Inflation in France

France Harmonized Inflation | Economic News & Forecasts

France - Harmonized Inflation

HICP inflation edges up in March

Preliminary data released by the National Statistical Institute (INSEE) on 12 April showed that consumer prices jumped from a flat reading in February to a 1.0% month-on-month increase in March. A seasonal increase in the prices of manufactured goods and higher prices for tobacco products and food were largely behind the rise.

Inflation rose from 1.2% in February to a revised 1.6% increase in March (previously reported: +1.5%). Meanwhile, annual average inflation inched up from 1.0% in February to 1.1% in March.

Harmonized consumer prices rose 1.1% month-on-month in March, coming in above February’s flat reading. Harmonized inflation rose from 1.3% in February to 1.7% in March. Lastly, annual average HICP inflation remained steady in March at the 1.2% figure observed in February.

France Inflation Forecast

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect HICP inflation to average 1.3% in 2018, which is up 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast. For 2019, panelists project that inflation will remain steady at 1.5%.

France - Harmonized Inflation Data

2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  
Inflation Rate (HICP, annual variation in %)2.2  1.0  -     -     -     

Sample Report

5 years of economic forecasts for more than 30 economic indicators.


France Harmonized Inflation Chart

France Inflation
Note: Annual variation of consumer price index (HICP) in %.
Source: National Institute of Statistics and FocusEconomics calculations.

France Facts

Bond Yield0.820.46 %Apr 19
Bond Yield0.820.46 %Apr 19
Exchange Rate1.240.65 %Apr 19
Exchange Rate1.240.65 %Apr 19
Stock Market5,392-0.29 %Apr 19
Stock Market5,392-0.29 %Apr 19

Sample Report

Get a sample report showing all the data and analysis covered in our Regional, Country and Commodities reports.


Start Your Free Trial

Start working with the reports used by the world’s major financial institutions, multinational enterprises & government agencies now. Click on the button below to get started.

Sign Up

Economic News

Search form