France released its monthly CPI index, showing that prices dropped in July by 0.4%, compared with 0.1% rise in June and was below expectations of -0.3%. On the year the index rose by 1.9% but was lower than the previous rise of 2.1% and market expectations of 2.2%.

CPI EU harmonized for the month of July dropped by 0.5% from the previous rise of 0.1% and above market expectations of -0.3%. On the year the index rose 2.1% lower than the previous and market expectations of 2.3%.