Services Producer Price Indices : some prices went on rising, some other stabilized on 2nd quarterServices producer price indices - 2nd Quarter 2010

The prices of employment services and trucks rental went on rising during the second quarter of 2010. The prices of computer programming and information services recovered a positive change, as those of professional services. Only the prices of advertising and telecommunications kept declining.

The prices of employment services and trucks rental went on rising during the second quarter of 2010. The prices of computer programming and information services recovered a positive change, as those of professional services. Only the prices of advertising and telecommunications kept declining.

Computing and information

Stable prices

The prices of computer programming and consultancy, those of computer facilities management and of news agencies stabilized this quarter, after a slight decrease on first quarter. The prices of computer facilities management have fallen by 4 % over a year.

Employment services

The increase was confirmed

The prices of employment agencies, for labor and temporary employment, continued to rise (+0.5 %)

Advertising and market studies

The prices of advertising fell again

The prices of advertising continued to fall during the second quarter (-0.7 %). Over a year, they have been falling by 3.6 %. The prices of market research and polling services went on rising (+0.6 %). In one year, they have been growing by 2.3 %.

Telecommunications services

The decline went on

The prices of telecommunications services are currently available only for the first quarter. They were decreasing relatively to the fourth quarter of 2009 (- 0.6%). Over a year, the prices have been falling by 5 %.

tableau1 – Services Producer Price Indices: French market

Services Producer Price Indices: French market
CPA rev. 2 - Base 2005=100 except (n) Weights Indices Q2 2010 Changes in %
Q/Q-1 Q/Q-4
53.20 Other postal and courier services 555 99.6 0.5 –1.1
58.29 Software pub. 6336 103.1 2.1 –1.2
61 (1) Telecommunications 12650 89.8 * –0.6 –5.0
Computer programming and information
62.01 & 62.02 Computer programming and consultancy 39983 102.3 0.0 –0.2
62.03 Computer facilities management 5135 93.4 0.2 –4.0
63.91 (2) News agencies 725 98.3 0.1 –0.5
Professional, scientific and technical services
69.10 (3) Legal services 19168 111.0 0.8 –1.1
69.20 Accounting, tax consulting 13346 107.1 0.1 –0.4
70.2 Management consulting 22565 103.2 0.2 –0.2
71.1 (4) Architectural, engineering 44420 109.2 0.2 –1.6
71.20 Technical testing and analysis 5461 97.6 1.0 –0.9
Advertising and market studies
73.1 Advertising 17539 96.3 –0.7 –3.6
73.12 Media representation 6203 93.8 –0.7 –4.2
73.20 (3) Market research, public opinion polling 2533 109.3 0.6 2.3
Rental and leasing services
77.11 (2) Rental of cars 5546 105.5 –0.2 0.7
77.12 (2) Rental of trucks 1760 103.4 1.0 2.5
77.32 Rental of construction equip. 8465 92.3 –0.1 –3.8
Employment services
78.1 & 78.2 Placement and temp. employment agencies 27649 110.9 0.5 1.0
Security and cleaning
80.1 & 80.2 Security 6581 110.6 0.0 0.8
81.2 Cleaning 11123 113.7 0.2 2.0
  • 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 (SPPI)

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