In February, industrial products prices are almost flat on the French market but dynamic on the importation sideIndustrial Producer and Import Price Indices - February 2010

The producer price indices on the French market are almost flat in February (+0,1 %), after a sensible growth in January (+0,6 %).

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Paru le : 31/03/2010
Prochaine parution le : 30/11/2017 at 08:45 - October 2017

Producer price indices in industry

FRENCH MARKET: +0,1 %

The producer price indices on the French market are almost flat in February (+0,1 %), after a sensible growth in January (+0,6 %).

The prices of refined petroleum products increase but slightly

The prices of refined petroleum products increase only by +0,3 % in February, after a jump in +6,2 % in January. This change is in line with international prices of crude petroleum in dollars, which decrease in February after a sensible increase in January.

Food products prices are almost flat

The food products prices increase only by +0,1 %, in February, after a growth by +0,3 % in January. The continuous decline of food material prices (notably sugar) and the stability of meat products prices, explain this moderation.

The prices of computer, electronic, electrical equipment and other machines bend…

The prices of computer, electronic, electrical equipment and other machines fall in February (-0,4 %), after stability in January. This latter was hiding nevertheless contrasted evolutions between electrical equipment (up) and computer, electronic and optical products (down).

The prices of other products prices progress only moderately

Except the prices of chemical products (+1,5 %), other products prices are flat or slightly decrease.

FOREIGN MARKETS: +0,4 %

The French producer prices on the external markets progress by +0,4 %, due to more sensible increases of food products prices (+0,8 %) and refined petroleum products prices (+1,0 %). In a year, the change of the whole industrial products prices is now of +0,1 %.

ALL MARKETS: +0,2 %

On all markets, the French producer prices increase only by 0,2 % in February. They record anyway a progression by +0,7 % relatively to February 2009.

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

Import prices of industrial products rise by +0,7 %, drawn by the increase of purchases prices of crude and refined petroleum, with a background of depreciation of euro vs. dollar. In a year, the change of the global import prices is by +3,5 %.

Graphique1_EN – Total Industry price indices

  • source : Insee

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

  • source : Insee

Graphique3_EN – Import price indices of manufactured products

  • source : Insee

Tableau1 – 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 Feb.10 In 1 month In 1 year
French market
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 107,0 0,1 1,0
(DE) Mining and quarrying, energy, water 130 119,2 0,3 –1,1
CZ: Manufactured prod. 870 105,1 0,1 1,4
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 188 102,3 0,1 –2,2
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 70 107,9 0,3 37,0
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 92 107,9 –0,4 –1,3
(C4) Transport equipment 79 103,9 –0,1 0,1
(C5) Other man. products 441 105,6 0,2 –0,6
Foreign markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 101,9 0,4 0,1
CZ: Manufactured prod. s 101,4 0,4 –0,1
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 82 108,1 0,8 –1,6
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 25 153,7 1,0 40,6
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 202 95,3 –0,2 –2,9
(C4) Transport equipment 211 99,7 0,0 1,0
(C5) Other man. products s 100,9 0,6 –1,4
All markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 105,4 0,2 0,7
CZ: Manufactured prod. s 103,8 0,2 0,8
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 154 103,3 0,3 –2,1
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 56 114,3 0,5 37,7
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 127 101,5 –0,3 –2,0
(C4) Transport equipment 121 101,5 –0,1 0,5
(C5) Other man. products s 104,0 0,3 –0,8

    Tableau2 – 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 Feb.10 In 1 month In 1 year
    BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 107,1 0,7 3,5
    CZ: Manufactured prod. s 101,3 0,2 1,4
    (C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 69 112,7 0,1 1,5
    (C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 41 111,1 1,4 33,8
    (C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 210 94,5 0,1 –0,9
    (C4) Transport equipment 133 100,5 0,2 –0,9
    (C5) Other manufactured products s 102,1 0,2 0,7
    • r: updated ; nd: non available ; s : confidential

    Tableau3 – Revision of each index at total industry level

    Revision of the monthly change (in %)
    Revision of each index at total industry level
    Nov.09 / Oct.09 Dec.09 / Nov.09 Jan.10 / Dec.09
    French producer prices in industry sold on:
    - the French market // // -0,1(1)
    - the foreign markets // // +0,1
    - all markets // // //
    Import prices of industrial products // // +0,1
    • (1) Reading note: the evolution of the index between Dec.09 and Jan.10 published last month was equal to 0,7 %. It is updated to 0,6 %; that is to a say a revision of -0,1 %.