France Inflation Rate 1958-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in France was recorded at -0.40 percent in January of 2015. Inflation Rate in France averaged 4.69 Percent from 1958 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 18.80 Percent in April of 1958 and a record low of -0.70 Percent in July of 2009. Inflation Rate in France is reported by the INSEE, France.

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France Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.40 0.10 18.80 -0.70 1958 - 2015 percent Monthly
1998=100
In France, the most important categories in the consumer price index are manufactured products excluding clothing and pharmaceuticals (20.6 percent of total weight) and food (16.4 percent). The index also includes: healthcare (10.1 percent); energy (8.7 percent); rentals and real estate services (7.4 percent); transport and communication services (5 percent); clothing and footwear (4.7 percent) and pharmaceuticals (4.6 percent). These weighs are updated annually and express the share of expenditures on a given aggregate as a total of the household consumption expenditures. This page provides - France Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - France Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Saturday, February 28, 2015.


French Inflation Rate Turns Negative in January


Consumer prices in France dropped 0.4 percent year-on-year in January of 2015, following a 0.1 percent increase in the previous month. It is the first time since November 2009 the inflation turns negative, mainly due to lower cost of energy, manufactured products and food.

Year-on-year, costs declined for petroleum products (-15.9 percent), medical products (-2.8 percent), other manufactured products (-1.2 percent), clothing and footwear (-1.0 percent), food (-0.2 percent) and food excluding fresh food (-0.5 percent). In contrast, prices increased for fresh food (+1.6 percent), tobacco (+1.4 percent), actual rentals and services for dwellings (+1.2 percent), medical services (+0.8 percent), transport and communication services (+0.3 percent) and other services (+1.6 percent). 

On a monthly basis, the consumer price index declined 1.0 percent, after a 0.1 percent drop in December. The highest price decreases were reported for clothing and footwear (-16.5 percent), petroleum products (-6.0 percent), transport and communication services (-1.4 percent), other manufactured products (-0.5 percent) and medical products (-0.4 percent).

In January, annual core inflation accelerated to 0.2 percent after  registering a a 0.0 percent in the preceding month.

The harmonized index of consumer prices in January fell by 0.4 percent year-on-year and by 1.1 percent on monthly basis.

Insee l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
2/19/2015 11:42:52 AM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-12-11 07:45 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Nov
0.3% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5%
2015-01-14 07:45 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Dec
0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
2015-02-19 07:45 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
-0.4% 0.1% -0.2%
2015-03-13 07:45 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
-0.4% 0.17%
2015-04-10 07:45 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
0.15%
2015-05-14 07:45 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
0.13%


France Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.40 0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -1.00 0.10 0.83 -0.56 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 126.45 127.73 128.29 84.90 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 114.17 115.47 115.97 114.63 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 105.40 105.90 110.10 81.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -3.30 -2.50 7.30 -7.60 percent [+]
Export Prices 119.40 120.00 120.60 87.20 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 109.90 110.80 122.60 86.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -0.20 -0.40 6.50 -1.50 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 122.41 122.35 122.86 85.30 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.20 -0.10 4.00 -0.20 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.70 Nov/14 2.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 7.14 Jan/15 6.41 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.00 Jan/15 1.50 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 0.80 Jan/15 1.50 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.60 Jan/15 -0.20 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.40 Jan/15 0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.10 Feb/15 -0.40 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.11 Jan/15 5.00 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.96 Jan/15 8.36 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.19 Feb/15 -0.60 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.40 Jan/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.07 Jan/15 4.08 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.00 Jan/15 0.70 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.00 Jan/15 11.40 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.80 Jan/15 0.80 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -1.10 Feb/15 -1.30 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.50 Jan/15 -0.30 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.24 Jan/15 8.17 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.30 Jan/15 0.50 8.50 0.30 percent [+]
United States -0.10 Jan/15 0.80 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]