In November 2016, the prices of frequently purchased goods increased by 0.2% in hyper and supermarketsPrice Index in large and predominantly-food stores - November 2016

In November 2016, the prices of frequently purchased goods rose by 0.2% in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores, after a stability in October.

Excluding hyper and supermarkets, the prices of frequently purchased goods increased slightly (+0.1%), as in the previous month.

Considering all the kinds of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods went up by 0.1% after a stability in October.

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In November 2016, the prices of frequently purchased goods rose by 0.2% in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores, after a stability in October.

Excluding hyper and supermarkets, the prices of frequently purchased goods increased slightly (+0.1%), as in the previous month.

Considering all the kinds of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods went up by 0.1% after a stability in October.

Year-on-year, prices kept falling in hyper and supermarkets

Compared with the same month last year, the prices of frequently purchased goods sold in hyper and supermarkets dropped again in November 2016, but slightly less than in October (−0.5%, after −0.6%). Prices in large and predominantly food stores also continued to decline (−0.4% after −0.5% in the previous month).

The prices of frequently purchased goods accelerated slightly in the other kinds of stores (+0.9% year-on-year after +0.8% in the previous three months). Since December 2014, they have been higher than a year earlier.

Considering all stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods fell by 0.2% year-on-year, a little less than in October (−0.3%).

Graph1 – Prices of Frequently purchased goods year-on-year change %

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

Graph2 – Frequently purchased goods price indexes

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

Table1 – Prices of frequently purchased goods

2015: 100
Prices of frequently purchased goods
Index Changes (%) compared to
November 2016 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Hyper and supermarkets (A) 99.53 0.2 −0.5
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 99.59 0.2 −0.4
Other stores 101.22 0.1 0.9
All stores 99.92 0.1 −0.2
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

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
November 2016 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 99.68 0.2 −0.4
- Meat 100.48 0.6 0.1
- Beverages 99.84 0.0 0.0
- Other food products 99.20 0.1 −0.8
Clearing and personal care products 98.84 −0.1 −0.8
Total Hyper and supermarkets 99.53 0.2 −0.5
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Slight rebound in food prices in hyper and supermarkets

In November 2016, prices of food excluding fresh products sold in hyper and supermarkets rebounded slightly after a moderate fall in the two previous month (+0.2% after −0.3% in September and −0.1% in October). Since June 20104, prices have been lower than their level a year earlier. In November, they dropped by 0.4% year-on-year, just a little less than in the previous month (−0.5 %).

The upturn in November came from a clear rebound in meat prices and, to a lesser extent, in other food products prices. Beverage prices remained stable.

Meat prices increased sharply (+0.6% in November) after a drop in the two previous months, It has been the strongest increase since August 2013. Year on year, meat prices rose slightly after a ponctual fall in October (+0.1% after −0.2%).

The prices of beverages sold in hyper and supermarkets remained unchanged in November. Year on year, they were also stable for the second consecutive month.

The prices of other food products (excluding fresh food) increased slightly (+0.1%) after two months of decline. Year on year, they continued to decline, but a little less than in October (−0.8%, after −0.9%).

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

In November, the prices of cleaning and personal care products sold in hyper and supermarkets fell anew slightly (−0.1%), after a slight rebound in October (+0.1%). Year-on-year, they fell as much as in the previous month (−0.8% year-on-year).

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