In February 2020, consumer prices increased by 1.4% year on yearConsumer price index - provisional results - February 2020
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 13 March 2020.
Over a year, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) should rise by 1.4% in February 2020, after +1.5% in the previous month, according to the provisional estimate made at the end of the month. The inflation should decrease slightly, due to a marked slowdown in energy prices and, to a lesser extent, to that in food prices. Contrariwise, manufactured product prices should rebound and those of services and tobacco should accelerate slightly year on year.
Over one month, consumer prices should be stable, after −0.4% in the previous month. Manufactured product prices should rebound due to the end of the winter sale, which has been shorter than last year, and those of services should rise in the wake of a seasonal rebound in transport service prices. Energy prices should fall back, due to, in particular, a drop in petroleum product prices. Finally, food and tobacco prices should be stable.
Year on year, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices should rise by 1.6%, after +1.7% in January. Over one month, it should be stable, after −0.5% in the previous month.
tableau Consumer Price Indices
|Weight 2020||February 2019||January 2020||February 2020 (p)|
|CPI - All items*||10000||1.3||1.5||1.4|
|- Fresh food||230||8.3||2.4||3.3|
|- Other food products||1380||2.1||1.9||1.6|
|HICP** - All items||10000||1.6||1.7||1.6|
- (p) provisional results
- *: Consumer Price Indices
- **: Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices
tableau Variations in the consumer price index
Using scanner data from 2020 on : Impact on the CPI (pdf, 213 Ko)
Abbreviated Methodology (pdf, 131 Ko)
CPI : methodological changes for 2020 (pdf, 139 Ko)
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: 13 March 2020, 8.45 am
Next publication: 31 March 2020, 8.45 am