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the price of school supplies has climbed 8.5% year on year

However, this inflation remains lower than the general rise in the prices of consumer products.


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the price of school supplies has climbed 8.5% year on year

A return more expensive than the previous one. The price of school supplies increased by 8.47% compared to the start of the new school year last year, remaining however below the general increase in consumer products (+12.75%), according to a survey by the Directorate General for Competition, Consumption and the Repression of Fraud, transmitted Thursday, September 7 to AFP.

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In detail, this inflation is “largely driven by the stationery department (+10.76%)”, against +5.13% for the writing department, reveals the DGCCRF. This had been seized by several ministers after the publication of alarming figures by consumer associations.

The rise in prices of these products over one year observed at the end of August was slightly lower than that of the beginning of July (+8.47% against 9.07%). Important point: the DGCCRF considers that “this does not support the hypothesis that distributors, as a whole, have increased their margins as the start of the new school year approaches”.

For stationery in particular, this increase is mainly explained by the soaring price of paper, notes the Repression of Fraud. On average over 2022, the producer prices of stationery items thus increased by +16.2% due to the rise in wood prices.