In January 2018, the prices of frequently purchased goods fell back by 0.1% in hyper and supermarketsPrice Index in large and predominantly-food stores - January 2018

In January 2018, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores have edged down over a month (−0,1%) after a stability in December 2017.

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Paru le : 22/02/2018

In January 2018, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores have edged down over a month (−0,1%) after a stability in December 2017.

Excluding hyper and supermarkets, prices rose at the same pace in January as in the two previous months (+0.1%).

Considering all types of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods fell back slightly in January (−0.1%) after a stability in December 2017.

Year on year, prices in hyper and supermarkets rose by 0.8% as in December

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

In the other kinds of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods remained more dynamic than in large distributors: they accelerated to 1.9% year on year in January, 0.2points above the previous month. It has been the largest increase since September 2013.

Considering all types of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods rose by 0.9% as in the previous three 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
January 2018 last month (m-o-m) (1) 12 months before (y-o-y) (2)
Hyper and supermarkets (A) 100.29 −0.1 0.8
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 100.35 −0.1 0.8
Other stores 103.24 0.1 1.9
All stores 100.83 −0.1 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
January 2018 last month (m-o-m) (1) 12 months before (y-o-y) (2)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 100.63 −0.1 0.9
- Meat 101.40 −0.4 1.0
- Beverages 100.36 0.1 0.4
- Other food products 100.34 0.0 1.1
Clearing and personal care products 98.59 −0.2 −0.2
Total Hyper and supermarkets 100.29 −0.1 0.8
  • (1) [m/(m-1)]
  • (2) [m/(m-12)]
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indices

Slight decrease, over a month, in food prices in hyper and supermarkets

In January 2018, the prices of food (excluding fresh products) sold in hyper and supermarkets decreased slightly (−0.1%) after a stability in December 2017. Year on year, they rose scarcely less than in the previous month: +0.9% after +1.0%.

This slight decrease in prices over a month resulted from a sharp fall in meat prices partly offset by a moderate rebound in beverage prices whereas the prices of other food products were remained stable.

After a little decline in December (−0.1%), the decrease in meat prices was more pronounced in January (−0.4%). Year on year, they sharply slowed down compared with December: +1.0% after +1.3%.

The prices of beverages sold in hyper and supermarkets recovered slightly in January (+0.1%) after a decrease of 0.2% in the previous month. Year on year, they increased at the same pace as in December (+0.4%).

The prices of other food products (excluding fresh food) were stable in January for the second consecutive month. Year on year, their increase was less pronounced than in December (+1.1% after +1.2%).

Downturn 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 fell back in January (−0.2%) after a rebound in December (+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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