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

In December 2017, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores were stable over a month after an increase in November (+0.2%).

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Paru le : 12/01/2018

In December 2017, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores were stable over a month after an increase in November (+0.2%).

Excluding hyper and supermarkets, prices rose, in December, at the same pace as in November (+0.1%).

Considering all types of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods remained stable in December after an increase of 0.2% in November.

Year on year, prices slowed down slightly in hyper and supermarkets

Compared with the same month last year, the prices of frequently purchased goods sold in hyper and supermarkets grew a little less fast in December than in November (+0.8% year on year after +0.9%). The same is true in large and predominantly food stores (+0.8% after +0.9% in November).

In the other kinds of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods continued to grow more sharply than in large distributors: they rose by 1.7% year on year after +1.8% in the last three months.

Considering all types of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods rose by 0.9% as in the previous two months

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
December 2017 last month (m-o-m) (1) 12 months before (y-o-y) 2)
Hyper and supermarkets (A) 100.37 0.0 0.8
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 100.43 0.0 0.8
Other stores 103.13 0.1 1.7
All stores 100.89 0.0 0.9
  • (1) [m/(m-1)]
  • (2) [m/(m-12)]
  • 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
December 2017 last month (m-o-m) (1) 12 months before (y-o-y) (2)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 100.69 0.0 1.0
- Meat 101.84 −0.1 1.3
- Beverages 100.21 −0.2 0.4
- Other food products 100.32 0.0 1.2
Clearing and personal care products 98.78 0.2 −0.2
Total Hyper and supermarkets 100.37 0.0 0.8
  • (1) [m/(m-1)]
  • (2) [m/(m-12)]
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indices

Stability, over a month, in food prices in hyper and supermarkets

In December 2017, the prices of food (excluding fresh products) sold in hyper and supermarkets were stable after a rebound in November (+0.3%). Year on year, they hardly rose : +1.0% after +1.1% in November.

Their stability over a month came from a slight downturn in meat and beverages prices and a stability in other food product prices.

After a sharp increase in November (+0.4%), meat prices edged down in December (−0.1%). Year on year, they slowed down for the second consecutive month: +1.3% after +1.4%.

The prices of beverages sold in hyper and supermarkets decreased in December (−0.2%) after a slight rise in November (+0.1%). Year on year, the prices grew a little more slightly than in the last four months (+0.4% after +0.5% from August to November).

The prices of other food products (excluding fresh food) were stable in December after a rebound of 0.2% in November. Year on year, their increase was a little stronger than in the previous month (+1.2% after +1.1% in November).

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 recovered in December (+0.2%) after a downturn in November (−0.2%). Year on year, the prices of these products decreased at the same pace as in the previous month : −0.2%.

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