Inflation worries the French, and the government spokesman, Olivier Véran, warned BFMTV this Thursday, July 28, during a trip to Sublaines, Indre-et-Loire: „What the Minister of Economy and Finance says is that we are at the peak of inflation. This inflation will start to fall in 2023.”
He also returned to the causes of this price increase: „This inflation is real, cyclical, it is linked both to the war that Russia is waging against Ukraine, and we are in solidarity with our neighbors, our Ukrainian brothers, and we assume it. It also comes from repeated lockdowns in China, which continues to be an extremely closed country, which produces less and it drives up some prices. It also comes from the environmental consequences we experienced this year – we take the example of mustard, often.”
Then to emphasize that the effects of this inflation have been limited with the French: „Your electricity bill has increased by 4%, that is to say as a normal year. It should have increased by 30 or 40% – that’s a difference of 700 euros per year on average for the French. Gas did not increase by 1%, when it should have increased by 20 or 30%. We blocked,” he said.
„We intervene very strongly with the purchasing power law, at a time when this inflation is important, so that it has as little impact as possible on the purchasing power of the French,” added Olivier Véran.