Harmonized consumer prices grew by 2.5% in France on an annual basis in September after rising 2.6% in August, preliminary data from the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies showed.
On a monthly basis, harmonized consumer prices fell by 0.2% in September after growing by 0.5% in the previous month.
France's nonharmonized annual inflation eased to 2.2% in September from 2.3% in August on the back of a slowdown in services and energy prices, and a fall in the prices for manufactured products. Food prices rose 2.8%, tobacco prices climbed 16.8% and energy prices surged 12.8% in September compared to the year-ago period.
Month over month, nonharmonized consumer prices edged 0.2% lower in September as prices for services fell by 1.5%. Prices for manufactured products rose 1.3% in September on a monthly basis, while food prices were 0.6% higher.