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Informations Rapides · 12 May 2021 · n° 124
Informations rapidesIn April 2021, the prices of frequently purchased goods sold in hyper and supermarkets fell by 0.6% year on yearPrice Index in large and predominantly-food stores - April 2021

Informations rapides
No 124
Paru le : Paru le 12/05/2021
Warning

The health crisis due to the Covid-19 impacts the quality of the data. Price collection on the field was adjourned in 2020 spring, at the end of year 2020 and since the 20 March 2021 or the 3 April 2021 depending on departments. It did not allow to publish some indices.

Additional information is available in “For further information”.

In April 2021, the prices of frequently purchased goods in hyper and supermarkets were stable over a month, after +0.1% in March.

Compared with the same month last year, the prices of frequently purchased goods sold in hyper and supermarkets declined for the seventh consecutive month: –0.6% in April, after –0.3% in March, February and January.

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
2021-01 -0.3 1.1
2021-02 -0.3 1.2
2021-03 -0.3 1.4
2021-04 -0.6 NaN
  • NB: "Other stores" data not available for April, May, June, November, December 2020 and April 2021
  • 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, November, December 2020 and April 2021
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indices

Prices of frequently purchased goods

2015:100
Prices of frequently purchased goods (2015:100)
Index April 2021 Changes (%) compared to
last month (m-o-m) (1) 12 months before (y-o-y) (2)
Hyper and supermarkets (A) 102.98 0.0 -0.6
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
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
2021-01 107.46 104.3 102.36 96.35
2021-02 107.96 104.3 102.23 96.88
2021-03 107.69 104.14 102.64 96.71
2021-04 107.93 104.24 102.66 96.2

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 2021 last month (m-o-m) (1) 12 months before (y-o-y) (2)
Food and beverages (excluding fresh foodstuffs) 104.30 0.1 -0.4
- Meat 107.93 0.2 -0.1
- Beverages 104.24 0.1 0.0
- Other food products 102.66 0.0 -0.7
Clearing and personal care products 96.20 -0.5 -1.5
Total Hyper and supermarkets 102.98 0.0 -0.6
  • (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 fell

Month on month, the prices of food (excluding fresh produces) sold in hyper and supermarkets rose by 0.1% in April as in March. Year on year, the fall in their prices accentuated: –0.4% in April, after –0.2% in March.

The prices of meat sold in hyper and supermarkets rebounded month on month: +0.2% in April, after –0.3% in March. Year on year, they decreased: –0.1% in April, after being stable in March.

The prices of beverages sold in hyper and supermarkets rebounded by 0.1% in April, after –0.2% in March. Year on year, the prices of these products were stable, after –0.1% in March.

The prices of other food products (excluding fresh food) were stable in April, after +0.4% in March. Year on year, the prices of these products fell more markedly: –0.7% in April, after –0.3% in March.

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

Month on month, the prices of cleaning and personal care products sold in hyper and supermarkets declined: –0.5% in April, after –0.2% in March. Year on year, the fall in these prices increased: –1.5% in April, after –0.8% in March.

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 health crisis, 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 15 June of 2020) and anew from the 20 March 2021 or the 3 April 2021 depending on departments under lockdown. INSEE introduced new collection methods (price collection on line, price collection by phone, increased use of scanner data) but the quality of the indices did not allow to publish the indices from April to June 2020, in November and December 2020 and in April 2021 for the others kinds of stores than hyper and supermarkets.

For further information: A note "data quality" is available in the: https://www.insee.fr/en/statistiques/5010790#documentation

Next publication: 15 June 2021 at 12:00

Documentation

Abbreviated Methodology (pdf, 167 Ko)

Pour en savoir plus

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 health crisis, 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 15 June of 2020) and anew from the 20 March 2021 or the 3 April 2021 depending on departments under lockdown. INSEE introduced new collection methods (price collection on line, price collection by phone, increased use of scanner data) but the quality of the indices did not allow to publish the indices from April to June 2020, in November and December 2020 and in April 2021 for the others kinds of stores than hyper and supermarkets.

For further information: A note "data quality" is available in the: https://www.insee.fr/en/statistiques/5010790#documentation

Next publication: 15 June 2021 at 12:00

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