France Inflation Rate Rises At Slightly Faster Pace In April


Consumer prices in France are set to rise 1.2 percent year-on-year in April of 2017, slightly higher than a 1.1 percent gain in March, preliminary estimates showed. While prices went up further for food, energy and services, cost of manufactured products continued to fall.

Year-on-year,  prices increased for: food (0.7 percent from 0.8 percent in the prior month, namely fresh food: 3.4 percent and other food: 0.3 percent), energy (9.3 percent from 9.9 percent) and services (1.0 percent from 1.1). In contrast, prices fell for manufactured products (-0.7 percent from -0.1).

On a monthly basis,  consumer prices  are expected to increase 0.1 percent, after a 0.6 percent rise in the previous month. 

The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) rose 0.1 percent on the month, following a 0.7 percent increase in a month earlier . Year-on-year, it rose 1.4 percent, the same as in the previous two months.

France Inflation Rate Rises At Slightly Faster Pace In April


Insee l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
4/28/2017 8:17:04 AM