France Inflation Rate  1958-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

France consumer prices fell 0.2 year-on-year in April of 2016, following a 0.1 percent drop in March and matching preliminary estimates. It is the 3rd straight month of decline as a drop in cost of manufactured products and energy offset an increase in cost of food and services. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.1 percent, easing from 0.7 percent in the preceding month and in line with expectations. Inflation Rate in France averaged 4.55 percent from 1958 until 2016, 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.20 -0.10 18.80 -0.70 1958 - 2016 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 the latest reported value for - France Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. France Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-13 06:45 AM Mar -0.1% -0.2% -0.1% -0.2%
2016-04-29 06:45 AM Apr -0.2% -0.1% -0.1% 0.1%
2016-05-12 06:45 AM Apr -0.2% -0.1% -0.2% -0.2%
2016-05-31 06:45 AM May -0.2% -0.1%
2016-06-15 06:45 AM May -0.2% -0.1%
2016-06-30 06:45 AM Jun 0.1%

France CPI Confirmed at -0.2% YoY in April


France consumer prices fell 0.2 year-on-year in April of 2016, following a 0.1 percent drop in March and matching preliminary estimates. It is the 3rd straight month of decline as a drop in cost of manufactured products and energy offset an increase in cost of food and services.

Year-on-year, cost declined for: medical products (-3.6 percent), petroleum products (-12.1 percent) and transport (-3.1 percent). In contrast, prices rose for: food (+0.4 percent),  fresh food ( +1.5 percent) and other food (+0.2 percent), actual rentals and services for dwellings (+0.4  percent), communication (+2.1 percent) and other services (+1.5 percent). Prices remained unchanged for tobacco, clothing and footwear and other manufactured products.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.1 percent, easing from 0.7 percent in the preceding month and in line with expectations. Prices were up for: clothing and footwear (+0.4 percent), other manufactured products (+0.4 percent), petroleum products (+1.5 percent), medical services (+0.1 percent), transport (+1.2 percent), communication (+1.2 percent) and other services (+0.1 percent). In contrast, cost fell for: fresh food (-0.1 percent), medical products (-0.5 percent) and other manufactured products (-0.3 percent). Prices remained unchanged for: food, other food,  tobacco and actual rentals and services for dwellings. 

In April, core inflation indicator (ISJ) rose 0.1 percent month-on-month, the same pace as in March. Compared to the same month a year earlier, it went up by 0.6 percent after declining 0.1 percent in the preceding month

The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) rose 0.1 percent in April over a month, after a 0.8 percent increase in the previous month. Year-on-year, it declined by 0.1 percent, the same pace as in March.

Insee l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
5/12/2016 8:07:44 AM

France Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.20 -0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.70 0.83 -1.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.08 100.00 100.52 66.40 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 100.17 100.05 100.49 65.64 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 100.52 100.43 123.43 85.30 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.60 0.70 4.00 -0.20 percent [+]
Producer Prices 101.70 101.50 110.10 81.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -4.00 -4.20 7.30 -7.60 percent [+]
Export Prices 114.30 115.30 120.60 87.20 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 98.80 99.80 122.60 86.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.40 0.40 6.50 -1.50 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 98.09 97.77 103.02 57.10 Index Points [+]




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