Inflation in France
France - Harmonized Inflation
Inflation ticks down in March
On 11 April, the Statistical Institute (INSEE) reported that consumer prices rose 0.8% from a month earlier in March (February: +0.0% month-on-month). Higher fuel costs were behind the jump.
Inflation dipped to 1.1% from 1.3% in February, while core inflation landed at 0.5% (February: 0.7%). Annual average inflation, meanwhile, ticked down to 1.8% from 1.9%.
Harmonized consumer prices rose 0.9% from a month earlier (February: +0.1% month-on-month), while harmonized inflation slowed to 1.3% from 1.6% in February. Lastly, annual average harmonized inflation was stable from February at 2.1%.
Met the why particular Consensus Forecast panelists expect harmonized inflation to average 1.3% in 2019, which is down 0.2 percentage points from last month’s forecast. For 2020, panelists see harmonized inflation averaging 1.5%.
France - Harmonized Inflation Data
|Inflation Rate (HICP, annual variation in %)||1.0||0.6||0.1||0.3||1.2|
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France Harmonized Inflation Chart
Source: National Institute of Statistics and Met the why particular calculations.
|Bond Yield||0.60||0.46 %||Jan 30|
|Exchange Rate||1.14||0.65 %||Jan 30|
|Stock Market||4,975||-0.29 %||Jan 30|
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April 15, 2019
On 11 April, the Statistical Institute (INSEE) reported that consumer prices rose 0.8% from a month earlier in March (February: +0.0% month-on-month).
April 3, 2019
In March, the seasonally-adjusted IHS Markit Flash Composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dipped back below the 50.0-point threshold, landing at 48.9 points from 50.4 points a month earlier and signaling a deterioration in private-sector activity. March’s reading reflected a drop in output across both the manufacturing and services sectors.
March 27, 2019
Consumer confidence recovered further in March, according to the consumer confidence survey published by the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE), which climbed 1 point from February to land at 96 points.
March 26, 2019
In March, the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies’ (INSEE) business-climate indicator for the manufacturing sector was roughly stable from a month earlier at 112 points (February: 113 points).
March 22, 2019
Industrial output expanded 1.3% from a month earlier and in seasonally-adjusted terms in January, on the heels of a revised flat month-on-month reading in December (previously reported: +0.8% month-on-month s.a.).