Annual inflation rate in France increased to 0.2 percent in November of 2020, following a flat reading in each of the previous two months and in line with preliminary estimates. Cost rose faster for services (0.7 percent vs 0.4 percent), mainly due to a rebound in cost of mobile phone services and food (2 percent after 1.5 percent), namely fresh fruits and vegetables and energy prices fell at the same pace (-7.8 percent). In addition, prices of tobacco slowed (12.5 percent vs 13.7 percent) and those of manufactured goods decreased more sharply (-0.3 percent vs –0.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.2 percent, matching preliminary estimates. The harmonized index also increased an annual 0.2 percent and 0.2 percent on a monthly basis. source: INSEE, France

Inflation Rate in France averaged 4.29 percent from 1958 until 2020, 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 December of 2020.

Inflation Rate in France is expected to be -0.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in France to stand at 1.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.40 percent in 2021 and 1.60 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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France Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.20 0.00 18.80 -0.70 1958 - 2020 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-10-30 07:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel Oct 0% 0% 0.3%
2020-11-13 07:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final Oct 0% 0% 0% 0%
2020-11-27 07:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel Nov 0.2% 0% 0.1% 0.1%
2020-12-15 07:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final Nov 0.2% 0% 0.2% 0.2%
2021-01-06 07:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel Dec 0.2% 0.0%
2021-01-15 07:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final Dec 0.2%
2021-02-02 07:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel Jan
2021-02-19 07:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final Jan


News Stream
France Inflation Rate Confirmed at 0.2%
Annual inflation rate in France increased to 0.2 percent in November of 2020, following a flat reading in each of the previous two months and in line with preliminary estimates. Cost rose faster for services (0.7 percent vs 0.4 percent), mainly due to a rebound in cost of mobile phone services and food (2 percent after 1.5 percent), namely fresh fruits and vegetables and energy prices fell at the same pace (-7.8 percent). In addition, prices of tobacco slowed (12.5 percent vs 13.7 percent) and those of manufactured goods decreased more sharply (-0.3 percent vs –0.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.2 percent, matching preliminary estimates. The harmonized index also increased an annual 0.2 percent and 0.2 percent on a monthly basis.
2020-12-15
French Consumer Prices Rebound in November
France's consumer prices are expected to increase by 0.2 percent from a year earlier in November 2020, after being unchanged in the previous two months and slightly beating market expectations of 0.1 percent, a preliminary estimate showed. Prices should rise at a faster pace for services and food, and energy cost is set to fall again. Also, tobacco inflation is expected to slow, while manufactured goods price deflation should deepen. On a monthly basis, consumer prices are seen rising by 0.2 percent.
2020-11-27
France Consumer Prices Flat in October
Consumer prices in France were flat on a yearly basis in October of 2020, the same as in September and in line with preliminary estimates. Prices of services slowed (0.4 percent vs 0.6 percent), offsetting a rise in food cost (1.5 percent vs 0.9 percent) and smaller decreases in energy (-7.8 percent vs -8 percent) and manufactured goods (-0.1 percent vs -0.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were also unchanged. The harmonized index was unchanged compared to the previous month and edged up 0.1 percent from October of 2019.
2020-11-13
France Inflation Rate Stalls Again in October
Consumer prices in France stalled again on a yearly basis in October, the same as in September, according to preliminary estimates. Food prices rose faster (1.5 percent vs 0.9 percent) while cost of services slowed (0.3 percent vs 0.6 percent) and tobacco prices increased at the same pace as in September (13.7 percent). Meanwhile, cost continued to decline for energy (-7.7 percent vs -8 percent) and manufactured products (-0.1 percent vs -0.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.1 percent after falling 0.5 percent in September. The harmonized index likely stalled on a yearly basis and declined 0.1 percent on a monthly one.
2020-10-30

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).