France: Harmonized inflation comes in at highest level since records began
July 13, 2022
Consumer prices rose 0.72% in June over the previous month, picking up from May's 0.68% increase. Looking at the details of the release, prices for energy—driven by a sharp increase in petroleum prices—accelerated. In contrast, prices for manufactured products were stable, while prices for services grew at a more moderate rate in June.
Harmonized inflation increased to 6.5% in June, following May’s 5.8%. June's reading marked the highest inflation rate since current records began. Annual average harmonized inflation rose to 3.9% in June (May: 3.5%). Lastly, consumer price inflation rose to 5.8% in June, from May’s 5.2%.