“It’s promised, food prices will fall,” assured Sunday on France 3, the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire. “Last year, when there was a commercial negotiation, there was had a 15% price increase. Today, we’re more around 5%. It’s still too much,” he also said.
On RMC and BFMTV, this Monday, Michel-Edouard Leclerc, the president of the strategic committee of the E.Leclerc centers, even if he remains optimistic, further qualified his remarks by announcing that prices would fall for “certain food products”.
Same story with the Intermarché / Mousquetaires group, its president Thierry Cotillard, hopes for price reductions from the end of the month. “I confirm to you that there will be price reductions for consumers, we are working hard on it,” he declared in our columns of the Ouest-France newspaper.
On the association side, Jean-Philippe André, the president of ANIA (National Association of Food Industries) confirms to our colleagues at Capital that the negotiations are not going in the direction of a general reduction in the prices of food products, but is announcing to the On the contrary, “a very slight inflation, of 2 to 3%”.
But to what can we attribute this lasting rise in prices?
“They have only one ambition: to further increase their margins to the detriment of consumers,” laments Jacques Creyssel, the general delegate of the Federation of Commerce and Distribution regarding manufacturers, at the microphone of BFMTV, Tuesday January 9, 2024. According to him, the price increases requested by manufacturers were not justified. Indeed, the cost of raw materials (wheat, rice, vegetable oils, etc.), packaging, freight and energy are falling, according to him, reports the Femme-current site.
So, how can we explain this increase in prices on the part of manufacturers? According to Capital analysis, this is explained by a gap between the fall in prices on global agricultural markets and their consequences on the prices of products on the shelves. The drop in the price of a product on the stock market therefore does not automatically result in a drop for the consumer.
If the prices of certain products must fall, uncertainty remains in fact for others. Here, in our slideshow, is the list of products that will soon see price increases or decreases: