15 May 2020
N° 2020-122

In April 2020, the prices of frequently purchased goods rose by 0.3% in hyper and supermarketsPrice Index in large and predominantly-food stores - April 2020

In April 2020, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets rose by 0.3% over a month, after +0.1% in March.

Compared with the same month last year, the prices of these products slightly accelerated to +1.3%, after three consecutive months of slowdown.

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Informations rapides  No 122 - May 2020
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The health crisis due to the Covid-19 impacts the quality of the data for April 2020: price collection on the field has been adjourned since 16 March, which didn’t allow to publish some indices of this publication.

Additional information is available in “For further information”.

In April 2020, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets rose by 0.3% over a month, after +0.1% in March.

Compared with the same month last year, the prices of these products slightly accelerated to +1.3%, after three consecutive months of slowdown.

Prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and other stores, year-on-year change (%)

Prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and other stores, year-on-year change (%) ()
Hyper and supermarkets Other stores
2012-01 4.1 4.7
2012-02 4.1 4.7
2012-03 3.5 4.6
2012-04 3.0 4.3
2012-05 2.5 4.1
2012-06 2.0 3.9
2012-07 1.6 3.7
2012-08 1.5 3.3
2012-09 1.3 3.1
2012-10 1.4 3.2
2012-11 1.2 3.0
2012-12 1.0 2.7
2013-01 0.7 2.3
2013-02 0.6 2.3
2013-03 0.7 2.2
2013-04 0.7 2.2
2013-05 0.4 2.1
2013-06 0.5 2.2
2013-07 0.3 2.2
2013-08 0.4 2.2
2013-09 0.3 2.0
2013-10 0.0 1.7
2013-11 -0.1 1.6
2013-12 -0.2 1.4
2014-01 -0.1 1.3
2014-02 -0.1 1.0
2014-03 -0.1 0.7
2014-04 -0.2 0.5
2014-05 -0.3 0.4
2014-06 -0.5 0.2
2014-07 -0.6 0.1
2014-08 -0.8 -0.1
2014-09 -0.8 -0.2
2014-10 -0.8 -0.2
2014-11 -1.0 0.0
2014-12 -1.0 0.2
2015-01 -1.1 0.1
2015-02 -1.0 0.1
2015-03 -1.2 0.1
2015-04 -1.1 0.2
2015-05 -0.9 0.2
2015-06 -0.9 0.4
2015-07 -0.7 0.4
2015-08 -0.6 0.5
2015-09 -0.6 0.6
2015-10 -0.4 0.8
2015-11 -0.3 0.5
2015-12 -0.1 0.4
2016-01 -0.2 0.4
2016-02 -0.3 0.6
2016-03 -0.3 0.7
2016-04 -0.4 0.9
2016-05 -0.3 0.7
2016-06 -0.3 0.7
2016-07 -0.4 0.9
2016-08 -0.4 0.8
2016-09 -0.5 0.8
2016-10 -0.6 0.8
2016-11 -0.5 0.9
2016-12 -0.5 1.1
2017-01 -0.3 1.1
2017-02 -0.3 1.1
2017-03 -0.1 1.1
2017-04 0.1 1.1
2017-05 0.3 1.4
2017-06 0.4 1.5
2017-07 0.6 1.5
2017-08 0.7 1.7
2017-09 0.8 1.8
2017-10 0.8 1.8
2017-11 0.9 1.8
2017-12 0.8 1.7
2018-01 0.8 1.9
2018-02 0.9 1.9
2018-03 0.8 2.0
2018-04 0.8 1.9
2018-05 0.8 1.9
2018-06 0.6 2.0
2018-07 0.6 1.9
2018-08 0.8 2.0
2018-09 0.8 2.0
2018-10 0.8 2.1
2018-11 0.9 2.3
2018-12 1.1 2.3
2019-01 1.3 2.2
2019-02 1.5 2.5
2019-03 1.6 2.3
2019-04 1.7 2.4
2019-05 1.7 2.3
2019-06 1.9 2.1
2019-07 1.9 1.8
2019-08 1.9 1.7
2019-09 1.8 1.6
2019-10 1.8 1.5
2019-11 1.7 1.2
2019-12 1.8 1.2
2020-01 1.5 1.0
2020-02 1.2 0.8
2020-03 1.1 0.9
2020-04 1.3 NaN

Prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets and other stores, year-on-year change (%)

