood stores) 126.79 0.0 -1.1
Other stores 135.77 0.0 0.1
All stores 128.74 0.0 -0.7
  • 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
Feb. 2015 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 126.57 0.0 -0.8
- Meat 139.50 0.2 -0.5
- Beverages 124.19 0.0 -0.3
- Other food products 120.83 -0.1 -1.1
Clearing and personal care products 122.06 0.0 -2.4
Total : Hyper-and-Supermarkets 125.69 0.0 -1.0
  • Source : INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Food prices were stable in hyper and supermarkets

Excluding fresh products, prices of food in hyper and supermarkets were broadly stable in February (after a decline by -0.1% in January). Year-on-year, they were down 0.8% (as in January). In February 2014, they were unchanged year-on-year.

In February 2015, meat prices increased by 0.2% in hyper and supermarkets, after a fall of 0.5% in January. Year-on-year, they were down 0.5% (after -0.6% in January). In February 2014, they had risen by 1.4% year-on-year.

In hyper and supermarkets, beverage prices were steady in February 2015 (after +0.3% in January). Year-on-year, they still decreased (-0.3% after -0.4% in January). In February 2014, they had risen a little year-on-year (+0.1%).

Excluding fresh foodstuffs, prices of other food products declined slightly again in hyper and supermarkets (-0.1% as during the last two months). Year-on-year, they fell by 1.1%, as in January. In February 2014, they were down 0.7% year-on-year.

Prices of cleaning and personal care products remained stable in February

In February 2015, prices of cleaning and personal care products held steady in hyper and supermarkets, as during the previous month. Year-on-year, they dropped by 2.4% (-2.5% in January 2015). In February 2014, they had decreased by 0.8% year-on-year.

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