France: Harmonized inflation inches up in January
February 20, 2020
Consumer prices fell 0.4% in January after rising 0.4% in December, according to a second estimate by Statistical Institute (INSEE). The downturn reflected lower prices for manufactured products due to winter sales.
Harmonized consumer prices decreased 0.5% month-on-month in January (December: +0.5%), while harmonized inflation came in at 1.7% (December: 1.6%). Meanwhile, annual average harmonized inflation was steady at December’s 1.3%.
Author: Nicolás J. Aguilar, Economist