28 February 2020
N° 2020-49

In February 2020, consumer prices increased by 1.4% year on yearConsumer price index - provisional results - February 2020

Informations rapides
No 49
Paru le : Paru le 28/02/2020
Prochaine parution le : 30/04/2020 at 08:45 - April 2020
Informations rapides  No 49 - February 2020
Warning

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.

Consumer Price Indices

Year-on-year change %; 2015: 100
Consumer Price Indices (Year-on-year change %; 2015: 100)
Weight 2020 February 2019 January 2020 February 2020 (p)
CPI - All items* 10000 1.3 1.5 1.4
Food 1610 3.1 2.0 1.8
- Fresh food 230 8.3 2.4 3.3
- Other food products 1380 2.1 1.9 1.6
Tobacco 205 14.0 14.4 14.5
Energy 808 3.2 4.5 1.1
Manufactured products 2491 -0.5 -0.3 0.3
Services 4886 0.9 1.3 1.4
HICP** - All items 10000 1.6 1.7 1.6
  • (p) provisional results
  • *: Consumer Price Indices
  • **: Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices

Variations in the consumer price index

Variations in the consumer price index ()
12-month-rate 1-month-rate
2017-01 1.3 -0.2
2017-02 1.2 0.1
2017-03 1.1 0.6
2017-04 1.2 0.1
2017-05 0.8 0.0
2017-06 0.7 0.0
2017-07 0.7 -0.3
2017-08 0.9 0.5
2017-09 1.0 -0.2
2017-10 1.1 0.1
2017-11 1.2 0.1
2017-12 1.2 0.3
2018-01 1.3 -0.1
2018-02 1.2 0.0
2018-03 1.6 1.0
2018-04 1.6 0.2
2018-05 2.0 0.4
2018-06 2.0 0.0
2018-07 2.3 -0.1
2018-08 2.3 0.5
2018-09 2.2 -0.2
2018-10 2.2 0.1
2018-11 1.9 -0.2
2018-12 1.6 0.0
2019-01 1.2 -0.4
2019-02 1.3 0.0
2019-03 1.1 0.8
2019-04 1.3 0.3
2019-05 0.9 0.1
2019-06 1.2 0.2
2019-07 1.1 -0.2
2019-08 1.0 0.5
2019-09 0.9 -0.3
2019-10 0.8 0.0
2019-11 1.0 0.1
2019-12 1.5 0.4
2020-01 1.5 -0.4
2020-02 1.4 0.0

Variations in the consumer price index

  • Geographical coverage: France excluding Mayotte.
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indices.

For further information

Definition

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

Definition

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


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