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Informations Rapides · 31 August 2021 · n° 222
Informations rapidesIn August 2021, consumer prices increased by 1.9% year on yearConsumer price index - provisional results - August 2021

Informations rapides
No 222
Paru le : Paru le 31/08/2021
Prochaine parution le : 29/10/2021 at 08:45 - October 2021
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 15 September 2021.

Additional information is available in “For further information”.

Over a year, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) should rise by 1.9% in August 2021, after +1.2% in the previous month, according to the provisional estimate made at the end of the month. This increase in inflation should result in particular from the rebound in manufactured good prices linked to the end of summer sales. The prices of food and those of energy should accelerate. The prices of services should grow slightly in link with those of transports. The increase in tobacco prices should maintain at the same level as in the last month.

Over one month, consumer prices should rise by 0.6% in August, after +0,1% in July. The prices of manufactured goods should rebound sharply. The prices of food should accelerate in the wake of those of fresh food and those of tobacco should be stable after a decrease in the previous month. The prices of services and those of energy should slow down.

Year on year, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices should rise by 2.4% after +1.5% in July. Over one month, it should increase by 0.7% after +0.1% in the previous month.

Consumer Price Indices

Year-on-year change %; 2015: 100
Consumer Price Indices (Year-on-year change %; 2015: 100)
Weight 2021 August 2020 July 2021 August 2021 (p)
CPI - All items* 10000 0.2 1.2 1.9
Food 1785 0.9 0.9 1.2
- Fresh food 261 1.5 3.8 6.3
- Other food products 1524 0.8 0.4 0.3
Tobacco 243 13.8 5.1 5.1
Energy 746 -7.1 12.3 12.7
Manufactured products 2501 -0.2 -1.1 1.3
Services 4725 0.9 0.6 0.7
HICP** - All items 10000 0.2 1.5 2.4
  • (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
2021-02 0.6 0.0
2021-03 1.1 0.6
2021-04 1.2 0.1
2021-05 1.4 0.3
2021-06 1.5 0.1
2021-07 1.2 0.1
2021-08 1.9 0.6

Variations in the consumer price index

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

For further information

In August, 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 7%.

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: 15 September 2021 at 8:45 am

Next publication: 30 September 2021 at 8:45 am

Pour en savoir plus

In August, 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 7%.

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: 15 September 2021 at 8:45 am

Next publication: 30 September 2021 at 8:45 am

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