Inflation has ruled the daily life of the French for several months. And the structural price rise has not ended its wild ride.
In October 2022, according to INSEE, consumer prices had increased by 6.2% year on year, after two months of a relative slowdown.
It was the cost of energy that soared the most, with 19%, followed by food products, the price of which rose by 11.8%.
The situation is increasingly difficult to manage for households, which are bearing the brunt of the decline in their purchasing power, despite the aid put in place by the government.
Bad news: the situation should last a few more months. The economist Philippe Moati, co-founder of ObSoCo, the observatory of changes in society and consumption, even worries with La Dépêche that “The year 2023 will be harder to live for the French”.
We will have to tighten our belts over time.
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For his part, the Minister of the Economy Bruno le Maire announced the objectives of the executive: “our objectives would be to bring inflation down to 5% at the start of 2023 then 4% at the end of the year. 2023 then 2% in the course of 2024”, he said during a debate organized by the ARC cabinet in October.
The Minister wants to be confident: for him, the “worst” is behind us, and inflation should gradually smooth out.
Except that his analysis does not take into account special cases, or even the occurrence of a new crisis. He himself agrees, adding: “I don’t know if we will reach them, it is enough for the crisis to degenerate in Ukraine for all these figures to shatter, it is enough for there to be a major crisis in China for all these figures fly in pieces, I am aware of it, therefore I give them with a lot of prudence”.