France Inflation Rate  1958-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

France's annual inflation rate stood at 2.3 percent in August 2018, unchanged from the preliminary estimate and the same as in the previous month. It remained the highest inflation rate since May of 2016, when prices showed no growth. Inflation was steady for services and tobacco. Inflation Rate in France averaged 4.41 percent from 1958 until 2018, 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.

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France Inflation Rate Confirmed at 2.3% in August


France's annual inflation rate stood at 2.3 percent in August 2018, unchanged from the preliminary estimate and the same as in the previous month. It remained the highest inflation rate since May of 2016, when prices showed no growth. Inflation was steady for services and tobacco.

Energy inflation eased to 13 percent in August from 14.3 percent in the previous month; while food prices rose to 2.2 percent, compared with 1.9 percent in July, boosted by fresh food (6.9 percent vs 6.4 percent) and other food products (1.4 percent vs 1.2 percent). Meantime, inflation was steady for services (at 1.3 percent) and tobacco (at 16.8 percent) while manufactured products prices fell 0.1 percent, the same pace as in July.

Annual core inflation, which excludes public sector prices, the most volatile consumer prices and the tax measures was unchanged at 0.9 percent in August, the same pace as in July.
 
On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 0.5 percent in August, recovering from a 0.1 percent fall in July and matching market expectations. The rebound came from a seasonal increase in manufactured product prices (1.1 percent from -2.8 percent), after summer sales in metropolitan area. Meantime, food prices accelerated (0.3 percent from 0.1 percent), in the wake of those in food excluding fresh products. By contrast, services prices sharply slowed down (0.3 percent from 1.1 percent), due to the seasonal downturn in airfares and the drop in communication services prices.
 
The harmonised index of consumer prices went up by 2.6 percent from the previous year (the same pace as in July); and by 0.5 percent month-over-month (vs -0.1 percent in July).
 
 


INSEE, France l Chusnul Ch Manan | chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
9/13/2018 9:51:18 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-14 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 2.3% 2% 2.3% 2.3%
2018-08-31 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 2.3% 2.3% 2.3%
2018-09-13 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 2.3% 2.3% 2.3% 2.3%
2018-09-28 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 2.3% 2.2%
2018-10-12 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 2.3%
2018-10-31 07:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 2%


France Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.30 2.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.50 -0.10 1.00 -1.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 103.78 103.28 103.78 66.40 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 104.38 103.80 104.38 65.64 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 102.08 102.00 102.08 69.30 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.90 0.90 4.00 -0.20 percent [+]
Producer Prices 102.80 102.20 102.80 96.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.90 3.40 7.30 -7.60 percent [+]
Export Prices 116.20 116.00 120.60 87.20 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 102.20 102.00 122.60 86.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.20 1.90 6.50 -1.50 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 103.84 103.93 103.93 52.61 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 109.33 109.37 109.37 57.10 Index Points [+]


France Inflation Rate

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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.30 2.30 18.80 -0.70 1958 - 2018 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA




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