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

In February 2017, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores remained stable for the third month in a row.

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Paru le : 15/03/2017

In February 2017, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores remained stable for the third month in a row.

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

Considering all the kinds of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods were unchanged, after a slight decrease in the previous month (−0.1%).

Year on year, prices in hyper and supermarkets decreased by 0.3%, as in January

Compared with the same month last year, the prices of frequently purchased goods sold in hyper and supermarkets decreased at the same pace than in the previous month (−0.3%). The decrease was the same in large and predominantly stores.

By contrast, the prices of frequently purchased goods increased by +1.1% year on year in the other kinds of stores for the third consecutive month.

Considering all stores, the decrease in the prices of frequently purchased goods edged down, as in the previous month (−0.1%).

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
February 2017 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Hyper and supermarkets (A) 99.53 0.0 −0.3
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 99.58 0.0 −0.3
Other stores 101.47 0.1 1.1
All stores 99.93 0.0 −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
February 2017 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 99.68 0.0 −0.2
- Meat 100.45 0.0 0.3
- Beverages 100.00 0.1 0.2
- Other food products 99.13 −0.1 −0.7
Clearing and personal care products 98.79 0.0 −0.5
Total Hyper and supermarkets 99.53 0.0 −0.3
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Third month of stability in food prices in hyper and supermarkets

In February 2017, the prices of food excluding fresh products sold in hyper and supermarkets remained stable. They have not changed since November 2016. Year on year, they dropped slightly, scarcely less than in January (−0.2% after −0.3%).

The month-on-month stability came from a slight rise in beverages prices offset by a downturn in other food prices. A stability in meat prices also contributed to this.

After a slight decrease in January (−0.1%), meat prices were stable anew in February 2017. Year on year, they accelerated a little: +0.3% after +0.2%. It has been their highest increase since May 2016.

The prices of beverages sold in hyper and supermarkets slowed slightly (+0.1% after +0.2% in January). Year on year, they rose a little more than in the previous month (+0.2% after +0.1%).

The prices of other food products (excluding fresh food) fluctuated feebly (–0.1% after +0.1%). Year on year, these prices fell by 0.7%, as in the previous month.

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

In February, the prices of cleaning and personal care products sold in hyper and supermarkets were unchanged after a downturn of 0.3% in January. Year on year, they fell by 0.5% as in the previous month.

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