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France : CPI  
Released On 9/14/2017 2:45:00 AM For Aug(f), 2017
PriorConsensusActual
Month over Month0.5 %0.5 %0.5 %
Year over Year0.9 %0.9 %0.9 %

Highlights
The provisional CPI was unrevised in the final report for August. This left a 0.5 percent monthly increase in prices that lifted the annual inflation rate by 0.2 percentage points to 0.9 percent, a 4-month high.

The final HICP also matched its flash estimate and so still shows a 0.6 percent monthly gain and a 1.0 percent yearly rate, up from 0.8 percent last time.

As previously indicated, the CPI was buoyed by a largely seasonal 1.1 percent monthly bounce in manufactured goods which included a particularly sharp 6.3 percent spike in clothing and footwear. Energy (1.2 percent) also had a positive impact but food (0.0 percent) was only flat while services gained a relatively modest 0.3 percent.

Seasonally adjusted prices were up a monthly 0.2 percent having been just stable in both June and July. However, the core index was only flat which left the annual underlying inflation rate also unchanged at 0.5 percent. There is nothing here to suggest that underlying price pressures have yet responded to the pick-up in momentum in the real economy.

Definition
The consumer price index (CPI) is a measure of the average price level of a fixed basket of goods and services purchased by consumers. Monthly and annual changes in the CPI represent the main rates of inflation. The national CPI is released alongside the HICP, Eurostat's harmonized measure of consumer prices. A flash estimate was released for the first time in January 2016 and is now published towards the end of each reference month.  Why Investors Care
 
 

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