In August, stabilization of producer pricesIndustrial Producer and Import Price Indices - July -August 2010

The French producer prices in industry on the French market moved up moderately in July and August, respectively by +0.2 % and +0.1 %. In July, this slight progress resulted from a noticeable rise in mining and quarrying, energy and water products (+2.6 %) and a small decline of manufactured products (-0.2 %); in August, this quasi-stability was quite general to the whole industry.

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Paru le : 30/09/2010
Prochaine parution le : 22/12/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

Producer price indices in French industry

FRENCH MARKET: +0.1 % in August after +0.2 % in July

The French producer prices in industry on the French market moved up moderately in July and August, respectively by +0.2 % and +0.1 %. In July, this slight progress resulted from a noticeable rise in mining and quarrying, energy and water products (+2.6 %) and a small decline of manufactured products (-0.2 %); in August, this quasi-stability was quite general to the whole industry.

Refined petroleum products prices were stable…

Refined petroleum products prices stabilized in August (-0.1 %), after a marked decrease in July (-3.8 %). In July, crude petroleum prices (Brent) in euro were negatively oriented, due to the positive change of euro value in dollars; in August, their progress were still moderate in euro (+1.3 % vs. +2.2 % in dollars).

… as food products prices

After a positive change in July (+0.5 %), food products prices remained stable in August. Indeed, meat prices were withdrawing during this last month (-0.5 %), notably for the pork meat, after noticeable and general rises of food products in July.

The prices of computer, electronic, electrical equipment progressed

The prices of computer, electronic, electrical equipment progressed by +0.5 % in August, drawn by a marked rise of electrical equipment (+1.5 %). Anyway, this last increase was following a decrease by -0.9 % in July.

FOREIGN MARKETS: -0.3 % in August after +0.0 % in July

On the external markets, the French producer prices declined (-0.3 %). Food products prices were withdrawing (-0.6 %) after an increase by +0.7 % in July, while refined petroleum products kept decreasing during two months (-1.4 % after -1.3%).

ALL MARKETS: +0.0 % in August after +0.1 % in July

On all markets, the French producer prices were stable both in July and August. Year-to-year, they had increased by +3.1 %; except for computer, electronic and electrical equipment (-0.6%), all products were above their year-ago level.

Import prices indices of industrial products: +0.3 % in August after +0.0 % in July

In August, the prices of imported industrial products rised slightly (+0.3 %), drawn by the rising prices of petroleum products and manufactured products, notably the refined petroleum products (+1.6% after nevertheless -4.3 % in July).

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 Aug.10 In 1 month In 1 year
French market
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 109.0 0.1 3.5
(DE) Mining and quarrying, energy, water 130 121.0 0.1 7.4
CZ: Manufactured prod. 870 107.2 0.1 2.8
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 188 103.4 0.0 0.2
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 70 118.4 –0.1 20.3
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 92 108.9 0.5 0.8
(C4) Transport equipment 79 103.9 –0.1 1.0
(C5) Other man. products 441 107.3 0.1 2.1
Foreign markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 103.5 –0.3 2.4
CZ: Manufactured prod. s 103.2 –0.2 2.3
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 82 109.0 –0.6 1.8
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 25 161.1 –1.4 10.5
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 202 95.7 –0.2 –2.0
(C4) Transport equipment 211 100.0 –0.2 0.0
(C5) Other man. products s 103.8 –0.1 4.5
All markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 107.3 0.0 3.1
CZ: Manufactured prod. s 105.8 0.0 2.6
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 154 104.3 –0.1 0.5
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 56 124.4 –0.4 18.4
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 127 102.2 0.2 –0.5
(C4) Transport equipment 121 101.7 –0.1 0.5
(C5) Other man. products s 106.2 0.0 2.8

    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 Aug.10 In 1 month In 1 year
    BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 109.7 0.3 7.0
    CZ: Manufactured prod. s 104.7 0.2 4.3
    (C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 69 115.8 0.3 2.9
    (C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 41 122.1 1.6 18.3
    (C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 210 95.1 –0.1 0.8
    (C4) Transport equipment 133 100.6 0.0 –0.2
    (C5) Other manufactured products s 107.3 0.2 6.1
    • 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
    May 10 / Apr.10 Jun.10 / May 10
    French producer prices in industry sold on:
    - the French market // //
    - the foreign markets –0.1 +0.1(1)
    - all markets // //
    Import prices of industrial products // //
    • (1) Reading note: the evolution of the index between Jun.10 and Jul.10 published last month was equal to 0.3 %. It is updated to 0.4 %; that is to say a revision of +0.1 %.