Francia, prezzi consumo armonizzati dicembre -1,1% mese, +0,3% anno
PARIGI, 18 febbraio (Reuters) - French consumer prices fell 1.1 percent in January from December, giving a year-on-year inflation rate of 0.3 percent, EU-harmonised data released on Thursday from the INSEE national statistics office showed. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast a decrease of 1.0 percent month-on-month and an increase of 0.4 percent year-on-year. KEY CPI DATA Index m/m (pct chg) y/y (pct chg) EU-harmonised (HICP) 99.03 -1.1 0.3* National measure 99.08 -1.0 0.2 National measure excl. tobacco 99.07 -1.0 0.2 Core inflation 100.40 0.1 0.9 * INSEE published preliminary EU-harmonised data on Jan. 29 showing consumer prices rose 0.4 percent in January from the same period a year ago. (Full Story) 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. GRAPHIC link.reuters.com/wun37t FOR DETAILS FROM INSEE here
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