Francia, prezzi consumo finali luglio confermati in calo di 0,4% su mese, +0,2% su anno
PARIGI, 11 agosto (Reuters) - French consumer prices fell 0.4 percent in July from June, on lower energy and clothing prices, giving a year-on-year inflation rate of 0.4 percent, EU-harmonised data released on Thursday from the INSEE national statistics office showed. That was in line with a flash reading released earlier this month and an average forecast by economists polled by Reuters and marked a slight pick-up from the 0.3 percent year-on-year increase seen in June. KEY CPI DATA Index* m/m (pct chg) y/y (pct chg) EU-harmonised (HICP) 100.39 -0.4 0.4 National measure 100.25 -0.4 0.2 National measure excl. tobacco 99.93 -0.5 -0.2 Core inflation* 100.67 -0.1 0.5 BACKGROUND French EU-harmonised inflation fell to a 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. GRAPHIC link.reuters.com/wun37t FOR DETAILS FROM INSEE here
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