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

The inflation rate in France was recorded at 0.30 percent in May of 2015. Inflation Rate in France averaged 4.62 percent from 1958 until 2015, 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
0.30 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. Content for - France Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-04-15 07:45 AM Mar -0.1% -0.3% -0.15%
2015-05-13 07:45 AM Apr 0.1% -0.1% 0.13%
2015-06-11 07:45 AM May 0.3% 0.1% 0.2%
2015-07-15 07:45 AM Jun 0.3% 0.4%
2015-08-13 06:30 AM Jul -0.22%
2015-09-11 07:45 AM Aug -0.24%


French Inflation Accelerates for the Second Straight Month


French annual inflation was reported at 0.3 percent in May of 2015, up from 0.1 percent in the previous month and matching market consensus, as a rise in prices of food and services offset a decline in cost of manufactured products and energy.

Year-on-year, cost increased for: food (+0.4 percent), fresh food (+6.4 percent), transport and communication services (+1.6 percent), other services (+1.5 percent), actual rentals and services for dwellings (+1.0 percent), tobacco (+0.3 percent) and clothing and footwear (+0.0 percent). In contrast, prices declined for: petroleum products (-6.3 percent), food excluding fresh products (-0.5 percent) and medical products (-3.1 percent) and other manufactured products (-0.2 percent).

On a monthly basis, the consumer price index increased 0.2 percent in May, following a 0.1 percent rise in the preceding month. Price increases were reported for all categories except medical products, actual rentals and services for dwellings and transport and communication services. Prices of fresh food rose the most by 3.2 percent, followed by petroleum products (+2.1 percent), clothing and footwear (+0.6 percent) and fresh food (+0.5 percent).(+2.3 percent). In contrast, cost of medical products declined by 0.5 percent and prices of actual rentals and services  services for dwelling fell 0.6 percent.

In May, the core inflation indicator (ISJ) grew by 0.2 percent (after +0.1 percent in March and April) and by 0.6 percent year-on-year (after +0.4 percent in April). 

The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) was up 0.2 percent over a month and by 0.3 percent year-on-year (after +0.1 percent month-on-month and year-on-year in April).

INSEE l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
6/11/2015 10:25:47 AM


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France Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.30 0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.10 0.83 -1.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 128.57 128.27 128.57 84.90 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 116.32 116.03 116.32 114.17 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 105.00 105.30 110.10 81.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -1.70 -1.90 7.30 -7.60 percent [+]
Export Prices 120.50 120.20 120.60 87.20 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 109.00 108.40 122.60 86.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.40 0.30 6.50 -1.50 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 123.15 122.95 123.15 85.30 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.60 0.40 4.00 -0.20 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.30 Mar/15 1.70 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.47 May/15 8.17 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 0.90 May/15 0.80 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.20 May/15 1.50 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.20 Jun/15 0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.30 May/15 0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Jun/15 0.70 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.01 May/15 4.87 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 7.26 Jun/15 7.15 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.10 Jun/15 0.10 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 0.50 May/15 0.60 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 2.88 May/15 3.06 179.73 2.88 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.10 May/15 0.60 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.80 May/15 16.40 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.70 Jun/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain 0.10 Jun/15 -0.20 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.20 May/15 -1.10 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.20 Jun/15 8.09 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.10 May/15 -0.10 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States 0.00 May/15 -0.20 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]