Oct HICP: 0.1% m/m, 0.2% y/y
Oct CPI: 0.1% m/m, 0.1% y/y
Oct Core: 0.1% m/m, 0.7% y/y
MNI survey median: 0.1% m/m, 0.1% y/y
Sep HICP: -0.4% m/m, 0.1% y/y
Sep CPI: -0.4% m/m, 0.0% y/y
Sep Core: -0.2% m/m, 0.6% y/y
PARIS (MNI) - French consumer prices edged higher in October despite
further declines in energy costs, pushing France's annual inflation rate further
into positive territory, the national statistics institute Insee said Thursday.
Prices rose by 0.1% on the month for both EU harmonized HICP and in
national CPI terms, matching the median 0.1% forecast of analysts surveyed by
MNI. The annual HICP rate topped forecasts, however, rising to 0.2% in October
from 0.1% in September.