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

In October 2015, prices of frequently purchased goods remained broadly unchanged in hyper and supermarkets month-on-month, after a decline by 0.1% in September.

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Paru le : 12/11/2015

In October 2015, prices of frequently purchased goods remained broadly unchanged in hyper and supermarkets month-on-month, after a decline by 0.1% in September.

Excluding hyper and supermarkets, they were up somewhat (+0.2% after –0.1% in September). As a result, considering all stores, prices of frequently purchased goods increased sligthly (+0.1% after –0.1% in September).

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

In October 2015, in hyper and supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods were less expensive than a year ago (–0.4%). This price fall eased after bottoming out in March 2015 (–1.2% year-on-year). In October 2014, these prices had decreased by 0.8% year-on-year.

In large and predominantly food stores, prices of frequently purchased goods decreased also by 0.4% year-on-year (after –0.6% in September).

Considering all stores, prices of frequently purchased goods were stable compared with the same month one year ago (after –0.2% year-on-year in September 2015 and –0.6% in October 2014). Indeed, excluding hyper and supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods sped up, rising by 0.8% year-on-year in October after +0.6% in September and +0.5% in August.

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

1998 : 100
Prices of frequently purchased goods
Index Changes (%) compared to
October 2015 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Hyper-and-Supermarkets (A) 125.50 0.0 –0.4
Large and predominantlyfood stores (A + neighbourhood stores) 126.56 0.0 –0.4
Other stores 136.38 0.2 0.8
All stores excluding hyper and supermarkets 128.89 0.1 0.0
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Tableau2English – Prices of frequently purchased goods detailed by main items

1998 : 100
Prices of frequently purchased goods detailed by main items
Index Changes (%) compared to
October 2015 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Food and beverages(excluding fresh foodstuffs) 126.49 0.0 –0.3
- Meat 139.98 0.1 0.2
- Beverages 123.83 –0.1 0.0
- Other food products 120.62 0.0 -0.6
Clearing and personal care products 121.31 –0.1 –1.2
Total Hyper-and-Supermarkets 125.50 0.0 -0.4
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Excluding fresh foodstuffs, food prices were stable in hyper and supermarkets

In October 2015, prices of food excluding fresh foodstuffs were broadly unchanged in hyper and supermarkets. Year-on-year, they decreased by 0.3% after –0.4% in September and –0.5% in July and August.

Prices of meat were slightly up (+0.1%; +0.2% year-on-year). On the other hand, beverage prices decreased again compared with the previous month (–0.1% after –0.2% in September); they remained unchanged year-on-year.

Prices of other food products (excluding fresh foodstuffs) were stable in hyper and supermarkets after a slight increase during the previous month (+0.1%). Year-on-year, their decrease lessened (–0.6% after –0.7% in September and –1.0% in August). In October 2014, they had been down 0.9% year-on-year.

Slighter decline in prices of cleaning and personal care products year-on-year

In October 2015, prices of cleaning and personal care products diminished slightly again in hyper and supermarkets (–0.1% as in September). Year-on-year, they were down –1.2% in October, at a lower pace than in the last few months (–1.4% in September and –1.5% in August). In October 2014, they had fallen by 2.0% year-on-year.

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