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In December 2017, consumer prices increased by 1.2% year on yearConsumer price index - provisional results - December 2017

Over a year, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) should increase by 1.2% in December 2017 according to the provisional estimate made at the beginning of January 2018. After four months of rise, the year-on-year inflation should thus be stable. This stability should result from a slowdown in energy prices and food prices, offset by an acceleration in tobacco prices and a lesser drop in manufactured product prices. On the other hand, services prices should increase at the same pace as in November.

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Paru le : 05/01/2018
Prochaine parution le : 31/10/2018 at 08:45 - October 2018

Over a year, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) should increase by 1.2% in December 2017 according to the provisional estimate made at the beginning of January 2018. After four months of rise, the year-on-year inflation should thus be stable. This stability should result from a slowdown in energy prices and food prices, offset by an acceleration in tobacco prices and a lesser drop in manufactured product prices. On the other hand, services prices should increase at the same pace as in November.

Over one month, consumer prices should accelerate: +0.3% after +0.1% in November. This sharper rise should come from a rebound in services prices and in manufactured product prices. On the other hand, energy prices should slow down in the wake of those of petroleum product prices. Tobacco prices should decelerate too. Lastly, food prices should be stable over one month.

Year on year, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices should rise a little faster than in the previous month (+1.3% after +1.2% in November). Over one month, it should gather pace : +0.4% after +0.1%.

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 12 January 2018.

Table – Consumer Price Indices

Year-on-year change %; 2015: 100
Consumer Price Indices
Weight 2017 Dec. 2016 Nov. 2017 Dec. 2017 (p)
CPI - All items* 10000 0.6 1.2 1.2
Food 1627 0.7 1.5 1.3
- Fresh food 235 5.6 3.6 2.6
- Other food products 1392 0.0 1.1 1.1
Tobacco 188 0.1 4.4 6.0
Energy 748 4.3 5.4 5.1
Manufactured products 2617 −1.0 −0.2 −0.1
Services 4820 0.9 1.0 1.0
HICP** - All items 10000 0.8 1.2 1.3
  • (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