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

The inflation rate in France was recorded at -0.10 percent in March 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
-0.10 -0.30 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 Sunday, April 19, 2015.


French Records Deflation for Third Straight Month


Consumer prices in France dropped by 0.1 percent year-on-year in March of 2015, following a 0.3 percent fall in the previous month. It is the third time since November 2009 the inflation turns negative, mainly due to lower cost of energy and manufactured products.

Year-on-year, costs declined for petroleum products (-8.7 percent), medical products (-3.2 percent), other manufactured products (-0.7 percent) and food excluding fresh food (-0.6 percent). In contrast, prices increased for fresh food (+5.1 percent), food (+0.1 percent), tobacco (+0.3 percent), actual rentals and services for dwellings (+0.9 percent), medical services (+0.5 percent), transport and communication services (+0.9 percent) and other services (+1.3 percent). 

On a monthly basis, the consumer price index accelerated 0.7 percent in March, the same pace as in the preceding month. The highest price increases were reported for all categories except for medical products, medical services and transport and communication services. Prices of clothing and footwear rose the most by 12.6 percent, followed by petroleum products (+2.9 percent) and fresh food (+2.3 percent). Meanwhile, cost of medical products declined by 0.7 percent, followed by medical services (-0.2 percent) and food excluding fresh food (-0.1 percent).

In March, annual core inflation accelerated to 0.2 percent after registering a 0.1 percent increase in the preceding month.

The harmonized index of consumer prices in March was recorded at 0.0 percent year-on-year, following a 0.3 percent drop in February. On a monthly basis, the index accelerated to 0.7  percent, unchanged from the preceding month.

Insee l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
4/15/2015 9:29:31 AM


Recent Releases

France Reports Deflation For Second Straight Month
Consumer prices in France dropped 0.3 percent year-on-year in February of 2015, following a 0.4 percent fall in the previous month. It is the second time since November 2009 the inflation turns negative, mainly due to lower cost of energy and manufactured products. Published on 2015-03-12

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. Published on 2015-02-19


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-02-19 07:45 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
-0.4% 0.1% -0.2%
2015-03-12 07:45 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
-0.3% -0.4% -0.27%
2015-04-15 07:45 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
-0.1% -0.3% -0.15%
2015-05-14 07:45 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
-0.1% 0.13%
2015-06-12 06:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  May
0.09%
2015-07-10 07:45 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jun
0.07%


France Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.10 -0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.70 -1.00 0.83 -1.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 128.12 127.28 128.29 84.90 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 115.87 115.01 115.97 114.17 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 105.60 104.90 110.10 81.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -2.50 -3.40 7.30 -7.60 percent [+]
Export Prices 118.90 118.80 120.60 87.20 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 106.10 107.70 122.60 86.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.10 0.10 6.50 -1.50 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 122.82 122.64 122.86 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 8.13 Mar/15 7.70 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.20 Mar/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Mar/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Mar/15 0.09 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.17 Mar/15 5.37 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.38 Mar/15 6.29 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.09 Mar/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.20 Feb/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.14 Mar/15 3.00 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.38 Mar/15 0.20 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.90 Mar/15 16.70 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Mar/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.70 Mar/15 -1.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.90 Mar/15 -0.80 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.61 Mar/15 7.55 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.00 Mar/15 0.00 8.50 0.00 percent [+]
United States -0.10 Mar/15 0.00 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]