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

Prices of frequently purchased goods

2015:100
Prices of frequently purchased goods (2015:100)
IndexApril 2020 Changes (%) compared to
last month (m-o-m) (1) 12 months before (y-o-y) (2)
Hyper and supermarkets (A) 103.56 0.3 1.3
Large and predominantly food stores (A + neighborhood stores) nd nd nd
Other stores nd nd nd
All stores nd nd nd
  • nd: The number of prices collected didn’t allow to calculate a sufficiently precise estimate for the month of April.
  • (1) [m/(m-1)]
  • (2) [m/(m-12)]
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source : INSEE – Consumer Price Indices

Prices of frequently purchased goods detailed by main items in hyper and supermarkets, indices (100=2015)

Prices of frequently purchased goods detailed by main items in hyper and supermarkets, indices (100=2015) ()
Meat Beverages Food excluding fresh products Cleaning, personal care products
2012-01 95.98 98.35 102.63 103.85
2012-02 96.33 98.79 102.51 103.76
2012-03 96.21 99.09 102.35 103.7
2012-04 96.12 99.22 102.43 103.69
2012-05 96.72 99.54 102.48 103.42
2012-06 96.76 99.55 102.46 103.62
2012-07 96.8 99.78 102.58 103.63
2012-08 97.25 100.02 102.57 103.92
2012-09 97.0 99.88 102.49 103.71
2012-10 97.74 99.9 102.56 103.73
2012-11 98.25 99.79 102.64 103.86
2012-12 98.69 99.46 102.49 103.84
2013-01 98.56 100.08 102.25 103.79
2013-02 98.88 100.29 101.97 103.76
2013-03 99.15 100.39 101.89 103.65
2013-04 99.16 100.37 101.84 103.69
2013-05 99.38 100.19 101.71 103.4
2013-06 99.61 100.21 101.85 103.4
2013-07 99.69 100.24 101.8 103.2
2013-08 100.3 100.41 101.85 103.51
2013-09 99.89 100.23 101.7 103.22
2013-10 100.04 100.05 101.47 103.08
2013-11 100.17 100.25 101.5 103.17
2013-12 100.05 100.07 101.4 103.19
2014-01 100.15 100.46 101.38 103.0
2014-02 100.28 100.37 101.28 102.89
2014-03 99.99 100.5 101.51 102.66
2014-04 99.95 100.27 101.53 102.2
2014-05 100.12 99.93 101.45 101.58
2014-06 100.15 99.86 101.2 101.47
2014-07 100.07 99.79 101.01 101.41
2014-08 100.31 99.9 100.92 101.57
2014-09 100.03 99.85 100.7 101.27
2014-10 99.91 99.81 100.61 101.01
2014-11 99.94 99.95 100.42 100.84
2014-12 100.04 99.83 100.34 100.45
2015-01 99.53 100.1 100.27 100.4
2015-02 99.76 100.11 100.19 100.39
2015-03 99.62 100.02 100.06 100.26
2015-04 99.58 100.1 99.98 100.29
2015-05 99.85 100.1 99.9 100.09
2015-06 99.94 100.0 99.88 99.81
2015-07 100.11 100.08 99.85 99.85
2015-08 100.42 100.11 99.9 100.0
2015-09 99.97 99.91 99.98 99.85
2015-10 100.11 99.81 100.02 99.77
2015-11 100.41 99.83 100.02 99.64
2015-12 100.7 99.83 99.95 99.66
2016-01 100.18 99.88 99.91 99.28
2016-02 100.19 99.81 99.81 99.28
2016-03 100.2 99.67 99.65 99.13
2016-04 100.22 99.62 99.54 99.03
2016-05 100.43 99.79 99.51 98.83
2016-06 100.13 99.82 99.5 98.89
2016-07 100.31 99.83 99.34 98.77
2016-08 100.53 99.96 99.42 99.0
2016-09 99.95 99.83 99.17 98.84
2016-10 99.87 99.8 99.1 98.94
2016-11 100.48 99.84 99.2 98.84
2016-12 100.53 99.8 99.14 99.02
2017-01 100.42 99.95 99.21 98.77
2017-02 100.45 100.0 99.13 98.79
2017-03 100.62 100.16 99.25 98.77
2017-04 100.53 100.19 99.53 98.59
2017-05 101.03 100.38 99.73 98.44
2017-06 101.19 100.36 99.79 98.72
2017-07 101.27 100.43 100.03 98.77
2017-08 101.82 100.42 100.14 98.94
2017-09 101.46 100.34 100.18 98.59
2017-10 101.48 100.3 100.05 98.78
2017-11 101.92 100.37 100.3 98.63
2017-12 101.84 100.21 100.32 98.78
2018-01 101.4 100.36 100.34 98.59
2018-02 101.91 100.36 100.3 98.69
2018-03 102.05 100.36 100.39 98.7
2018-04 101.91 100.48 100.56 98.65
2018-05 102.35 100.78 100.69 98.63
2018-06 102.31 100.71 100.74 98.32
2018-07 102.33 100.96 100.85 98.19
2018-08 102.81 101.52 101.16 98.41
2018-09 102.53 101.65 101.16 98.11
2018-10 102.33 101.74 101.2 98.18
2018-11 102.78 101.94 101.38 98.26
2018-12 102.93 102.04 101.55 98.66
2019-01 103.05 102.07 101.71 98.63
2019-02 103.7 102.81 101.97 98.58
2019-03 103.7 103.19 102.21 98.45
2019-04 103.65 103.34 102.52 98.47
2019-05 104.26 103.65 102.66 98.27
2019-06 104.7 103.65 102.74 98.37
2019-07 105.18 103.66 102.73 98.39
2019-08 106.25 103.79 102.91 98.49
2019-09 105.89 103.66 102.71 98.31
2019-10 105.9 103.69 102.88 98.24
2019-11 106.62 103.76 102.91 98.03
2019-12 107.17 103.86 103.01 98.35
2020-01 107.41 104.04 102.75 97.47
2020-02 107.37 104.24 102.77 97.74
2020-03 107.72 104.2 102.91 97.49
2020-04 108.05 104.21 103.43 97.66

