Francia, prezzi al consumo indice armonizzato luglio -0,4 su mese
PARIGI, 13 agosto (Reuters) - French consumer prices fell 0.4 percent month-on-month in July, giving a year-on-year inflation rate of 0.6 percent, EU-harmonised data released on Wednesday from the INSEE national statistics office showed. The month-on-month and year-on-year outcomes were in line with the forecasts of economists polled by Reuters. KEY CPI DATA Index* m/m (pct chg) y/y (pct chg) EU-harmonised (HICP) -0.4 +0.6 National measure -0.3 +0.5 National measure excl. tobacco -0.3 +0.4 Core inflation* +0.2 +0.1 BACKGROUND French EU-harmonised inflation fell to an historical low of -0.8 percent in July 2009 and hit an all-time high of 4.0 percent in July 2008, according to INSEE's records going back to 1991. France has expressed concerns over the impact of low inflation on its growth and public deficit targets. Second-quarter GDP data is due out on Thursday. GRAPHIC link.reuters.com/wun37t FOR DETAILS FROM INSEE here
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