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

In April 2015, prices of frequently purchased goods remained broadly unchanged in all the kinds of stores.

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Paru le : 13/05/2015

In April 2015, prices of frequently purchased goods remained broadly unchanged in all the kinds of stores.

In hyper and supermarkets, this stability followed a slight decline in March (-0.1%).

Year-on-year, prices of frequently purchased goods fell by 1.2% in hyper and supermarkets

Year-on-year, prices of frequently purchased goods decreased by 1.2% in hyper and supermarkets in April 2015, as in March. In April 2014, they had declined by 0.1% year-on-year.

In large and predominantly food stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods were down at roughly the same pace (-1.1% after -1.2% in March). In April 2014, they had diminished by 0.2% year-on-year.

Considering all of the stores, prices of frequently purchased goods fell less than in hyper and supermarkets (-0.8% as in March) due to a slight increase in other kinds of stores (+0.2% year-on-year). In April 2014, they had remained unchanged 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
April 2015 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Hyper-and-Supermarkets (A) 125.50 0.0 -1.2
Large and predominantly food stores (A + Neighbourhoodstores) 126.59 0.0 -1.1
Other stores 135.73 0.0 0.2
All stores 128.64 0.0 -0.8
  • 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
April 2015 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 126.37 0.0 -1.0
- Meat 139.25 0.0 -0.4
- Beverages 124.18 0.1 -0.3
- Other food products 120.58 -0.1 -1.6
Clearing and personal care products 121.94 0.0 -2.0
Total Hyper-and-Supermarkets 125.50 0.0 -1.2
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Year-on-year, food prices continued to drop in hyper and supermarkets

In April 2015, prices of food excluding fresh foodstuffs were broadly unchanged in hyper and supermarkets (after a slight decrease by 0.1% in March). Year-on-year, the decline deepened during the last months (-1.0% in April after -0.9% in March and -0.8% in February). In April 2014, these prices had slightly risen year-on-year (+0.1%).

In particular, meat prices stabilized in hyper and supermarkets (after -0.1% in March). Year-on-year, they were down 0.4% (as in March). In April 2014, they had increased by 0.9% year-on-year.

Beverage prices rose slightly (+0.1% in April after -0.1% in March). Year-on-year, they decreased by 0.3% (after -0.5% in March). In April 2014, they had gone up somewhat year-on-year (+0.1%).

For the fifth consecutive month, prices of other food products (excluding unprocessed foodstuffs) went down by 0.1% in hyper and supermarkets. Year-on-year, they fell more markedly (-1.6% in April 2015 after -1.4% in March and -0.3% in April).

Prices of cleaning and personal care products were stable in April

In April 2015, prices of cleaning and personal care products were stable in hyper and supermarkets (after -0.1% in March). Year-on-year, they dropped by 2.0% (after -2.3% in March and -1.3% in April 2014).

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