Prices of frequently purchased goods detailed by main items in hyper and supermarkets, indices (100=2015)

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

Prices of frequently purchased goods detailed by main items

2015:100
Prices of frequently purchased goods detailed by main items (2015:100)
Index Changes (%) compared to
April 2020 last month (m-o-m) (1) 12 months before (y-o-y) (2)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 104.73 0.3 1.7
- Meat 108.05 0.3 4.2
- Beverages 104.21 0.0 0.8
- Other food products 103.43 0.5 0.9
Clearing and personal care products 97.66 0.2 -0.8
Total Hyper and supermarkets 103.56 0.3 1.3
  • (1) [m/(m-1)]
  • (2) [m/(m-12)]
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indices

Over a month, slight acceleration in food prices in hyper and supermarkets

In April 2020, the prices of food (excluding fresh produces) sold in hyper and supermarkets increased more strongly than in the previous month: +0.3% after +0.1%. Year on year, their rise was more marked than in March (+1.7% after +1.5%).

This price increase over a month resulted from these in meat and other food product prices, while those of beverages were stable.

The prices of meat sold in hyper and supermarkets rose by 0.3% in April, as in March. Year on year, their growth was more sustained than in the previous month: +4.2% after +3.9%.

The prices of beverages sold in hyper and supermarkets were stable over a month, as in the previous month. Year on year, they slowed down for the third consecutive month: +0.8 in April after +1.0% in March, +1.4% in February and +1.9% in January.

The prices of other food products (excluding fresh food) were sharply more dynamic than in March: +0.5% after +0.1%. Year on year, they slightly accelerated (+0.9% after +0.7% in March).

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

After a 0.3% decrease in March, the prices of cleaning and personal care products sold in hyper and supermarkets recovered to 0.2% in April. Year on year, the drop in the prices of these products was a little less marked than in the previous month: −0.8%, after −1.0%.

For further information

The indice of the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets is mainly calculated using scanner data (75%), whose collection has not been affected by the lockdown, and for the remaining part, using prices collected by INSEE collectors in physical outlets. The indice of beverage prices in hyper and supermarkets is carried out by 100% using scanner data, whereas that of meat by 30%, that of other food products by 76% and that of cleaning and personal care products by 98%.

The price indice in the other kinds of stores is calculated only with prices collected by collectors in physical outlets.

The price collection carried out by collectors on the field has been suspended since 16 March: for the concerned products, INSEE has introduced new collection methods (price collection on line, increased use of scanner data) but the percentage of imputed prices remained high and the quality of the indices didn’t allow to publish the indices for the others kinds of stores than hyper and supermarkets.

Next publication: 12 June 2020 at 12h00

The indice of the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets is mainly calculated using scanner data (75%), whose collection has not been affected by the lockdown, and for the remaining part, using prices collected by INSEE collectors in physical outlets. The indice of beverage prices in hyper and supermarkets is carried out by 100% using scanner data, whereas that of meat by 30%, that of other food products by 76% and that of cleaning and personal care products by 98%.

The price indice in the other kinds of stores is calculated only with prices collected by collectors in physical outlets.

The price collection carried out by collectors on the field has been suspended since 16 March: for the concerned products, INSEE has introduced new collection methods (price collection on line, increased use of scanner data) but the percentage of imputed prices remained high and the quality of the indices didn’t allow to publish the indices for the others kinds of stores than hyper and supermarkets.

Next publication: 12 June 2020 at 12h00


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