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

The consumer price inflation rate in France rose to 2 percent year-on-year in May 2018 from 1.6 percent in the previous month, in line with the preliminary estimate. It was the highest rate since August 2012, as cost of energy surged and prices of food and services increased at a faster pace. Inflation Rate in France averaged 4.42 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 May Inflation Rate Confirmed at Near 6-Year High


The consumer price inflation rate in France rose to 2 percent year-on-year in May 2018 from 1.6 percent in the previous month, in line with the preliminary estimate. It was the highest rate since August 2012, as cost of energy surged and prices of food and services increased at a faster pace.

In May, cost of energy increased 10 percent year-on-year, after a 6.3 percent rise in April. In addition, prices rose at a faster pace for: food (1.8 percent from 1.6 percent), of which fresh food (5 percent from 3.9 percent) and other food (1.2 percent, the same pace as in April); and services (1.5 percent from 1.4 percent). Meanwhile, tobacco prices advanced 16.1 percent, compared to 16.5 percent in the previous month; while manufactured products prices fell by 0.2 percent, after a 0.3 percent drop in April.
 
Annual core inflation, which excludes public sector prices, the most volatile consumer prices and the tax measures, increased to 1 percent in May from 0.8 percent in April.
 
On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.4 percent in May, matching preliminary estimates and following a rise of 0.2 percent in the previous month. Main upward pressure came from: energy (2 percent from 0.9 percent); food (0.9 percent from 0.1 percent); and manufactured products (0.3 percent from 0.1 percent). Services prices increased at the same pace as in the previous month (0.1 percent) and those of tobacco dropped by 0.6 percent after remaining unchanged in April.
 
The harmonised index of consumer prices went up by 2.3 percent from the previous year; and by 0.5 percent month-over-month.


INSEE, France l Chusnul Ch Manan | chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
6/14/2018 9:08:41 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-15 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.6% 1.6% 1.6% 1.6%
2018-05-31 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 2.0% 1.6% 1.5%
2018-06-14 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 2% 1.6% 2.0% 2.0%
2018-06-29 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 2% 1.8%
2018-07-12 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 2%
2018-07-31 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 1.7%


France Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.00 1.60 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.40 0.20 1.00 -1.00 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 103.36 102.92 103.36 66.40 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 103.92 103.43 103.92 65.64 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 102.01 101.84 102.01 69.30 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.00 0.80 4.00 -0.20 percent [+]
Producer Prices 101.90 102.60 102.60 96.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.20 2.60 7.30 -7.60 percent [+]
Export Prices 114.50 114.90 120.60 87.20 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 100.20 99.80 122.60 86.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.80 1.60 6.50 -1.50 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 103.65 103.33 103.65 52.61 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 106.51 106.01 106.51 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 June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.00 1.60 18.80 -0.70 1958 - 2018 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Mar/18
Brazil 2.86 May/18
Canada 2.20 May/18
China 1.80 May/18
Euro Area 1.90 May/18
France 2.00 May/18
Germany 2.20 May/18
India 4.87 May/18
Indonesia 3.23 May/18
Italy 1.00 May/18
Japan 0.70 May/18
Mexico 4.51 May/18
Netherlands 1.70 May/18
Russia 2.40 May/18
South Korea 1.50 May/18
Spain 2.10 May/18
Switzerland 1.00 May/18
Turkey 12.15 May/18
United Kingdom 2.40 May/18
United States 2.80 May/18


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