October 31, 2019 / 8:24 AM / 15 days ago

French inflation slower than expected in October

FILE PHOTO: A customer pushes a shopping trolley on an escalator at a shopping centre in Charenton Le Pont, near Paris, August 29, 2013. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

PARIS (Reuters) - French consumer prices fell 0.1% in the month of October to leave the annual rate at 0.9%, according to preliminary EU-harmonised data from the INSEE statistics agency on Thursday.

A Reuters poll of 22 economists had an average forecast for inflation at 1.0%.

Writing by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Richard Lough

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