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

The French consumer price inflation stood at 1.6 percent year-on-year in March 2018, slightly above the preliminary estimate of 1.5 percent and 1.2 percent reported in February. It was the highest inflation rate since October 2012 as energy cost rose more than initially thought and manufactured products prices fell less. Inflation Rate in France averaged 4.43 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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French March Inflation Rate Revised Up to 1.6%


The French consumer price inflation stood at 1.6 percent year-on-year in March 2018, slightly above the preliminary estimate of 1.5 percent, as energy cost rose more than initially thought and manufactured products prices fell less than previously estimated. March's inflation came in stronger than the previous month's 1.2 percent, hitting its highest level since October 2012.

Prices rose at a faster pace for: services (1.4 percent vs 1.1 percent in February); food (1.5 percent vs 0.8 percent), of which fresh food (2.8 percent vs -1.3 percent) and other food (1.2 percent, the same as in February); and tobacco (16.6 percent vs 4.9 percent). On the other hand, energy inflation slowed to 5 percent in March (vs a preliminary 4.9 percent) from 5.2 percent in the previous month, while manufactured products prices fell by 0.3 percent (vs a preliminary -0.4 percent), after a 0.1 percent rise in February.
 
Annual core inflation, which excludes public sector prices, the most volatile consumer prices and the tax measures, edged up to 0.9 percent in March from 0.8 percent in February.
 
On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 1 percent in March, the steepest gain on record, after being flat in February. This rise came from a rebound in manufactured products prices after the end of winter sales (2.1 percent vs -0.3 percent) and in food prices (0.4 percent vs -0.1 percent). Furthermore, tobacco prices rose markedly (13.2 percent) and those of services accelerated over one month (0.4 percent vs 0.1 percent). On the other hand, energy prices fell 0.7 percent in the wake of petroleum product prices.
 
The harmonised index of consumer prices rose by 1.7 percent from the previous year; and by 1.1 percent from the previous month.


INSEE, France | Chusnul Ch Manan | chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
4/12/2018 8:20:48 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-15 07:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.2% 1.3% 1.2% 1.2%
2018-03-30 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 1.5% 1.2% 1.5% 1.4%
2018-04-12 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.6% 1.2% 1.5% 1.5%
2018-04-27 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 1.6% 1.5%
2018-05-15 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.6%
2018-05-31 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 1.4%


France Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.60 1.20 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.00 0.00 1.00 -1.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.75 101.72 102.75 66.40 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 103.22 102.05 103.22 65.64 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.78 101.45 101.86 69.30 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.90 0.80 4.00 -0.20 percent [+]
Producer Prices 102.00 101.90 102.00 96.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.50 1.20 7.30 -7.60 percent [+]
Export Prices 114.70 115.10 120.60 87.20 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 100.40 100.40 122.60 86.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.50 0.80 6.50 -1.50 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 103.29 103.51 103.51 52.61 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 104.51 104.72 104.72 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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.60 1.20 18.80 -0.70 1958 - 2018 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Dec/17
Brazil 2.68 Mar/18
Canada 2.20 Feb/18
China 2.10 Mar/18
Euro Area 1.30 Mar/18
France 1.60 Mar/18
Germany 1.60 Mar/18
India 4.28 Mar/18
Indonesia 3.40 Mar/18
Italy 0.80 Mar/18
Japan 1.50 Feb/18
Mexico 5.04 Mar/18
Netherlands 1.00 Mar/18
Russia 2.40 Mar/18
South Korea 1.30 Mar/18
Spain 1.20 Mar/18
Switzerland 0.80 Mar/18
Turkey 10.23 Mar/18
United Kingdom 2.50 Mar/18
United States 2.40 Mar/18


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