In May 2019, consumer prices increased by 1.0% year on yearConsumer price index - provisional results - May 2019
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 14 June 2019.
Over a year, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) should slow down in May 2019 (+1.0% after +1.3% in April), according to the provisional estimate made at the end of the month. This drop in inflation over a year should result from a slowdown in the prices of services, energy and food and from a little more marked drop in those of manufactured goods. Contrariwise, tobacco prices should gather pace.
Over one month, consumer prices should slow down barely (+0.2% after +0.3% in April). Services prices should fell back in the wake of those in transport and energy prices should slow down. On the other hand, food prices should be more dynamic than in April, due to a rebound in fresh product prices. The prices of manufactured goods and tobacco should rise slightly more than in the previous month.
Year on year, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices should slow down sharply (+1.1% after +1.5% in April). Over one month, it should slow down to +0.2%, after +0.4% in the previous month.
tableau Consumer Price Indices
|Weight 2019||May 2018||April 2019||May 2019 (p)|
|CPI - All items*||10000||2.0||1.3||1.0|
|- Fresh food||244||5.0||3.7||2.3|
|- Other food products||1375||1.2||2.3||2.3|
|HICP** - All items||10000||2.3||1.5||1.1|
- (p) provisional results
- *: Consumer Price Indices
- **: Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices
tableau Variations in the consumer price index
The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) is designed for comparison of consumer price inflation between Members States of the European Union. It is computed for all households in France except Mayotte.
Publication of final results: 14 June 2019, 8.45 am
Next publication: 28 June 2019, 8.45 am