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

In December 2015, prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets were stable for the third month in a row.

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Paru le : 13/01/2016

In December 2015, prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets were stable for the third month in a row.

In the other types of stores, they also remained unchanged in December.

Year-on-year, the decline in prices of frequently purchased goods eased off again in hyper and supermarkets

Year-on-year, the drop in prices of frequently purchased goods sold in hyper and supermarkets has become less and less pronounced (–0.2% in December after –0.3% in the past month and –1.0% one year earlier).

In large and predominantly food stores, prices of frequently purchased goods followed the same trend, decreasing also by 0.2% year-on-year in December.

In the other types of stores, prices of frequently purchased goods were still on the rise year-on-year (+0.4% after +0.5% in November), even if they slowed down.

Overall, considering all stores, prices of frequently purchased goods grew very slightly year-on-year in December 2015 (+0.1%), for the first time since June 2014.

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
Dec. 2015 Last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Hyper-and-Supermarkets (A) 125.61 0.0 -0.2
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 126.67 0.0 -0.2
Other stores 136.39 0.0 0.4
All stores 128.93 0.0 0.1
  • 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
December 2015 Last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 126.65 0.0 0.0
- Meat 140.81 0.3 0.7
- Beverages 123.85 0.0 0.0
- Other food products 120.54 -0.1 -0.4
Clearing and personal care products 121.19 0.0 -0.8
Total Hyper-and-Supermarkets 125.61 0.0 -0.2
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Food prices were stable in hyper and supermarkets

In December 2015, prices of food, excluding fresh foodstuffs, were broadly stable in hyper and supermarkets after a slight increase in November (+0.1%). Year-on-year, they also remained unchanged. Their past decrease have progressively eased (–0.1% year-on-year in November, –0.3% in October and –0.6% in December 2014).

The prices of meat maintained momentum in December. They grew by 0.3% month-on-month, as in the previous month, and by 0.7 % year-on-year (after +0.5% in November).

The beverage prices were stable month-on-month, as in November, and remained unchanged year-on-year (after –0,1% in November).

The prices of other food products (excluding fresh foodstuffs) declined slightly in hyper and supermarkets after two consecutive months of stability. Year-on-year, they decreased by 0.4%, as in November.

Prices of cleaning and personal care products were also stable in December

In December 2015, prices of cleaning and personal care products were overall unchanged month-on-month (after a slight decrease by 0.1% in the three previous months). Year-on-year, they decreased by 0.8%, less sharply than during the past months (–1.2% in October and November 2015; –2.7% in December 2014).

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