In April, firm increase of industrial products pricesIndustrial Producer and Import Price Indices - April 2010

The French producer prices in industry on the French market increased firmly in April (+1.0 %), after a progress by +0.6 % in March.

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No 144
Paru le : 01/06/2010
Prochaine parution le : 30/11/2017 at 08:45 - October 2017

Producer price indices in industry

FRENCH MARKET: +1.0 %

The French producer prices in industry on the French market increased firmly in April (+1.0 %), after a progress by +0.6 % in March.

The strong rises of petroleum products and industrial raw materials prices went on and contributed to this result.

The prices of refined petroleum products went on rising strongly

The prices of refined petroleum products increased markedly for the second consecutive month: +6.3 % after +6.4 % in March. These changes were in line with the background of continuous rise of international stock exchange rates for crude petroleum (+18.4 % for the brent in euros on the last three months).

The prices of other energetic products followed

The increase of mining and quarrying, energy and water products was firm (+1.6 %), drawn by the sharp rise of gaseous fuels through mains prices (+7.6 %) and slightly attenuated by the small drop of electricity prices (-0.5 %).

The prices of basic metals, chemical and fabricated metal products progressed markedly

While international exchange rates of raw materials were increasing, chemical products prices (+1.9 %) and basic metals and fabricated metal products prices (+2.7 %) rised markedly. In particular, the increases of propylene and butadiene drew the prices of organic basic chemicals (+6 %). The change of prices was also firm for fabricated copper products (+5.3%), but also for aluminium and nickel ones, in line with raw materials prices.

FOREIGN MARKETS: +0.7 %

On the external markets, the French producer prices (+0.7 %) were also drawn by the rise of raw materials. Nevertheless, the increase was globally smaller than on the domestic market, because the part of energetic products is less important.

ALL MARKETS: +0.9 %

On all markets, the French producer prices increased by 0.9 % in April. Year-to-year, the progression reached +3.4 % for the global French industry. Only food products, electrical and electronic equipments were of a lower price than in April 2009.

Import prices indices of industrial products: +1.5 %

In April, the prices of imported industrial products increased firmly (+1.5 %). As for the French products, this rise was explained by the refined petroleum products (+4.8 %), chemical products (+1.2 %) and basic metals and fabricated metal products (+3.1 %) ; it was reinforced by the rise of crude petroleum products and the depreciation of the European currency.

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 Apr.10 In 1 month In 1 year
French market
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 108.8 1.0 4.0
(DE) Mining and quarrying, energy, water 130 121.2 1.6 6.1
CZ: Manufactured prod. 870 107.0 0.9 3.7
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 188 102.4 –0.1 –1.6
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 70 122.3 6.3 53.0
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 92 107.9 0.0 –0.7
(C4) Transport equipment 79 104.2 0.0 0.3
(C5) Other man. products 441 106.9 0.7 1.4
Foreign markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 102.9 0.7 1.9
CZ: Manufactured prod. s 102.5 0.8 1.8
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 82 107.2 –0.1 –0.9
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 25 169.3 4.0 46.3
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 202 96.0 0.0 –2.0
(C4) Transport equipment 211 99.3 0.3 0.2
(C5) Other man. products s 102.5 1.3 2.0
All markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 107.0 0.9 3.4
CZ: Manufactured prod. s 105.5 0.9 3.0
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 154 103.2 –0.1 –1.4
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 56 128.8 5.8 51.8
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 127 101.9 0.0 –1.4
(C4) Transport equipment 121 101.4 0.2 0.2
(C5) Other man. products s 105.4 0.9 1.6

    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 Apr.10 In 1 month In 1 year
    BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 109.8 1.5 7.9
    CZ: Manufactured prod. s 102.9 0.8 3.5
    (C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 69 112.8 0.0 1.1
    (C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 41 125.0 4.8 46.0
    (C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 210 94.2 –0.1 –0.9
    (C4) Transport equipment 133 100.1 –0.1 –1.3
    (C5) Other manufactured products s 104.2 1.1 3.9
    • 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
    Jan.10 / Dec.09 Feb.10 / Jan.10 Mar.10 / Feb.10
    French producer prices in industry sold on:
    - the French market // // //
    - the foreign markets // // //
    - all markets +0.1 // +0.1(1)
    Import prices of industrial products –0.1 // //
    • (1) Reading note: the evolution of the index between Feb.10 and Mar.10 published last month was equal to +0.5 %. It is updated to +0.6 %; that is to say a revision of +0.1 %.