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consumer price inflation accelerated to 6.1% in July year on year


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The rise in consumer prices in France accelerated in July to reach 6.1% on one after 5.8% in June, INSEE confirmed on Friday in its final estimate, the highest level since July 1985 Energy prices continued to weigh on inflation, but less strongly than in recent months.

The rise in consumer prices in France accelerated in July to reach 6.1% on one after 5.8% in June, INSEE confirmed on Friday in its final estimate, the highest level since July 1985 Energy prices continued to weigh on inflation figures but less strongly than in recent months, underlined the statistics institute, which notes an acceleration in the prices of services, food and products. manufactured. Energy prices have soared in recent months as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sparked a fever in global markets. Oil prices have, however, fallen back a little in recent weeks due in particular to fears about economic activity in China.

A 28.5% increase for energy

As a result, energy prices rose 28.5% year on year in July after rising 33.1% the previous month. The price of services, for their part, increased by 3.9% in July compared to the same period of 2021, against 3.3% the previous month, and food prices by 6.8% after 5.8 % last month. Over one month, consumer prices rose by 0.3%, after +0.7% in June. The harmonized consumer price index, which serves as the basis for European comparisons, rose 6.8% on one after 6.5% in June.


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