France: Harmonized inflation flatlines in September, marking weakest reading in over four years
Consumer prices fell a seasonally-adjusted 0.51% in September over the previous month, a sharper drop than the 0.10% fall seen in August. September’s result marked the steepest fall in prices since January 2016 and was largely driven by plunging prices for services. In addition, prices for food and beverages as well as for energy goods also dropped.
Similarly, harmonized consumer prices fell 0.56% in September, down from August’s 0.11% drop. Meanwhile, harmonized inflation flatlined in September, down from August’s 0.2% and marking the lowest reading since April 2016. Annual average harmonized inflation fell to 0.8% in September (August: 0.9%).