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Informations Rapides · 2 February 2021 · n° 033
Informations rapidesIn January 2021, consumer prices increased by 0.6% year on yearConsumer price index - provisional results - January 2021

Over a year, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) should rise by 0.6% in January 2021, after being stable in the previous month, according to the provisional estimate made at the end of the month. This increase in inflation should result from the acceleration of service prices and that of tobacco prices and from a rebound in manufactured goods prices, due to the offset of winter sales. The decrease in the energy prices should soften in the wake of petroleum product prices. The food prices should grow, year on year, at the same rate as in the previous month.

Over one month, consumer prices should rise by 0.2%, as in December. The food prices should rebound and those of tobacco should grow after being stable in the previous month. The prices of manufactured goods should fall less than in the last month. The energy prices should rise at the same rate as in the previous month and those of services should slow down.

Year on year, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices should rise by 0.8% after being stable in December. Over one month, it should increase by 0.3% after +0.2% in the previous month.

Informations rapides
No 033
Paru le : Paru le 02/02/2021
Prochaine parution le : 29/07/2022 at 08:45 - July 2022
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 19 February 2021.

Additional information is available in “For further information”.

Over a year, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) should rise by 0.6% in January 2021, after being stable in the previous month, according to the provisional estimate made at the end of the month. This increase in inflation should result from the acceleration of service prices and that of tobacco prices and from a rebound in manufactured goods prices, due to the offset of winter sales. The decrease in the energy prices should soften in the wake of petroleum product prices. The food prices should grow, year on year, at the same rate as in the previous month.

Over one month, consumer prices should rise by 0.2%, as in December. The food prices should rebound and those of tobacco should grow after being stable in the previous month. The prices of manufactured goods should fall less than in the last month. The energy prices should rise at the same rate as in the previous month and those of services should slow down.

Year on year, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices should rise by 0.8% after being stable in December. Over one month, it should increase by 0.3% after +0.2% in the previous month.

Consumer Price Indices

Year-on-year change %; 2015: 100
Consumer Price Indices (Year-on-year change %; 2015: 100)
Weight 2021 (p) January 2020 December 2020 January 2021 (p)
CPI - All items* 10000 1.5 0.0 0.6
Food 1795 2.0 1.0 1.0
- Fresh food 263 2.4 6.2 4.8
- Other food products 1532 1.9 0.2 0.3
Tobacco 247 14.4 12.5 12.7
Energy 753 4.5 -7.0 -5.9
Manufactured products 2479 -0.3 -0.9 1.0
Services 4726 1.3 0.7 0.9
HICP** - All items 10000 1.7 0.0 0.8
  • (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
2020-03 0.7 0.1
2020-04 0.3 0.0
2020-05 0.4 0.1
2020-06 0.2 0.1
2020-07 0.8 0.4
2020-08 0.2 -0.1
2020-09 0.0 -0.5
2020-10 0.0 0.0
2020-11 0.2 0.2
2020-12 0.0 0.2
2021-01 0.6 0.2

Variations in the consumer price index

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

For further information

The price collection carried out by collectors on the field (about 40% in the CPI) has resumed in January after being adjourned from 30 October 2020 to 4 January 2021. During this period, several new collection methods have been used to deal with the lack of information on the field: price collection online, telephone collection, scanner data. Due to the change in the mode of price collection, the measure of price change between December and January might be more unprecise than usually. In January, the missing prices due to a lack of collection or an impossibility to purchase the products were imputed in compliance with Eurostat guidelines. The imputation rate should be 8%.

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: 19 February 2021 at 8:45 am

Next publication: 26 February 2021 at 8:45 am

Pour en savoir plus

The price collection carried out by collectors on the field (about 40% in the CPI) has resumed in January after being adjourned from 30 October 2020 to 4 January 2021. During this period, several new collection methods have been used to deal with the lack of information on the field: price collection online, telephone collection, scanner data. Due to the change in the mode of price collection, the measure of price change between December and January might be more unprecise than usually. In January, the missing prices due to a lack of collection or an impossibility to purchase the products were imputed in compliance with Eurostat guidelines. The imputation rate should be 8%.

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: 19 February 2021 at 8:45 am

Next publication: 26 February 2021 at 8:45 am

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