In April 2017, consumer prices increased by 1.2% year on yearConsumer price index - provisional results - April 2017

Over a year, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) should barely accelerate in April 2017 (+1.2% after +1.1% in March) according to the provisional estimate made at the end of the month. This slight increase in year-on-year inflation should come from a smaller drop in manufactured product prices, partly offset by a slight deceleration in the prices of energy, food and services.

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No 115
Paru le : 28/04/2017
Prochaine parution le : 05/01/2018 at 08:45 - December 2017

Over a year, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) should barely accelerate in April 2017 (+1.2% after +1.1% in March) according to the provisional estimate made at the end of the month. This slight increase in year-on-year inflation should come from a smaller drop in manufactured product prices, partly offset by a slight deceleration in the prices of energy, food and services.

Over one month, consumer prices are set to come to a standstill (+0.1% after +0.6% in March). This sharp slowdown should be due to that of manufactured product prices, which is seasonal. The prices of petroleum products and food should continue to fall, but at a lesser rate than in the previous month. Services prices should accelerate a little, owing to transport services.

Year on year, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices should rise by 1.4%, as in the two previous months. Over one month, it should slow down sharply to +0.1% after +0.7% in March.

Warning: These provisional results are only preliminary data. Accordingly, they should not be used for contractual revaluations. The indices published here are based on a limited set of price observations and from estimates of some rates of change for fares which are not yet available. The complete results will be published on 16 May 2017.

Table – Consumer Price Indices

Year-on-year change %; 2015: 100
Consumer Price Indices
Weight 2017 April 2016 March 2017 April 2017 (p)
CPI - All items* 10000 −0.2 1.1 1.2
Food 1627 0.4 0.8 0.7
- Fresh food 235 1.5 4.6 3.4
- Other food products 1392 0.2 0.2 0.3
Tobacco 188 0.0 2.8 2.8
Energy 748 −6.8 9.9 9.3
Manufactured products 2617 −0.6 −1.0 −0.7
Services 4820 1.0 1.1 1.0
HICP** - All items 10000 −0.1 1.4 1.4
  • (p) provisional results
  • *: Consumer Price Indexes
  • **: Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices

Graph – Variations in the consumer price index

  • Geographical coverage: France excluding Mayotte
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indices