In April 2017, the prices of frequently purchased goods increased again by 0.1% in hyper and supermarketsPrice Index in large and predominantly-food stores - April 2017

In April 2017, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores increased slightly (+0.1%) as in the previous month.

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Paru le : 16/05/2017

In April 2017, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores increased slightly (+0.1%) as in the previous month.

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

Considering all the kinds of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods increased a little (+0.1%), as in March 2017.

Year on year, the prices in hyper and supermarkets rose a little, for the first time since September 2013

Compared with the same month last year, the prices of frequently purchased goods sold in hyper and supermarkets rebounded slightly: +0,1 % after −0.1% in March 2017. This little increase followed 42 consecutive months of drop. In the same way, prices recovered slightly in large and predominantly food stores (+0,1 % after −0.1%).

The prices of frequently purchased goods rose more sharply: they increased by 1.1% over a year, as in the four previous months.

Considering all stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods slightly speeded up year on year (+0.2% after +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
April 2017 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Hyper and supermarkets (A) 99.72 0.1 0.1
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 99.75 0.1 0.1
Other stores 101.78 0.2 1.1
All stores 100.08 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
April 2017 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 99.94 0.1 0.2
- Meat 100.53 −0.1 0.3
- Beverages 100.19 0.0 0.6
- Other food products 99.53 0.3 0.0
Clearing and personal care products 98.59 −0.2 −0.4
Total Hyper and supermarkets 99.72 0.1 0.1
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Further slight rise in food prices in hyper and supermarkets

In April 2017, the prices of food excluding fresh products sold in hyper and supermarkets hardly increased (+0.1%). Year on year, they rose slightly (+0.2%) after a stability in the previous month.

The small month-on-month rise resulted from an acceleration in food prices other than meat and beverages, partly offset by a little decline in meat prices whereas the price of beverages remained stable.

Meat prices edged down by 0.1% in April, following a slight rise in the previous month (+0.2%). Year on year, they slowed down a little (+0.3% in April after +0.4%).

The prices of beverages sold in hyper and supermarkets were stable, after a slight increase in March (+0.2%). Year on year, these prices rose slightly more than in the previous month (+0.6% after +0.5%).

The prices of other food products (excluding fresh food) slightly accelerated in April (+0.3% after +0.1%). Year on year, they were stable after a drop in the previous month (−0.4%).

Retreat in the prices of cleaning and personal care products in hyper and supermarkets

In April, the prices of cleaning and personal care products sold in hyper and supermarkets fell by 0.2%, whereas they were stable in the previous month. Year on year, they dropped by 0.4%, for the second consecutive month.

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