In April 2016, prices of frequently purchased goods decreased slightly again in hyper and supermarketsPrice Index in large and predominantly-food stores - April 2016

In April 2016, prices of frequently purchased goods decreased slightly once again in hyper and supermarkets for the fourth month in a row (-0.1% as March and February), whereas they were unchanged in large and predominantly food stores.

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Paru le : 12/05/2016

In April 2016, prices of frequently purchased goods decreased slightly once again in hyper and supermarkets for the fourth month in a row (−0.1% as March and February), whereas they were unchanged in large and predominantly food stores.

By contrast, excluding hyper and supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods continued to edge up (+0.2% after +0.1% in March).

Considering all the kinds of stores, prices of frequently purchased goods were stable over one month.

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

Year-on-year, prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets dropped by 0.4% in April after −0.3% in March. In large and predominantly food stores, they fell by 0.3% year-on-year, as in the previous month.

In the other kinds of stores, prices of frequently purchased goods accelerated again: +0.9% year-on-year in April after +0.7% in March and +0.6% in February.

Considering all stores, prices of frequently purchased goods were overall flat year-on-year in April 2016, as in the three previous months.

Graphique1English – Frequently purchased goods price indexes year-on-year change %

  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Graphique2English – Frequently purchased goods price indexes

  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Tableau1English – Prices of frequently purchased goods

2015: 100
Prices of frequently purchased goods
Index Changes (%) compared to
April 2016 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Hyper and supermarkets (A) 99.62 −0.1 −0.4
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 99.68 0.0 −0.3
Other stores 100.64 0.2 0.9
All stores 99.92 0.0 0.0
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Tableau2English – Prices of frequently purchased goods detailed by main items

2015: 100
Prices of frequently purchased goods detailed by main items
Index Changes (%) compared to
April 2016 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 99.75 −0.1 −0.2
- Meat 100.22 0.0 0.6
- Beverages 99.62 −0.1 −0.5
- Other food products 99.54 −0.1 −0.4
Clearing and personal care products 99.03 −0.1 −1.3
Total Hyper and supermarkets 99.62 −0.1 −0.4
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Slight decline in food prices in hyper and supermarkets since the beginning of the year

In April 2016, prices of food excluding fresh foodstuffs sold in hyper and supermarkets slipped by 0.1% for the fourth month in a row. Year-on-year, they were down by 0.2%.

Prices of meat were overall steady since February. Year-on-year, they increased by 0.6%. In April 2015, they had diminished by 0.4% year-on-year.

Beverage prices fell slightly (−0.1%) over one month, as in the two previous months. Prices of beverages sold in supermarkets remained lower than 12 months ago (−0.5%).

Prices of other food products (excluding fresh food) edged down in April (−0.1%). Year-on-year, they slipped by 0.4% for the sixth month in a row. In April 2015, they had fallen by 1.5% year-on-year.

Further decline in prices of cleaning and personal care products in hyper and supermarkets

In April, prices of cleaning and personal care products sold in hyper and supermarkets dipped by 0.1% after a decline by 0.2% in March. Year-on-year, they decreased by 1.3%. In April 2015, their fall had been more pronounced year-on-year (−1.9%).

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