In May 2016, prices of frequently purchased goods were unchanged in hyper and supermarketsPrice Index in large and predominantly-food stores - May 2016

In May 2016, prices of frequently purchased goods were stable both in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores.

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Paru le : 15/06/2016

In May 2016, prices of frequently purchased goods were stable both in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores.

By contrast, excluding hyper and supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods faltered for the first time since the beginning of the year (−0.1%).

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

Prices remained down in hyper and supermarkets

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

In the other kinds of stores, prices of frequently purchased goods slowed down slightly: +0.7% year on year in May after +0.9% in April.

Considering all stores, prices of frequently purchased goods decreased moderatly year-on-year (−0.1%), after a stability during the last four 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
May 2016 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Hyper and supermarkets (A) 99.65 0.0 −0.3
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 99.69 0.0 −0.3
Other stores 100.57 −0.1 0.7
All stores 99.90 0.0 −0.1
  • 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
May 2016 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 99.82 0.1 −0.1
- Meat 100.43 0.2 0.6
- Beverages 99.79 0.2 −0.3
- Other food products 99.51 0.0 −0.4
Clearing and personal care products 98.83 −0.2 −1.3
Total Hyper and supermarkets 99.65 0.0 −0.3
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Slight recovery in food prices in hyper and supermarkets in May

In May 2016, prices of food excluding fresh foodstuffs sold in hyper and supermarkets edged up by 0.1%, after four months of decline. Year-on-year, they were down by 0.1%.

Prices of meat strengthened in May (+0.2%). Year-on-year, they increased by 0.6% for the third month in a row. In May 2015, they had declined by 0.3% year-on-year.

Beverage prices rose by +0.2% over one month, whereas they had been fallen since February 2016. Year-on-year, prices of beverages sold in supermarkets remained lower than 12 months ago (−0.3%), albeit to a lesser extent than in April (−0.5%).

Prices of other food products (excluding fresh foodstuffs) were stable in May. Year-on-year, they slipped by 0.4% for the seventh month in a row. In May 2015, they had declined by 1.5% year-on-year.

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

In May, prices of cleaning and personal care products sold in hyper and supermarkets dipped again (−0.2% after −0.1% in April). Year-on-year, they decreased by 1.3%. In May 2015, their fall had been a little stronger year-on-year (−1.5%).

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