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

In December 2016, the prices of frequently purchased goods were stable anew in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores, after an increase of 0.2% in November.

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Paru le : 12/01/2017
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In December 2016, the prices of frequently purchased goods were stable anew in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores, after an increase of 0.2% in November.

Excluding hyper and supermarkets, the prices of frequently purchased goods accelerated slightly (+0.2% after +0.1% in the previous month).

Considering all the kinds of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods rose a little (+0.1% as in November 2016).

Prices remained lower than a year ago in hyper and supermarkets

Compared with the same month last year, the prices of frequently purchased goods sold in hyper and supermarkets decreased in December 2016, at the same pace than in the previous month (−0.5%). Prices in large and predominantly food stores also declined as in November (−0.4% year on year).

The prices of frequently purchased goods continued to accelerate in the other kinds of stores: +1.1% year on year after +0.9% in November. It has been the largest rise since January 2014.

Considering all stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods dropped by 0.2% year on year, as in the previous month.

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
December 2016 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Hyper and supermarkets (A) 99.55 0.0 −0.5
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 99.61 0.0 −0.4
Other stores 101.40 0.2 1.1
All stores 99.97 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
December 2016 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 99.66 0.0 −0.5
- Meat 100.53 0.0 −0.2
- Beverages 99.80 0.0 0.0
- Other food products 99.14 −0.1 −0.8
Clearing and personal care products 99.02 0.2 −0.6
Total Hyper and supermarkets 99.55 0.0 −0.5
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Stability in food prices in hyper and supermarkets

In December 2016, prices of food excluding fresh products sold in hyper and supermarkets were stable after a slight rebound in the previous month (+0.2%). Year on year, they fell by 0.5%, scarely less than in November (−0.4%).

The month-on-month stability resulted from that of meat prices and beverage prices. However, the prices of other food products edged down.

Meat prices were unchanged after a sharp rise in the previous month (+0.6%). Year on year, meat prices dropped afresh (−0.2% after +0.1% in November).

The prices of beverages sold in hyper and supermarkets were stable for the third consecutive month. Year on year, they have been also unchanged since October.

The prices of other food products (excluding fresh food) edged down after a slight rebound in the previous month (−0.1% after +0.1%). Year on year, they fell by 0.8%, as in November.

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

The prices of cleaning and personal care products sold in hyper and supermarkets rebounded a little in December 2016 (+0.2%), after a slight decrease in November (−0.1%). Year on year, the drop in these products was less pronounced than in the previous month (−0.6% after −0.8%). It has been the smallest decline since December 2013.

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