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Informations rapides · 15 January 2021 · n° 010
Informations rapidesIn December 2020, the prices of frequently purchased goods sold in hyper and supermarkets fell by 0.2% year on yearPrice Index in large and predominantly-food stores - December 2020

In December 2020, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets rose by 0.1% over a month as in November.

Compared with the same month last year, the prices of these goods declined for the third consecutive month: –0.2% in December, after –0.1% in November and October.

Informations rapides
No 010
Paru le : Paru le 15/01/2021
Warning

The health crisis due to the Covid-19 impacts the quality of the data for December 2020: price collection on the field was adjourned from the 30th October of 2020 to the 4th January of 2021. It did not allow to publish some indices of this publication.

Additional information is available in “For further information”.

In December 2020, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets rose by 0.1% over a month as in November.

Compared with the same month last year, the prices of these goods declined for the third consecutive month: –0.2% in December, after –0.1% in November and October.

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
2020-05 1.1 NaN
2020-06 0.8 NaN
2020-07 0.6 1.0
2020-08 0.4 0.8
2020-09 0.1 0.8
2020-10 -0.1 0.8
2020-11 -0.1 NaN
2020-12 -0.2 NaN
  • NB: "Other stores" data not available for April, May, June, and since November 2020
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France

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

  • NB: "Other stores" data not available for April, May, June, and since November 2020
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indices

Prices of frequently purchased goods

2015:100
Prices of frequently purchased goods (2015:100)
Index December 2020 Changes (%) compared to
last month (m-o-m) (1) 12 months before (y-o-y) (2)
Hyper and supermarkets (A) 103.04 0.1 -0.2
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 December.
  • (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
2020-05 108.33 104.22 103.37 97.32
2020-06 108.25 104.16 103.19 97.02
2020-07 107.78 104.15 103.04 97.47
2020-08 108.14 104.4 103.03 97.84
2020-09 107.76 103.95 102.63 96.78
2020-10 107.39 103.77 102.5 96.96
2020-11 107.8 104.03 102.53 96.98
2020-12 108.05 103.94 102.53 97.28

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
December 2020 last month (m-o-m) (1) 12 months before (y-o-y) (2)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 104.19 0.0 0
- Meat 108.05 0.2 0.8
- Beverages 103.94 -0.1 0.1
- Other food products 102.53 0.0 -0.5
Clearing and personal care products 97.28 0.3 -1.1
Total Hyper and supermarkets 103.04 0.1 -0.2
  • (1) [m/(m-1)]
  • (2) [m/(m-12)]
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indices

Year on year, food prices in hyper and supermarkets were stable

The prices of food (excluding fresh produces) sold in hyper and supermarkets were stable in December, after +0.2% in November. Year on year, their prices have slowed down for the eighth consecutive month: they were stable in December, after +0.1% in November and +1.7% in April.

The prices of meat sold in hyper and supermarkets increased by 0.2% in December, after +0.4% in November. Year on year, they slowed down: +0.8% in December, after +1.1% in November.

The prices of beverages sold in hyper and supermarkets fell in December: –0.1%, after +0.3% in November. Year on year, the prices of these products slowed down: +0.1% in December, after +0.3% in November.

The prices of other food products (excluding fresh food) were stable in December as in the previous month. Year on year, the prices of these products fell: –0.5% in December, after –0.4% in November.

Year on year, the prices of cleaning and personal care products in hyper and supermarkets declined

In December, the prices of cleaning and personal care products sold in hyper and supermarkets rose: +0.3% in December, after being stable in November. Year on year, the prices of these products declined: –1.1% in December as in November.

For further information

The price index 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 price index of beverage 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 index 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 was adjourned in November and December (after being adjourned from the 16 March to the 15th June of 2020). INSEE has introduced new collection methods (price collection on line, price collection by phone, increased use of scanner data) but the percentage of imputed prices remained high in December and the quality of the indexes did not allow to publish the indexes for the others kinds of stores than hyper and supermarkets.

For further information: https://www.insee.fr/en/statistiques/5010647#documentation

Next publication: 19 February 2021 at 12:00

The price index 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 price index of beverage 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 index 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 was adjourned in November and December (after being adjourned from the 16 March to the 15th June of 2020). INSEE has introduced new collection methods (price collection on line, price collection by phone, increased use of scanner data) but the percentage of imputed prices remained high in December and the quality of the indexes did not allow to publish the indexes for the others kinds of stores than hyper and supermarkets.

For further information: https://www.insee.fr/en/statistiques/5010647#documentation

Next publication: 19 February 2021 at 12:00


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