In January 2017, the prices of frequently purchased goods remained stable in hyper and supermarketsPrice Index in large and predominantly-food stores - January 2017

In January 2017, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores were stable for the second month in a row.

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Paru le : 21/02/2017

In January 2017, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores were stable for the second month in a row.

Excluding hyper and supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods were also unchanged, after a slight acceleration in the previous month (+0.2%).

Considering all the kinds of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods were edged down by 0.1%, after a too slight rise in December 2016 (+0.1%).

Year on year, prices in hyper and supermarkets fell more moderately than in December

Compared with the same month last year, the prices of frequently purchased goods sold in hyper and supermarkets kept falling in January 2017, but more moderately (−0.3%, after −0.5% in November and December). In large and predominantly stores too, the decline is a little less pronounced in January (−0.3%, after −0.4% in the two previous months).

By contrast, the prices of frequently purchased goods rose further by +1.1% in the other kinds of stores.

Considering all stores, the decrease in prices of frequently purchased goods was a little lower (−0.1% year-on-year after −0.2%).

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 by main items

  • 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
January 2017 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Hyper and supermarkets (A) 99.54 0.0 −0.3
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 99.60 0.0 −0.3
Other stores 101.36 0.0 1.1
All stores 99.92 −0.1 −0.1
  • 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
January 2017 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 99.70 0.0 −0.3
- Meat 100.42 −0.1 0.2
- Beverages 99.95 0.2 0.1
- Other food products 99.21 0.1 −0.7
Clearing and personal care products 98.77 −0.3 −0.5
Total Hyper and supermarkets 99.54 0.0 −0.3
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Food prices were again unchanged in hyper and supermarkets

In January 2017, prices of food excluding fresh products sold in hyper and supermarkets were stable, as in the previous month. Year on year, they fell by 0.3%, scarely less than in December (−0.5%).

The month-on-month stability resulted from a slight decline in meat prices balanced by the increase in prices of beverage and other food products.

After a stability in the previous month, meat prices decreased a little in January 2017 (−0.1%). The drop was less pronounced than in January 2016 (−0.5%). Also, meat prices recovered comparated at their level a year earlier (+0.2%).

The prices of beverages sold in hyper and supermarkets grew +0.2% after having been unchanged in the last three months. Year on year, they rose a little after three months of stability.

The prices of other food products (excluding fresh food) went up slightly (+0.1%), after a decline in December (−0.1%). Year on year, the decrease softened slightly (−0.7%, after −0.8%).

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

In January, the prices of cleaning and personal care products sold in hyper and supermarkets fell back again (−0.3%), after a rebound in December (+0.2%). Year on year, the fall was less pronounced than in the previous month (−0.5% after −0.6% in December 2016). It has been the smallest decline since September 2013.

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