In September 2016, the prices of frequently purchased goods decreased by 0,3% in hyper and supermarketsPrice Index in large and predominantly-food stores - September 2016

As every September, the prices of frequently purchased goods decreased in hyper and supermarkets. In September 2016, they dipped by 0.3% after a slight rise in August (+0.1%). The fall was similar in large and predominantly food stores (-0.3%).

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Paru le : 12/10/2016

As every September, the prices of frequently purchased goods decreased in hyper and supermarkets. In September 2016, they dipped by 0.3% after a slight rise in August (+0.1%). The fall was similar in large and predominantly food stores (−0.3%).

Excluding hyper and supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods were unchanged, after a monthly increase of 0.1% in the previous three months.

Considering all the kinds of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods fell back (−0.2%), after a slight increase in August (+0.1%), which followed four months of stability.

Year-on-year, prices remained on a downward trend in hyper and supermarkets

Compared with the same month last year, the prices of frequently purchased goods sold in hyper and supermarkets kept falling in September 2016 (−0.5%, after −0.4% in July and August). Prices also declined by 0.5% in large and predominantly food stores.

By contrast, the prices of frequently purchased goods continued to rise in the other kinds of stores (+0.8% year-on-year, as in August).

Considering all stores, the decline in prices of frequently purchased goods remained moderate, but was a little more pronounced (−0.2% year-on-year after −0,1% in the four previous months).

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

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

Graphique2English – Frequently purchased goods price indices

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

Tableau1English – Prices of frequently purchased goods

2015: 100
Prices of frequently purchased goods
Index Changes (%) compared to
Sept. 2016 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Hyper and supermarkets (A) 99.41 −0.3 −0.5
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 99.46 −0.3 −0.5
Other stores 100.95 0.0 0.8
All stores 99.83 −0.2 −0.2
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indices

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
Sept. 2016 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 99.53 −0.3 −0.4
- Meat 99.95 −0.6 0.0
- Beverages 99.83 −0.1 −0.1
- Other food products 99.17 −0.3 −0.8
Clearing and personal care products 98.84 −0.2 −1.0
Total Hyper and supermarkets 99.41 −0.3 −0.5
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indices

Sharp retreat in food prices in hyper and supermarkets

In September 2016, prices of food excluding fresh products sold in hyper and supermarkets fell sharply (−0.3%), after a slight rise in the previous month (0.1%). It was the largest decline since 2005, the index creation date. Year-on-year, prices declined by 0.4%, more than in August (−0.2%).

Every kind of products became cheaper than the previous month. In particular, meat prices retreated markedly (−0.6%), after two consecutive monthly increase. This decline was sharper than in September 2015 (−0.4%). Year-on-year, meat prices were stable.

The prices of beverages sold in hyper and supermarkets went down slightly (−0.1%) after a rise of the same magnitude in August. Year-on-year, they dipped by 0.1%, as in the previous month.

The prices of other food products (excluding fresh food) also faltered in September (−0.3% after +0,1% in August). Year-on-year, they fell more steeply than in the past two months (−0.8%, after −0.5% in July and August). They decreased more than in September 2015, where they had fallen by 0.7% over one year.

Fall in prices of cleaning and personal care products in hyper and supermarkets

In September, the prices of cleaning and personal care products sold in hyper and supermarkets edged down (−0.2%), after a slight rebound in August (+0.2%). Year-on-year, the fall was still pronounced (−1.0%, as in August 2016), but eased compared to the previous year (−1.4% year-on-year in September 2015).

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