In August 2017, consumer prices increased by 0.9% year on yearConsumer price index - provisional results - August 2017

Over a year, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) should increase by 0.9% in August 2017, after +0.7% in the previous month, according to the provisional estimate made at the end of the month. This rise in year-on-year inflation should result from a sharp acceleration in energy prices and a slightly faster growth, in services prices. On the other hand, food prices are set to slow down slightly and manufactured product prices should fall more sharply than in the previous month.

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Paru le : 31/08/2017
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

Over a year, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) should increase by 0.9% in August 2017, after +0.7% in the previous month, according to the provisional estimate made at the end of the month. This rise in year-on-year inflation should result from a sharp acceleration in energy prices and a slightly faster growth, in services prices. On the other hand, food prices are set to slow down slightly and manufactured product prices should fall more sharply than in the previous month.

Over one month, consumer prices should recover sharply (+0.5% after –0,3% in July). This increase should mainly be due to a seasonal rebound in manufactured product prices after the summer sales in the metropolitan area, and a seasonal momentum, in the prices of some tourism-related services. Energy prices should pick up strongly, due to the annual revision in electricity fees and a rebound in petroleum product prices. Food prices are set to be stable after a slight rise in the previous month.

Year on year, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices should accelerate to +1.0% after +0.8% in July. Over one month, it should recover to 0.6% after –0,4% in the previous month.

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 14 September 2017.

Table – Consumer Price Indices

Year-on-year change %; 2015: 100
Consumer Price Indices
Weight 2017 Aug. 2016 July 2017 Aug. 2017 (p)
CPI - All items* 10000 0.2 0.7 0.9
Food 1627 1.5 0.7 0.6
- Fresh food 235 10.8 0.4 −0.8
- Other food products 1392 0.1 0.8 0.9
Tobacco 188 0.1 2.4 2.4
Energy 748 −3.0 1.9 4.9
Manufactured products 2617 −0.5 −0.4 −0.6
Services 4820 0.7 1.0 1.1
HICP** - All items 10000 0.4 0.8 1.0
  • (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