Services Producer Price Indices in Q4: downward trends soften, some prices pick upServices producer price indices - 4th quarter 2009

While advertising prices continue to fall, those of computer programming and information are stabilizing, like those of telecommunications. The employment services prices rise notably in the fourth quarter.

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No 59
Paru le : 25/02/2010

While advertising prices continue to fall, those of computer programming and information are stabilizing, like those of telecommunications. The employment services prices rise notably in the fourth quarter.

Computing and information

The prices are stabilizing

The computer programming and consultancy services prices in one hand, those of news agencies in the other hand, increase by 1.5% and 0.5% in the fourth quarter. By contrast, prices of computer facilities management continue to decline (-0.9%).

Employment services

The prices increase

The prices of placement and temporary employment agencies increase slightly in the fourth quarter (+0.4%). The executive search services prices framework grow by 1.6%. In one year, they have risen by 3%.

Advertising and market studies

Advertising prices have been falling for one year

Advertising prices continue their downward trend in fourth quarter (-0.9%). In one year, they have fallen by 6.2%. The prices of market research and public opinion polling services go on increasing (+0.7%). In one year, they have grown by 2.4%.

Telecommunications services

The prices are stabilizing

The prices of telecommunications services are available only for the third quarter. They are stabilizing relatively to the second quarter 2009, but have nevertheless declined by 7.7% in one year.

tableau1 – Services Producer Price Indices: French market

Services Producer Price Indices: French market
CPA rev. 2 - Base 2005=100 Weight Indices Changes in %
except (n) Q4 2009 In 1 quarter In 1 year
53.20 Other postal and courier services 555 99,3 –0,1 –6,8
58.29 Software pub. 6 336 101,1 –1,6 –1,1
61 Telecommunications 12650 92,7 * 0,0 -7,7
Computer programming and information
62.01 62.02 Computer programming and consultancy 39 983 102,7 1,5 –0,3
62.03 Computer facilities management 5 135 95,3 –0,9 –1,0
63.91 (1) News agencies 725 98,4 0,5 –0,5
Professional, scientific and technical services
69.10 (2) Legal services 19 168 111,0 –0,4 –4,0
69.20 Accounting, tax consulting 13 346 106,7 0,2 0,4
70.2 Management consulting 22 565 102,8 –1,0 –2,7
71.1 (3) Architectural, engineering 44 420 111,0 0,2 0,9
71.20 Technical testing and analysis 5 461 97,5 –0,1 –2,8
Advertising and market studies
73.1 Advertising 17 539 97,7 –0,9 –6,2
73.12 Media representation 6 203 95,4 –0,9 –7,7
73.20 (2) Market research, public opinion polling 2 533 107,9 0,7 2,4
Rental and leasing services
77.11 Rental of cars - short term 2 346 106,5 0,6 1,6
77.32 Rental of construction equip. 8 465 92,1 –1,4 –6,9
Employment services
78.1 78.2 Placement and temp. employment agencies 27 649 109,2 0,4 –0,4
78.10.11 Executive search 935 111,4 1,6 3,0
Security and cleaning
80.1 80.2 Security 6 581 110,1 0,1 1,5
81.2 Cleaning 11 123 112,0 0,4 2,2
  • u: unavailable s: statistical secret
  • (n) Cf. To know more about French S-PPI
  • * Telecommunications prices are known with one quarter delay.
  • Source: INSEE, "Observation des prix de l'industrie et des services aux entreprises" survey

graph1_info – Computer programming and information

graph2_telecom – Telecommunications

graph3_loc – Rental and leasing services

graph4_emploi – Employment services

graph5_pub – Advertising and market studies

graph6_pro – Professional, scientific and technical services