In October, firm increase of producer prices on the French marketIndustrial Producer and Import Price Indices - October 2010

The French producer prices in industry on the French market progressed by +0.8 % in October (+0.3 % in September). The manufactured products raised again in prices (+0.4 % in both September and October) while prices of mining and quarrying, energy, water (+3.1 %) recorded the seasonal rise of steam and air conditioning services.

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No 291
Paru le : 30/11/2010
Prochaine parution le : 22/12/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

Producer price indices in French industry

FRENCH MARKET: +0.8 % in October

The French producer prices in industry on the French market progressed by +0.8 % in October (+0.3 % in September). The manufactured products raised again in prices (+0.4 % in both September and October) while prices of mining and quarrying, energy, water (+3.1 %) recorded the seasonal rise of steam and air conditioning services.

Seasonal rise of steam and air-conditioning services

Every year, the prices of steam and air conditioning services progress in October then decrease in May. Their increase is by 37.7 % for this month.

Refined petroleum products prices raised again...

After an increase by 0.8 % in September, the prices of refined petroleum products raised again more strongly in October, by 2.5 %. The rises of heating oil (+3.6 %) and of diesel oil prices (+2.5 %) were more marked than in September, but the price of kerosene declined.

... as well as food products prices

Food products prices raised in October for the second consecutive month (+0.5 % after +0.9 %). In a context of important rises of raw food materials, the prices of prepared animal feeds (+4.4 %) and starches and starch products (+12 %) increased markedly, compensating the seasonal decrease of meat prices.

Transport equipment prices weakened

In October, transport equipment prices decreased slightly, by 0.2 %.

Within other manufactured products (+0.2 %), basic chemicals prices went down markedly (–1.4 %) while basic metals prices progressed (+0.5 %).

FOREIGN MARKETS: +0.1 % in October

On the external markets, the French producer prices were almost stable (+0.1 %), the general drop of manufactured products prices compensating the marked rise of energetic products.

ALL MARKETS: +0.6 % in October

On all markets, the prices of all manufactured products progressed by 0.6 %. Year-to-year, the increase recorded in October was by +3.8 %; similar to the previous month; it is nevertheless higher for food products (+3.3 % vs. +1.7 % in September).

Import prices indices of industrial products: +0.0 % in october

The prices of imported industrial products were stable in October (+0.3 % in September). This stability resulted from a drop of manufactured products prices on one hand, and a rise of energetic products prices on the other hand.

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 Oct.10 In 1 month In 1 year
French market
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 110,4 0,8 4,3
(DE) Mining and quarrying, energy, water 130 125,2 3,1 5,4
CZ: Manufactured prod. 870 108,2 0,4 4,1
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 188 104,9 0,5 3,2
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 70 122,4 2,5 25,7
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 92 108,8 0,2 0,5
(C4) Transport equipment 79 104,0 –0,2 1,2
(C5) Other man. products 441 107,9 0,2 2,5
Foreign markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 104,0 0,1 2,9
CZ: Manufactured prod. s 103,5 –0,1 2,9
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 82 110,2 0,3 4,1
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 25 160,5 –0,4 12,7
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 202 95,4 –0,1 –0,9
(C4) Transport equipment 211 99,7 –0,4 0,3
(C5) Other man. products s 104,5 0,1 4,8
All markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 108,3 0,6 3,8
CZ: Manufactured prod. s 106,5 0,3 3,7
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 154 105,8 0,5 3,3
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 56 127,7 2,0 23,2
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 127 102,1 0,1 –0,2
(C4) Transport equipment 121 101,6 –0,3 0,7
(C5) Other man. products s 106,8 0,1 3,3

    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 Oct.10 In 1 month In 1 year
    BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 110,1 0,0 7,6
    CZ: Manufactured prod. s 105,0 –0,1 4,8
    (C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 69 116,8 0,3 5,4
    (C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 41 124,2 0,8 22,0
    (C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 210 94,5 –0,5 0,5
    (C4) Transport equipment 133 100,5 –0,1 –0,1
    (C5) Other manufactured products s 107,8 0,0 6,5
    • 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
    Jul.10 / Jun.10 Aug.10 / Jul.10 Sep.10 / Aug.10
    French producer prices in industry sold on:
    - the French market +0,1 –0,1 //
    - the foreign markets // // //
    - all markets // // +0,1(1)
    Import prices of industrial products // // //
    • (1) Reading note: the evolution of the index between Aug.10 and Sep.10 published last month was equal to 0,3 %. It is updated to 0,4 %; that is to say a revision of +0,1 %.