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In May 2018, the prices of frequently purchased goods rose by 0.2% in hyper and supermarketsPrice Index in large and predominantly-food stores - May 2018

In May 2018, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores accelerated slightly over a month: +0.2% after +0.1% in the previous three months.

Informations rapides N° 154
No 154
Paru le : 14/06/2018

In May 2018, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and in large and predominantly food stores accelerated slightly over a month: +0.2% after +0.1% in the previous three months.

Excluding hyper and supermarkets, prices also rose a little more strongly than in April (+0.2% after +0.1%).

Considering all the kinds of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods increased by 0.2%.

Year on year, the prices in hyper and supermarkets rose at the same pace as in April

Compared with the same month last year, the prices of frequently purchased goods sold in hyper and supermarkets increased by 0.8% for the third consecutive month. In large and predominantly food stores, the prices also rose by 0.8%.

In the other kinds of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods remained more dynamic than in large distributors: they rose by 1.9% year on year in May as in April.

Considering all types of stores, the prices of frequently purchased goods increased by 1.0% year on year, 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
May 2018 last month (m-o-m)(1) 12 months before (y-o-y)(2)
Hyper and supermarkets (A) 100.73 0.2 0.8
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) 100.78 0.2 0.8
Other stores 103.91 0.2 1.9
All stores 101.32 0.2 1.0
  • (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
May 2018 last month (m-o-m)(1) 12 months before (y-o-y)(2)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 101.14 0.2 0.9
- Meat 102.35 0.4 1.3
- Beverages 100.78 0.3 0.4
- Other food products 100.69 0.1 1.0
Clearing and personal care products 98.63 0.0 0.2
Total Hyper and supermarkets 100.73 0.2 0.8
  • (1) [m/(m-1)]
  • (2) [m/(m-12)]
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France Indices
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indices

Slight acceleration in food prices in hyper and supermarkets

In May 2018, the prices of food (excluding fresh products) sold in hyper and supermarkets increased by 0.2% after +0,1% in the previous three months. Year on year, they rose a little less markedly than in April: +0.9% after +1.0%.

The slight acceleration in prices over a month resulted from a sharp rebound in meat prices and an increase a little more marked in those of beverages, partly offset by a slight slowdown in the prices of other food products.

Meat prices rebounded sharply in May (+0.4%) after a 0.1% downturn in April. Year on year, they rose a little more slightly than in the previous two months (+1.3% after +1.4% in March and April).

The prices of beverages sold in hyper and supermarkets grew more in May than in April: +0.3% after +0.1%. Year on year, their prices were a little more dynamic than in the previous month (+0.4% after +0.3%).

The prices of other food products (excluding fresh food) hardly slowed down in May (+0.1% after +0.2%). Year on year, their increase was the same than in April (+1.0%).

Stability in the prices of cleaning and personal care products in hyper and supermarkets

In May, the prices of cleaning and personal care products sold in hyper and supermarkets were stable after a decrease in the previous month (−0.1%). Year on year, the prices of these products barely accelerated: +0.2% after +0.1% in April.

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