In September 2016, consumer prices increased by 0.4% year-on-yearConsumer price index - provisional results - September 2016

Year-on-year, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) should grow by 0.4% in September 2016, after +0.2% in the previous month. This rise in inflation is expected to be the result of the acceleration of service prices and the slighter drop of energy prices. Conversely, the slowdown in food prices and the decline in manufactured product prices, a little stronger than in August 2016, are likely to limit the surge in inflation.

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Paru le : 30/09/2016
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Year-on-year, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) should grow by 0.4% in September 2016, after +0.2% in the previous month. This rise in inflation is expected to be the result of the acceleration of service prices and the slighter drop of energy prices. Conversely, the slowdown in food prices and the decline in manufactured product prices, a little stronger than in August 2016, are likely to limit the surge in inflation.

Over one month, consumer prices are set to decrease by 0.2% in September 2016. The downturn should be less sharp than in September 2015 (−0.4%). This smaller fall should come from the retreat, less pronounced than in the previous year, in the prices of some tourism-related services after the summer school holiday period. A rebound in petroleum product prices, after two months of decline, should also mitigate the overall decrease. By contrast, manufactured product prices are likely to rise at a slightly slower pace than in September 2015. Furthermore, food prices should diminish.

Year-on-year, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices should accelerate slightly: +0.5% in September 2016, after +0.4% in the previous month. It is set to edge down by 0.2% over the month.

Warning: These provisional results are only preliminary data. Accordingly, they should not be used for contractual revaluations. The indices 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 12 October 2016.

tableauFE_English – Consumer price index

Year-on-year change %; 2015: 100
Consumer price index
Weight 2016 Sept. 2015 Aug. 2016 Sept. 2016 (p)
CPI - All items* 10000 0.0 0.2 0.4
Food 1615 0.9 1.5 0.4
- Fresh food 217 7.4 10.8 3.3
- Other food products 1398 0.0 0.1 −0.1
Tobacco 195 0.3 0.1 0.1
Energy 773 −5.9 −3.0 −1.2
Manufactured products 2651 −0.9 −0.5 −0.6
Services 4766 1.3 0.7 1.3
HICP** - All items 10000 0.1 0.4 0.5
  • (p) provisional results

GraphiqueFE_English – Variations of the consumer price index

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