Services Producer Price Indices: no real global trendServices producer price indices - 1st Quarter 2010

In Q1 2010, if rental services prices were recovering and those of employment services were upward oriented, the decrease in advertising prices weakened, but prices of telecommunications continued to decline and those of IT were falling again.

In Q1 2010, if rental services prices were recovering and those of employment services were upward oriented, the decrease in advertising prices weakened, but prices of telecommunications continued to decline and those of IT were falling again.

Computing and information

The prices of IT outsourcing still decrease

For the third consecutive quarter, prices fell for computer facilities management (-2.3% in Q1), while prices of computer programming and consultancy declined slightly declined (-0.5% this quarter but almost stable over 2 years).

Employment services

Prices are refocusing on the rise

The prices of agencies for labour and temporary work are recovering (+0.7% in Q1). However, they increased only by +0.2% in a year. Executive search prices rose by +2.3% this quarter.

Advertising and market studies

Advertising prices have been falling since mid-2008

Advertising prices continued to decline during the first quarter (-0.5%) but this trend seems to damp. In one year, they have fallen by 4.8%. Market research and polling prices continued to increase (+0.9%). In one year, they have grown by 2.1%.

Telecommunications services

The prices decrease

Prices for telecommunications services are only available for the fourth quarter of 2009. They fell markedly (-2.6% in a quarter, -6.2% in a year) but this downward trend has been observed for some years.

tableau1 – Services Producer Price Indices: French market

Services Producer Price Indices: French market
CPA rev. 2 - Base 2005=100 except (n) Weights Indices Q1 2010 Changes in %
Q/Q-1 Q/Q-4
53.20 Other postal and courier services 555 99.1 –0.2 –2.6
58.29 Software pub. 6 336 101.2 0.0 0.5
61 (1) Telecommunications 12 650 90.3 * –2.6 –6.2
Computer programming and information
62.01 & 62.02 Computer programming and consultancy 39 983 102.2 –0.5 0.9
62.03 Computer facilities management 5 135 93.1 –2.3 –1.8
63.91 (2) News agencies 725 98.0 –0.4 –2.4
Professional, scientific and technical services
69.10 (3) Legal services 19 168 110.0 –1.0 –4.0
69.20 Accounting, tax consulting 13 346 107.1 0.4 –0.3
70.2 Management consulting 22 565 103.0 0.1 –1.7
71.1 (4) Architectural, engineering 44 420 109.9 –0.9 –0.1
71.20 Technical testing and analysis 5 461 95.5 –1.5 –4.1
Advertising and market studies
73.1 Advertising 17 539 96.9 –0.5 –4.8
73.12 Media representation 6 203 94.6 –0.4 –5.7
73.20 (3) Market research, public opinion polling 2 533 108.9 0.9 2.1
Rental and leasing services
77.11 (2) Rental of cars 5546 105.5 0.3 1.2
77.12 (2) Rental of trucks 1760 102.9 0.8 1.7
77.32 Rental of construction equip. 8 465 92.5 0.5 –3.4
Employment services
78.1 & 78.2 Placement and temp. employment agencies 27 649 110.1 0.7 0.2
Security and cleaning
80.1 & 80.2 Security 6 581 110.9 0.7 1.4
81.2 Cleaning 11 123 113.5 1.2 2.3
  • u : unavailable s : statistical secret
  • *: Telecommunications prices are known with one quarter delay.
  • Source : INSEE, "Observation des prix de l'industrie et des services aux entreprises" survey

graph1_info_A – Computer programming and information

graph2_telecom_A – Telecommunications

graph3_loc_A – Rental and leasing services

graph4_emploi_A – Employment services

graph5_pub_A – Advertising and market studies

graph6_pro_A – Professional, scientific and technical services