In March, new increase of industrial prices on all marketsIndustrial Producer and Import Price Indices - March 2010

The producer prices on the French market increase again in March (+0,6 %), after a quasi-stability in February (+0,1 %). This rise, explained by the prices of petroleum and raw materials, is particularly concentrated on refined petroleum products.

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Paru le : 30/04/2010
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 08:45 - August 2017

Producer price indices in industry

FRENCH MARKET: +0,6 %

The producer prices on the French market increase again in March (+0,6 %), after a quasi-stability in February (+0,1 %). This rise, explained by the prices of petroleum and raw materials, is particularly concentrated on refined petroleum products.

The prices of refined petroleum increase markedly

The prices of refined petroleum products increase (+6,3 %), drawn by the bounce of international exchange rates of crude petroleum (+7,1 % for the brent in dollars, and +7,9 % in euros due to the slight depreciation of the European currency).

Food products prices are almost flat

The food products prices are almost flat (-0,1 %), after a slight increase in February (+0,2 %). The decreases of beverages prices (-0,5 %), notably malt (-2,3 %), and of oils and fats prices (-0,4 %) are indeed compensated by an increase of processed and preserved meat prices (+1,3 %).

The prices of some other products move on

In a context of rise of raw materials (pulp, rubber, sawn wood…), we can observe the increases of products of wood and cork, paper and paper products (+0,4 %), of chemicals and chemical products (+0,5 %) and basic metals (+0,4 %).

FOREIGN MARKETS: +0,4 %

The French producer prices on the external markets progress more moderately by +0,4 %, the marked increase of refined petroleum products prices (+5,9 %) being attenuated by the drop of food products prices (–0,7 %) in a context of decline of international exchange rates of sugar and cocoa products.

ALL MARKETS: +0,5 %

On all markets, the French producer prices increase by 0,5 % in March. Year-to-year, the overall progression is by +1,8 % with a jump of +50,3 % of refined petroleum products prices.

Import prices indices of industrial products: +1,0 %

Import prices of industrial products increase by 1,0 %. The strong increase of refined petroleum products (+7,5 %) and, to a lesser extent, of crude petroleum explain this change, but also a general rise of other industrial products (+0,7 %).

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

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 Mar.10 In 1 month In 1 year
French market
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 107,7 0,6 2,0
(DE) Mining and quarrying, energy, water 130 119,3 0,0 –1,3
CZ: Manufactured prod. 870 105,9 0,7 2,6
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 188 102,4 –0,1 –1,7
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 70 114,7 6,3 50,3
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 92 107,9 0,0 –1,5
(C4) Transport equipment 79 104,0 0,0 0,1
(C5) Other man. products 441 106,0 0,4 0,2
Foreign markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 102,3 0,4 1,2
CZ: Manufactured prod. s 101,7 0,4 1,0
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 82 107,3 –0,7 –1,5
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 25 162,8 5,9 50,2
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 202 96,0 0,4 –2,0
(C4) Transport equipment 211 99,2 –0,1 0,8
(C5) Other man. products s 101,2 0,4 0,2
All markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 106,0 0,5 1,8
CZ: Manufactured prod. s 104,5 0,6 2,0
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 154 103,3 –0,2 –1,7
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 56 121,4 6,3 50,3
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 127 101,9 0,2 –1,7
(C4) Transport equipment 121 101,3 –0,1 0,4
(C5) Other man. products s 104,4 0,4 0,2

    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 Mar.10 In 1 month In 1 year
    BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 108,1 1,0 4,8
    CZ: Manufactured prod. s 102,1 0,8 2,4
    (C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 69 112,8 0,0 1,3
    (C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 41 119,5 7,5 45,7
    (C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 210 94,3 0,1 –1,4
    (C4) Transport equipment 133 100,2 0,1 –1,0
    (C5) Other manufactured products s 103,1 0,7 2,0
    • 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
    Dec.09 / Nov.09 Jan.10 / Dec.09 Feb.10 / Jan.10
    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 // +0,1
    • (1) Reading note: the evolution of the index between Dec.09 and Jan.10 published last month was equal to 0,6 %. It is updated to 0,7 %; that is to say a revision of +0,1 %.