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

Year-on-year, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) should grow by 0.4% in October 2016, as in the previous month, according to the provisional estimate made at the end of the month. This stability in inflation is expected to be the result of a rebound in energy prices, mitigated by a downturn in food prices and a slowdown in services prices. Moreover, manufactured product prices should continue to decline year-on-year, at the same pace than in the previous month.

Over one month, consumer prices should be unchanged in October 2016 after a dowturn by 0.2% in September. In October 2015, the prices had increased by 0.1% over one month. Energy prices are set to speed up. Conversely, manufactured product prices should decelerate strongly because of clothing and footwear prices. Furthermore, food prices and services prices should diminish again, but less than in the previous month.

Year-on-year, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices should increase by 0.5% in October 2016, as in the previous month. Over the month, it is set to be stable after a fall by 0.2% in September.

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Paru le : 28/10/2016
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

Year-on-year, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) should grow by 0.4% in October 2016, as in the previous month, according to the provisional estimate made at the end of the month. This stability in inflation is expected to be the result of a rebound in energy prices, mitigated by a downturn in food prices and a slowdown in services prices. Moreover, manufactured product prices should continue to decline year-on-year, at the same pace than in the previous month.

Over one month, consumer prices should be unchanged in October 2016 after a dowturn by 0.2% in September. In October 2015, the prices had increased by 0.1% over one month. Energy prices are set to speed up. Conversely, manufactured product prices should decelerate strongly because of clothing and footwear prices. Furthermore, food prices and services prices should diminish again, but less than in the previous month.

Year-on-year, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices should increase by 0.5% in October 2016, as in the previous month. Over the month, it is set to be stable after a fall by 0.2% in September.

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 15 November 2016.

Table – Consumer price index

Year-on-year change %; 2015: 100
Consumer price index
Weight 2016 Oct. 2015 Sept. 2016 Oct. 2016 (p)
CPI - All items* 10000 0.1 0.4 0.4
Food 1615 1.0 0.5 −0.1
- Fresh food 217 7.1 3.5 −0.1
- Other food products 1398 0.1 0.0 −0.1
Tobacco 195 0.3 0.1 0.1
Energy 773 −6.1 −1.1 0.8
Manufactured products 2651 −0.7 −0.6 −0.6
Services 4766 1.2 1.2 1.0
HICP** - All items 10000 0.2 0.5 0.5
  • (p) provisional results

Graph – 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