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

In April 2018, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores slightly increased again: +0.1% over a month as in the previous two months.

Informations rapides N° 125
No 125
Paru le : 15/05/2018

In April 2018, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores slightly increased again: +0.1% over a month as in the previous two months.

Excluding hyper and supermarkets, prices slowed down a little (+0.1% after +0.2% in March).

Considering all the kinds of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods barely increased in April (+0.1%), as in March and February.

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

Compared with the same month last year, the prices of frequently purchased goods sold in hyper and supermarkets increased in April at the same pace as in the previous month (+0.8%). By contrast, prices in large and predominantly food stores rose a little less than in March (+0,8% year on year after +0,9%).

In the other kinds of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods continued to grow more sharply than in large distributors: they rose by 1.9% year on year in April, after +2.0% in March.

Considering all types of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods increased by 1.0% year on year, 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
April 2018 last month (m-o-m)(1) 12 months before (y-o-y)(2)
Hyper and supermarkets (A) 100.52 0.1 0.8
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 100.59 0.1 0.8
Other stores 103.74 0.1 1.9
All stores 101.12 0.1 1.0
  • (1) [m/(m-1)]
  • (2) [m/(m-12)]
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France Indices
  • 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
April 2018 last month (m-o-m)(1) 12 months before (y-o-y)(2)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 100.90 0.1 1.0
- Meat 101.91 −0.1 1.4
- Beverages 100.48 0.1 0.3
- Other food products 100.56 0.2 1.0
Clearing and personal care products 98.65 −0.1 0.1
Total Hyper and supermarkets 100.52 0.1 0.8
  • (1) [m/(m-1)]
  • (2) [m/(m-12)]
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France Indices
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indices

Slight rise in food prices in hyper and supermarkets

In April 2018, the prices of food (excluding fresh products) sold in hyper and supermarkets increased by 0.1% for the third consecutive month. Year on year, their rise was the same as in the previous month (+1.0%).

The slight rise in prices over a month resulted from a slight increase in the prices of beverages and a little acceleration in those of other food products, whereas meat prices edged down.

Meat prices fell back by 0.1% in April after +0.1% in March. Year on year, they rose by 1.4% as in March.

After two months of stability, the prices of beverages sold in hyper and supermarkets barely increased (+0.1%). Year on year, these prices were slightly more dynamic than in the previous month (+0.3% after +0.2%).

The prices of other food products (excluding fresh food) modestly accelerated (+0.2% after +0.1%). Year on year, their increase was a little more pronounced than in March (+1.0% after +1.1%).

Year on year, slight rebound in the prices of cleaning and personal care products in hyper and supermarkets

In April, the prices of cleaning and personal care products sold in hyper and supermarkets slightly decreased (−0.1%) after a stability in the previous month. Year on year, the prices of these products rose for the first time since September 2012: they rebounded at +0.1% after −0.1% in March and February.

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