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

In July 2017, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores increased slightly: +0.1% over a month as in the previous month.

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Paru le : 11/08/2017

In July 2017, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores increased slightly: +0.1% over a month as in the previous month.

Excluding hyper and supermarkets, prices rose a little faster than in June (+0.2% after +0.1%).

Considering all the kinds of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods increased slightly, as in June (+0.1%).

Year on year, prices accelerated in hyper and supermarkets

Compared with the same month last year, the prices of frequently purchased goods sold in hyper and supermarkets have been accelerating gradually (+0.6% in July after +0.4% in June, +0.3% in May and +0.1% in April). The same is true in large and predominantly food stores (+0.6% after +0.4% in June and +0.3% in May).

In the other kinds of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods have continued to increase more markedly than for large distributors: in July they rose by +1.5% year on year, as in the previous month.

Considering all stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods rose slightly more significantly than in the previous month: +0.6% year on year after +0.5%.

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
July 2017 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Hyper and supermarkets (A) 100.17 0.1 0.6
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 100.20 0.1 0.6
Other stores 102.33 0.2 1.5
All stores 100.48 0.1 0.6
  • 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
July 2017 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 100.45 0.2 0.7
- Meat 101.27 0.1 1.0
- Beverages 100.43 0.1 0.6
- Other food products 100.03 0.2 0.7
Cleaning and personal care products 98.77 0.1 0.0
Total Hyper and supermarkets 100.17 0.1 0.6
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indexes

Slight increase in food prices in hyper and supermarkets

In July 2017, the prices of food excluding fresh products sold in hyper and supermarkets were up slightly, a little more than in the previous month (+0.2% after +0.1%). Year on year, their rise was sharper (+0.7% after +0.5% in June).

The slight acceleration in prices over a month resulted from a slightly larger increase in prices for beverages and other food products, whereas the prices for meat slowed down a little.

In July, meat prices decelerated again (+0.1% after +0.2% in June and +0.5% in May). Year on year, they slowed down after a clear acceleration in the previous month (+1.0% after +1.1% in June).

The prices of beverages sold in hyper and supermarkets rose slightly (+0.1%), after a stability in June. Year on year, these prices were slightly more dynamic than in the previous month (+0.6% after +0.5%).

The prices of other food products (excluding fresh food) speeded up a little (+0.2% after +0.1%). Year on year, they gathered pace (+0.7% after +0.3%).

Modest rise in the prices of cleaning and personal care products in hyper and supermarkets

The prices of cleaning and personal care products sold in hyper and supermarkets grew more slightly in July (+0.1%) than in June (+0.3%). Year on year, the prices of these products were stable whereas they had been diminishing since June 2013.

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