In May 2017, consumer prices increased by 0.8% year on yearConsumer price index - provisional results - May 2017

Over a year, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) should slow down in May 2017 (+0,8% after +1.2% in April) according to the provisional estimate made at the end of the month. This drop in year-on-year inflation should come from a marked slowdown in energy prices and a moderate one in food and tobacco prices. Manufactured product prices are set to decrease again, at the same pace as in the previous month. Services prices should grow as much as in April.

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No 143
Paru le : 31/05/2017
Prochaine parution le : 30/11/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

Over a year, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) should slow down in May 2017 (+0,8% after +1.2% in April) according to the provisional estimate made at the end of the month. This drop in year-on-year inflation should come from a marked slowdown in energy prices and a moderate one in food and tobacco prices. Manufactured product prices are set to decrease again, at the same pace as in the previous month. Services prices should grow as much as in April.

Over one month, consumer prices should rise by 0.1%, as in April. This slight increase should be due to a rebound in food prices, offset by a marked drop in energy prices and a slight downturn in these of tobacco. Services prices are set to slow down slightly owing to a downturn in airfares and communications services. Lastly, the rise in manufactured product prices should stay very moderate.

Year on year, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices should slow sharply, to +0.9% after +1.4% in the previous month. Over one month, it should be stable, after +0.1% in April.

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 15 June 2017.

Table – Consumer Price Indices

Year-on-year change %; 2015: 100
Consumer Price Indices
Weight 2017 May 2016 April 2017 May 2017 (p)
CPI - All items* 10000 0.0 1.2 0.8
Food 1627 1.0 0.7 0.4
- Fresh food 235 5.8 3.5 −0.3
- Other food products 1392 0.2 0.3 0.5
Tobacco 188 0.0 2.8 2.6
Energy 748 −5.7 9.3 5.4
Manufactured products 2617 −0.6 −0.7 −0.7
Services 4820 1.0 1.0 1.0
HICP** - All items 10000 0.1 1.4 0.9
  • (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