Annual inflation rate in France increased to 0.6 percent in January of 2021 from a flat reading in December, beating market forecasts of 0.4 percent. It is the highest inflation rate since July of 2020, preliminary estimates showed. Main upward pressure came from higher prices of services (0.9 percent vs 0.7 percent) and tobacco (12.7 percent vs 12.5 percent) and a rebound in cost of manufactured goods (1 percent vs -0.9 percent), due to the offset of winter sales. On a monthly basis, consumer prices are seen rising 0.2 percent. source: INSEE, France

Inflation Rate in France averaged 4.28 percent from 1958 until 2021, 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 February of 2021.

Inflation Rate in France is expected to be 0.50 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 1.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.60 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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France Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.60 0.00 18.80 -0.70 1958 - 2021 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1%
2021-01-15 07:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final Dec 0% 0.2% 0% 0%
2021-02-02 07:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel Jan 0.6% 0% 0.4% 0.2%
2021-02-19 07:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final Jan 0% 0.6% 0.6%
2021-03-01 07:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel Feb
2021-03-12 07:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final Feb
2021-03-31 06:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel Mar


News Stream
France Inflation Rate at 6-Month High
Annual inflation rate in France increased to 0.6 percent in January of 2021 from a flat reading in December, beating market forecasts of 0.4 percent. It is the highest inflation rate since July of 2020, preliminary estimates showed. Main upward pressure came from higher prices of services (0.9 percent vs 0.7 percent) and tobacco (12.7 percent vs 12.5 percent) and a rebound in cost of manufactured goods (1 percent vs -0.9 percent), due to the offset of winter sales. On a monthly basis, consumer prices are seen rising 0.2 percent.
2021-02-02
Consumer Prices in France Stall
Consumer prices in France were flat year-on-year in December of 2020, in line with preliminary estimates. Food inflation slowed (1 percent vs 2 percent) and prices of manufactured goods decreased faster (-0.9 percent after -0.3 percent). Cost of services (0.7 percent) and tobacco (12.5 percent) increased at the same rate as in November and prices of energy were down slightly less (-7 percent after -7.8 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2 percent, also in line with early figures. The harmonized index also remained unchanged on a yearly basis and increased 0.2 percent on the month.
2021-01-15
Consumer Prices in France Flat in December
Consumer prices in France were flat year-on-year in December of 2020, following a 0.2 percent rise in the previous month and compared to forecasts of 0.2 percent, preliminary estimates showed. Food prices increased less (1.1 percent vs 2 percent) and those of manufactured goods fell more (-1 percent vs -0.3 percent). Also, prices of tobacco rose 12.5 percent, the same as in the previous month and energy cost declined slightly less (-7 percent vs -7.8 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent, the same as in November. The harmonized index also went up 0.2 percent n the month and was flat on the year.
2021-01-06
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

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).