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In October 2017, the prices of frequently purchased goods were stable in hyper and supermarketsPrice Index in large and predominantly-food stores - October 2017

In October 2017, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores were stable over a month, after a downturn of 0.1% in September.

Informations rapides N° 301
No 301
Paru le : 15/11/2017

In October 2017, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores were stable over a month, after a downturn of 0.1% in September.

Excluding hyper and supermarkets, prices accelerated slightly (+0.2%) after a slowdown in September (+0.1% after +0.3% in August).

Considering all types of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods were inchanged in October. They fell back by −0.1% in September after seven months of continuous slight rise.

Year on year, prices in hyper and supermarkets grew at the same rate than in September

Compared with the same month last year, the prices of frequently purchased goods sold in hyper and supermarkets increased at the same rate than in September (+0.8%). The same is true in large and predominantly food stores (+0.8% year on year).

In the other kinds of stores, the dynamic of prices of frequently purchased goods were more marked than in large distributors, again: they rose by 1.8% year on year, as in September.

Considering all types of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods accelerated slightly: +0.9% year on year in October after +0.8% in the previous month. It has been the largest increase since June 2013.

Graph1 – Prices of frequently purchased goods year-on-year change %

  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indices

Graph2 – Frequently purchased goods price indices by main items

  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indices

Table1 – Prices of frequently purchased goods

2015: 100
Prices of frequently purchased goods
Index Changes (%) compared to
October 2017 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Hyper and supermarkets (A) 100.20 0.0 0.8
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 100.26 0.0 0.8
Other stores 102.89 0.2 1.8
All stores 100.68 0.0 0.9
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indices

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
October 2017 last month (m-o-m) 12 months before (y-o-y)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 100.48 −0.1 1.0
- Meat 101.48 0.0 1.6
- Beverages 100.30 0.0 0.5
- Other food products 100.05 −0.1 1.0
Clearing and personal care products 98.78 0.2 −0.2
Total Hyper and supermarkets 100.20 0.0 0.8
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indices

Over a month, new drop in food prices in hyper and supermarkets

In October 2017, the prices of food (excluding fresh products) sold in hyper and supermarkets fell by 0.1%, for the second consecutive month. Year on year, they increased by 1.0%, as in September.

The slight fell in prices over a month resulted from downturn in prices of other food products, while prices in meat and in beverages were stable.

After a marked drop in September consecutive to a sharp acceleration in August, meat prices were unchanged in October. Year on year, they rose a little more strongly than in the previous month: +1.6% after +1.5% in August.

The prices of beverages sold in hyper and supermarkets were stable in October after a downturn by 0.1% in September. Year on year, they increased by 0.5%, as in the two previous months.

Stable in September, the prices of other food products (excluding fresh food) edged down in October ((0.1%) for the first time since February 2017. Year on year, their increase was the same as in the previous month (+1.0%).

Rebound 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 rebounded in October (+0.2%) after a sharp downturn in September (−0.4%). So, year on year, the prices of these products dropped less than in the previous month: −0.2% after −0.3%.

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