Services Producer Price Indices : still mixed price changes on the third quarterServices producer price indices - 3rd Quarter 2010

On the third quarter of 2010, services prices were as many positively oriented as negatively oriented. Prices of telecommunications turned into a slight increase, these of market research and polling services accentuated their growth, but those of legal services, of rental of construction equipment, and of advertising pursued their decline, while placement and temporal employment and cleaning services weakened.

On the third quarter of 2010, services prices were as many positively oriented as negatively oriented. Prices of telecommunications turned into a slight increase, these of market research and polling services accentuated their growth, but those of legal services, of rental of construction equipment, and of advertising pursued their decline, while placement and temporal employment and cleaning services weakened.

Computing and information

Stable prices

Except telecommunications prices punctually increasing during the second quarter (+0.6 % on a quarter but –2.6 % on a year), prices of publishing, computer programming and consultancy, computer facilities management and news agencies services remained stable.

Employment services

Slight decline

Prices of placement and temporal employment services fell slightly (-0.4 %). On a year, they have nevertheless increased by 1.6 %.

Advertising and market studies

Trends were confirmed

Prices of advertising services have continued to fall during the third quarter (-0.7 %), maintaining their trend (-3 % on a year). On the opposite, market research and polling services prices kept on increasing (+1 %, +3 % on a year).

tableau1 – Services Producer Price Indices: French market

Services Producer Price Indices: French market
CPA rev. 2 - Base 2005 = 100 except (n) Weights Indices Q3 2010 Changes in %
Q / Q-1 Q / Q-4
38.1 & 38.2 (1) Waste collection, treatment and disposal 21252 101.5 0.8 1.0
53.20 Other postal and courier services 555 99.2 –0.4 –0.2
Information and communication
58.1 (1) Publishing of books and periodicals 15313 100.0 –0.3 0.3
58.29 Software publishing 6336 103.0 0.0 0.3
61 (2) Telecommunications 12650 90.3* 0.6 -2.6
62.01 & 62.02 Computer programming and consultancy 39983 102.5 0.1 1.3
62.03 Computer facilities management 5135 93.5 0.2 –2.8
63.91 (3) News agencies 725 98.3 0.0 0.4
Professional, scientific and technical services
69.10 (4) Legal services 19168 107.5 –1.2 –3.5
69.20 Accounting, tax consulting 13346 107.4 0.3 0.8
70.2 Management consulting 22565 102.4 0.0 –1.3
71.1 (5) Architectural, engineering 44420 109.3 0.1 –1.4
71.20 Technical testing and analysis 5461 97.2 –0.4 –0.4
73.1 Advertising 17539 95.6 –0.7 –3.0
73.20 (4) Market research, public opinion polling 2533 110.4 1.0 3.0
Administrative and support services
77.1 Rental of motor vehicles 8121 105.2 0.1 0.6
77.32 Rental of construction equip. 8465 91.3 –1.1 –2.2
78.1 & 78.2 Placement and temp. employment agencies 27649 110.5 –0.4 1.6
80.1 & 80.2 Security 6581 110.5 0.0 0.5
81.2 Cleaning 11123 113.2 –0.4 1.5
82.20 (3) Call centre 4864 102.2 0.7 1.0
  • 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

graph2_telecom_A – Publishing and telecommunications

graph6_pro_A – Professional, scientific and technical services

graph3_loc_A – Rental and leasing services

graph1_info_A – Computer programming and information

graph5_pub_A – Advertising and market studies

graph4_emploi_A – Employment services