In May, increase of manufactured products prices, but backward step of energetic products pricesIndustrial Producer and Import Price Indices - May 2010

Consequently to an occasional drop of petroleum products international prices in May (-4.5 % for the Brent in euros), the prices of refined petroleum products had contrasted changes. Premium gas and fuel oil prices declined while kerosene and asphalt (and to a lesser extent gas oil) progressed.

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Paru le : 01/07/2010
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 08:45 - August 2017

Producer price indices in French industry

FRENCH MARKET: +0.0 %

The prices of refined petroleum products progressed only moderately by +0.9 %…

Consequently to an occasional drop of petroleum products international prices in May (-4.5 % for the Brent in euros), the prices of refined petroleum products had contrasted changes. Premium gas and fuel oil prices declined while kerosene and asphalt (and to a lesser extent gas oil) progressed.

… and the other energetic products recorded the seasonal drop of steam and hot water tariffs

Mining and quarrying, energy and water prices withdrew (-2.3 %), due to the seasonal drop of steam and hot water tariffs (-27.4 %), electricity and gaseous fuels through mains prices remaining stable this month.

Food products prices rised again

The rise of food products prices (+0.5 %) is almost general after three months of stability. The prices of processed and preserved meat increased (+1.4 %) thanks to seasonal rises, as well as those of dairy products (+1 %); wine prices, after two months of decline, recovered (+1.3 %).

The prices of computer, electronic, electrical equipment progressed as well

These marked increases, notably those of the electronic components (+4 %), were in line with the rises of raw materials prices and the change of the exchange rate between dollar and euro.

FOREIGN MARKETS: +0.5 %

On the external markets, the French producer prices rised by +0.5 %. The progresses were noticeable indeed for transport equipment (+0.7 %) and other manufactured products (+1.0 %). The withdrawal of refined petroleum products prices (-3.5 %), due to a different structure of products from the domestic market, limited very weakly these rises.

ALL MARKETS: +0.1 %

On all markets, the French producer prices were globally stable in May (+0.1 %). Year-to-year, the increase, drawn by the refined petroleum products (+45.3 %), is now notable for the other manufactured products (+2.6 %).

Import prices indices of industrial products: +0.0 %

In May, the prices of imported industrial products were flat: except for the purchaser price of crude petroleum and refined petroleum products, the prices of other products progressed consistently with the decline of the European currency.

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 May 10 In 1 month In 1 year
French market
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 108.8 0.0 4.3
(DE) Mining and quarrying, energy, water 130 118.3 –2.3 6.3
CZ: Manufactured prod. 870 107.3 0.3 3.9
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 188 102.8 0.5 –1.0
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 70 123.3 0.9 49.8
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 92 108.2 0.4 –0.7
(C4) Transport equipment 79 104.2 0.0 0.4
(C5) Other man. products 441 107.1 0.3 1.9
Foreign markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 103.5 0.5 2.6
CZ: Manufactured prod. s 103.2 0.6 2.5
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 82 108.2 1.0 0.4
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 25 165.3 –3.5 28.0
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 202 96.1 0.2 –1.9
(C4) Transport equipment 211 99.8 0.7 0.4
(C5) Other man. products s 103.6 1.0 3.9
All markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 107.1 0.1 3.8
CZ: Manufactured prod. s 105.9 0.4 3.4
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 154 103.7 0.6 –0.7
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 56 129.2 0.1 45.3
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 127 102.1 0.3 –1.3
(C4) Transport equipment 121 101.8 0.3 0.4
(C5) Other man. products s 105.9 0.5 2.6

    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 May 10 In 1 month In 1 year
    BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 110.3 0.0 7.8
    CZ: Manufactured prod. s 103.7 0.5 4.1
    (C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 69 114.3 1.0 2.0
    (C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 41 124.0 –2.3 37.8
    (C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 210 94.6 0.5 –0.4
    (C4) Transport equipment 133 100.3 0.2 –0.5
    (C5) Other manufactured products s 105.6 0.9 5.3
    • 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
    Feb.10 / Jan.10 Mar.10 / Feb.10 Apr.10 / Mar.10
    French producer prices in industry sold on:
    - the French market // // //
    - the foreign markets // // +0.1
    - all markets // –0.1 //
    Import prices of industrial products // +0.1 +0.4(1)
    • (1) Reading note: the evolution of the index between Mar.10 and Apr.10 published last month was equal to 1.5 %. It is updated to 1.9 %; that is to say a revision of +0.4 %.
    • A mistake committed last month on the exchange rate € / $ explains this update of an unusual size.