In May 2016, consumer prices decreased by 0.1% year-on-yearConsumer price index - provisional results - May 2016

In May 2016, according to the provisional estimate made at the end of the month, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is set to rise by 0.4% month-on-month, more than in May 2015 (+0.2%). This slight increase should result primarily from a price upturn in food; especially in fresh products; and a strengthening in petroleum products prices for the third month in a row. Prices of other goods and services are likely to be unchanged.

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No 143
Paru le : 31/05/2016
Prochaine parution le : 30/11/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

In May 2016, according to the provisional estimate made at the end of the month, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is set to rise by 0.4% month-on-month, more than in May 2015 (+0.2%). This slight increase should result primarily from a price upturn in food; especially in fresh products; and a strengthening in petroleum products prices for the third month in a row. Prices of other goods and services are likely to be unchanged.

Year-on-year, consumer prices should decline by 0.1% in May 2016. This decline should arise mainly from a sharp fall in energy prices and, to a lesser extent, to the decrease in prices of manufactured products. Less pronounced than in April (-0.2%), it includes a slight positive effect due to the new methodology regarding fresh foodstuffs.

In May 2016, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices is set to grow by 0.3% over the month. Year-on-year, it should be stable after a slight decrease during the three previous months (−0.1%).

Warning: These provisional results are only preliminary data. Accordingly, they should not be used for contractual revaluations. The indixes published here are based on a limited set of price observations and from estimates of some rates of change for fares which are not yet available. The complete results will be published on 15 June 2016.

tableauFE_English – Consumer price index

Year-on-year change %; 2015: 100
Consumer price index
Weight 2016 May 2015 April 2016 May 2016 (p)
CPI - All items* 10000 0.3 −0.2 −0.1
Food 1615 0.4 0.4 0.9
- Fresh food 217 6.4 1.5 5.9
- Other food products 1398 −0.5 0.2 0.1
Tobacco 195 0.3 0.0 0.0
Energy 773 −2.4 −6.8 −5.9
Manufactured products 2651 −0.7 −0.6 −0.6
Services 4766 1.3 1.0 0.9
HICP** - All items 10000 0.3 −0.1 0.0
  • (p) provisional results

GraphiqueFE_English – Variations of the consumer price index

  • *: Consumer Price Indexes
  • **: Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France excluding Mayotte
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Documentation

Methodology (pdf, 141 Ko)