The French monthly CPI for December reached -0.2% which is better than the forecasted reading of -0.3% and prior reading of -0.5% , while the yearly reading came in at 1.0% compared with 1.1% expected and 1.6% prior.

As for the monthly CPI-EU Harmonised, it came in at -0.3% from -0.5% and -0.2% projected , whereas the yearly reading showed improvement coming in at 1.2% which is lower than the predicted reading of 1.3% and the preceding year reading of 1.9%.

The CPI excluding Tobacco Index came in at 117.63 from 117.92 and compared with 117.71 anticipated.