In September, slight decline of industrial prices on all marketsIndustrial Producer and Import Price Indices - September 2009

In September, the producer price indices on the French market showed a slight decline (-0,3 %), after a small growth in August (+0,4 %). The marked decrease of the prices of oil products in September, but also the general drop of the prices of intermediate goods explain this negative change. In total, the producer price indices on the French market have decreased of 8,1 % in a year.

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Paru le : 30/10/2009
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 08:45 - August 2017

Producer price indices in industry

FRENCH MARKET: -0,3 %

In September, the producer price indices on the French market showed a slight decline (-0,3 %), after a small growth in August (+0,4 %). The marked decrease of the prices of oil products in September, but also the general drop of the prices of intermediate goods explain this negative change. In total, the producer price indices on the French market have decreased of 8,1 % in a year.

The prices of coke and refined petroleum products decrease markedly

Consistently with the negative change of the prices of crude petroleum, the prices of coke and refined petroleum products deteriorate in September (-4,3 %), after an increase of +6,3 % in August.

The prices of food products, beverages and tobacco decline also

The prices of food products, beverages and tobacco, like in August, decline slightly : -0,3 % after -0,4 %. The marked drop of food intermediate goods (oil, soja,..) explain partly this repeated decline in September.

While the prices of other industrial products are stable

In this background of a decrease of petroleum and intermediate products, the prices of chemical products decline a little (-0,2 %) ; the prices of basic metals and fabricated metallic products are quasi-stable (+0,1 %).

FOREIGN MARKETS: -0,5 %

The French producer price indices decline also on the non-domestic markets. The drop is notably marked for the coke and refined petroleum products (-6,9 %). In a year, the deterioration of the export prices has now reached -6,2 %, versus -5,6 % in August.

ALL MARKETS: -0,4 %

On both French and foreign markets, the decrease of producer prices is quasi-general and scores -0,4 % in September, compensating exactly the small growth of August (+0,4 %), reaching then a deterioration of -7,5 % in a year.

Import prices indices of industrial products: -0,7 %

Dragged down by the simultaneous drops of prices of petroleum products and intermediate goods, the import prices of industrial products decline, notably the prices of coke and petroleum products (-6,7 %) and the food products, beverages and tobacco (-0,4 %).

Graphique1_EN – Total industry price indices

Graphique2_EN – Producer price indices of manufactured products sold on the French market

Graphique3_EN – Import price indices of manufactured products

Tableau 1 – French Producer Price Indices in industry according to the market where the products are sold:

base and reference year: 2005
French Producer Price Indices in industry according to the market where the products are sold:
Change in %
Levels A 10 and A 17 in CPF rev. 2, 2008 Weight Sep.09 In 1 month In 1 year
French market
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 105,0 -0,3 -8,1
(DE) Mining and quarrying, energy, water 130 111,9 -0,2 -4,5
CZ: Manufactured prod. 870 103,9 -0,4 -8,7
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 188 102,9 -0,3 -10,1
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 70 94,3 -4,3 -37,0
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 92 108,1 0,0 -1,1
(C4) Transport equipment 79 103,5 0,0 0,6
(C5) Other man. prod. 441 105,1 0,0 -5,0
Foreign markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 100,4 -0,5 -6,2
CZ: Manufactured prod. s 100,4 -0,4 -5,8
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 82 106,9 -0,2 -4,3
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 25 135,8 -6,9 -28,1
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 202 96,4 -1,0 -0,9
(C4) Transport equipment 211 99,6 -0,4 -1,6
(C5) Other man. products s 99,5 0,2 -7,8
All markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 103,5 -0,4 -7,5
CZ: Manufactured prod. s 102,7 -0,4 -7,7
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 154 103,6 -0,3 -9,1
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 56 100,1 -4,8 -35,5
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 127 102,2 -0,5 -1,1
(C4) Transport equipment 121 101,3 -0,3 -0,7
(C5) Other man. products s 103,3 0,1 -5,8

    Tableau 2 – Import prices of industrial products

    base and reference year: 2005
    Import prices of industrial products
    Change en %
    Levels A 10 and A 17 of nomenclature CPF rev. 2, 2008 Weight Sep.09 In 1 month In 1 year
    BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 103,5 -0,7 -7,5
    CZ: Manufactured prod. s 100,4 -0,1 -6,0
    (C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 69 112,3 -0,4 -3,5
    (C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 41 96,3 -6,7 -34,1
    (C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 210 94,4 0,0 -1,8
    (C4) Transport equipment 133 100,7 -0,1 -0,8
    (C5) Other man. products s 101,8 0,5 -6,0
    • r: updated ; nd: non available ; s : confidential

    Tableau 3 – Revision of each index at total industry level

    Revision of the monthly change (in %)
    Revision of each index at total industry level
    Jun.09 / May 09 Jul.09 / Jun.09 Aug.09 / Jul.09
    French producer prices in industry sold on the French market // // //
    French producer prices in industry sold on the foreign markets // -0,1 //
    French producer prices in industry sold on all markets // // -0,1 (1)
    Import prices of industrial products // // -0,1
    • (1) Reading note: the change of “all markets” between Jul.09 and Aug.09 published last month was equal to 0,5 %. It is revised to 0,4 %; that is to a say a revision of -0,1 %.