In October 2016, the prices of frequently purchased goods are stable in hyper and supermarketsPrice Index in large and predominantly-food stores - October 2016

In October 2016, the prices of frequently purchased goods were stable in hyper and supermarkets, after a downturn of 0.3% in September. In large and predominantly food stores, prices were unchanged too.

Excluding hyper and supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods rose slightly (+0.1%), after a stability in the previous month.

Considering all the kinds of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods were stable after edging down by 0.2% in September.

Informations rapides
No 295
Paru le : 15/11/2016

Erratum of 13 December 2016: this Informations Rapides replaces and supersedes the issue published on 15 November 2016 at 12 am, as the word qualifying the fall has been corrected in the second sentence of the first paragraph in page 2.

In October 2016, the prices of frequently purchased goods were stable in hyper and supermarkets, after a downturn of 0.3% in September. In large and predominantly food stores, prices were unchanged too.

Excluding hyper and supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods rose slightly (+0.1%), after a stability in the previous month.

Considering all the kinds of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods were stable after edging down by 0.2% in September.

Year-on-year, prices decreased again 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 October 2016 (−0.6%, after −0.5% in September). It has been the strongest fall since September 2015. Prices also declined in large and predominantly food stores (−0.5%, as in the previous month).

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

Considering all stores, the fall in prices of frequently purchased goods was a little sharper (−0.3% year-on-year after −0.2%).

Graph1 – Frequently purchased goods price indexes year-on-year change %

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

Graph2 – Frequently purchased goods price indexes

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

Table1 – Prices of frequently purchased goods

2015: 100
Prices of frequently purchased goods
Index Changes (%) compared to
October 2016 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Hyper and supermarkets (A) 99.37 0.0 −0.6
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 99.44 0.0 −0.5
Other stores 101.08 0.1 0.8
All stores 99.80 0.0 −0.3
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indices

Table2 – Prices of frequently purchased goods detailed by main items

2015: 100
Prices of frequently purchased goods detailed by main items
Index Changes (%) compared to
October 2016 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 99.46 −0.1 −0.5
- Meat 99.87 −0.1 −0.2
- Beverages 99.80 0.0 0.0
- Other food products 99.10 −0.1 −0.9
Clearing and personal care products 98.94 0.1 −0.8
Total Hyper and supermarkets 99.37 0.0 −0.6
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indices

Further fall in food prices in hyper and supermarkets

In October 2016, prices of food excluding fresh products sold in hyper and supermarkets decreased again, but less than in the previous month (−0.1% after −0.3%). Year-on-year, prices declined by 0.5%, the largest fall since August 2015.

The slight month-on-month decrease resulted from a fall in prices in meat and in other food products and a stability in beverage prices.

After a sharp decline in the previous month (−0.6%), meat prices decreased by 0.1% in October. Year-on-year, meat prices fell back (−0.2%), after twelve months of increase.

The prices of beverages sold in hyper and supermarkets were stable after a slight fall in September. Year-on-year, they were also unchanged after −0.1% in the previous two months.

The prices of other food products (excluding fresh food) edged down (−0.1%), but less than in September (−0.3%). However, year-on-year, they fell a little more (−0.9%, after −0.8%).

Slight rise in prices of cleaning and personal care products in hyper and supermarkets

In October, the prices of cleaning and personal care products sold in hyper and supermarkets edged up anew (+0.1%), after a downturn in September (−0.2%). Year-on-year, the fall was still pronounced (−0.8% after −1.0% in the previous two months), but it was less significant than in the previous year (−1.2% year-on-year in October 2015).

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