French consumer prices in April eased the incline slightly as the index rose 0.3% on inline with expectations and slightly lower that March's 0.5% rise. One the year prices ticked slightly higher to 1.7% from 1.6% though below 1.8% expected.

As for the CPI in EU Harmonized terms it matched the rise with 0.3% from 0.5% yet on the year was higher at 1.9% from 1.7%.