Annual inflation rate in France was confirmed at 4.8% in April of 2022, the highest since October of 1985, compared to 4.5% in March. Prices accelerated for services (+3.0% after +2.3% in March), food (+3.8% after +2.9%) and manufactured goods (+2.6% after +2.1%). Meanwhile, prices of energy slowed down but continued to rise sharply over one year (+26.5% after +29.2%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 0.4%, after a record increase of 1.4% in March.The harmonised index increased by 5.4% on the year, the most on record and by 0.5% over the prior month. source: INSEE, France

Inflation Rate in France averaged 4.24 percent from 1958 until 2022, 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. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2022.

Inflation Rate in France is expected to be 3.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the France Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.60 percent in 2023 and 1.40 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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France Inflation Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-04-29 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel Apr 4.8% 4.5% 4.5% 4.6%
2022-05-13 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final Apr 4.8% 4.5% 4.8% 4.8%
2022-05-31 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel May 4.8%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 4.80 4.50 percent Apr 2022
Inflation Rate Mom 0.40 1.40 percent Apr 2022
Harmonised Consumer Prices 112.78 112.26 points Apr 2022
Consumer Price Index CPI 110.95 110.49 points Apr 2022
Core Consumer Prices 107.24 106.51 points Apr 2022
Core Inflation Rate 2.50 1.60 percent Feb 2022
Producer Prices 134.50 128.90 points Mar 2022
Producer Prices Change 26.50 22.40 percent Mar 2022
Export Prices 152.30 144.70 points Mar 2022
Import Prices 144.60 134.10 points Mar 2022
Food Inflation 2.90 1.90 percent Mar 2022
Producer Price Inflation MoM 4.30 0.90 percent Mar 2022
CPI Transportation 119.74 120.78 points Apr 2022
CPI Housing Utilities 118.23 117.52 points Apr 2022

France Inflation Rate
In France, the most important category in the consumer price index is services (48 percent of total weight), in particular actual rentals and services for dwellings (7 percent), health services (6 percent), transport (3 percent), and communication (2 percent). The index also includes: manufactured products (26 percent) such as medical products (4 percent) and clothing and footwear (4 percent); food (16 percent); energy (8 percent) such as petroleum products (4 percent); and tobacco (2 percent).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.80 4.50 18.80 -0.70 1958 - 2022 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA

News Stream
French Inflation Rate Confirmed at 36-1/2-Year High
Annual inflation rate in France was confirmed at 4.8% in April of 2022, the highest since October of 1985, compared to 4.5% in March. Prices accelerated for services (+3.0% after +2.3% in March), food (+3.8% after +2.9%) and manufactured goods (+2.6% after +2.1%). Meanwhile, prices of energy slowed down but continued to rise sharply over one year (+26.5% after +29.2%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 0.4%, after a record increase of 1.4% in March. The harmonised index increased by 5.4% on the year, the most on record and by 0.5% over the prior month.
2022-05-13
France Inflation Rate Unexpectedly Accelerates
The annual inflation rate in France accelerated to 4.8% in April of 2022, the highest since October of 1985, and above market forecasts of 4.5%, preliminary estimates showed. The biggest upward pressure should result from the acceleration of service (2.9% vs 2.3% in March), food (3.8% vs 2.9%) and manufactured good prices (2.7% vs 2.1%). Meanwhile, energy prices should ease but continue to rise sharply over one year (26.6% vs 29.2%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.4%, after a 1.4 percent gain in March. The harmonized consumer price index increased at a fresh record of 5.4%.
2022-04-29
France Inflation Rate Confirmed at 1985-High
Annual inflation rate in France was confirmed at 4.5% in March of 2022, the highest since December of 1985, compared to 3.6% in February. The rise in the inflation rate was mostly due to soaring energy prices (29.2% vs 21.1% in February), namely petroleum product prices (43.5% vs 26.9%), diesel (43.6% vs 26.3%), petrol (30.5% vs 22.4%) and liquid fuels (84% vs 43.4%). Prices of electricity rose as well (6% vs 4.9%) while gas slowed down (41.3% vs 47.1%). Cost also increased for food (2.9% vs 2.1%) and services (2.3% vs 2.2%) while cost of manufactured goods slowed down slightly (2.1% vs 2.2%). Tobacco cost continued to decline (-0.1%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased at a record 1.4%, in line with preliminary estimates.
2022-04-15