Services Producer Price Indices : telecommunications and computer services rising at the end of 2010Services producer price indices - 4th quarter 2010

In the fourth quarter of 2010, majority of services prices had positive changes, notably employment services. Beyond the fluctuations quarter-on-quarter, prices of IT and telecommunications services were on an upward trend, while advertising and rental of construction equipment prices kept on decreasing slightly.

In the fourth quarter of 2010, majority of services prices had positive changes, notably employment services. Beyond the fluctuations quarter-on-quarter, prices of IT and telecommunications services were on an upward trend, while advertising and rental of construction equipment prices kept on decreasing slightly.

Computing and information

Prices increased

Prices of telecommunications services increased during the third quarter (+1.4 %), but were still lower by 1.2 % than the previous year. Prices of computer programming and consultancy, and those of computer facilities management services increased by 1.1 % and 1.8 % respectively during the fourth quarter. Prices of publishing and news agencies services remained globally stable throughout the last two quarters.

Employment services

Prices recovered

Prices of employment placement agencies services and temporary employment services increased by 1.3 % during this quarter, after having withdrawn by 0.4 % the previous quarter. Over one year, they gained 2.6 %.

Advertising and market studies

Prices fell

Prices of market research and polling services fell during this quarter (-1 %), canceling their rise of the previous quarter. Over one year, they grew by 1.2 %. The advertising prices continued their decline during the fourth quarter (-0.5 %), but less fast than previously. Over one year, they decreased by 2.2 %.

tableau1 – Services Producer Price Indices: French market

Services Producer Price Indices: French market
CPA rev. 2 - Base 2005=100 except (n) Weights Indices Q4 2010 Changes in %
Q/ Q-1 Q/ Q-4
38.1 & 38.2 (1) Waste collection, treatment and disposal 21252 99.8 –1.8 0.5
53.20 Other postal and courier services 555 99.6 0.4 0.3
Information and communication
58.1 (1) Publishing of books and periodicals 15313 100.0 0.4 0.6
58.29 Software publishing 6336 102.9 –0.1 1.7
61 (2) Telecommunications 12650 91.6 * 1.4 –1.2
62.01 & 62.02 Computer programming and consultancy 39983 103.6 1.1 0.9
62.03 Computer facilities management 5135 95.2 1.8 –0.1
63.91 (3) News agencies 725 98.2 –0.1 –0.2
Professional, scientific and technical services
69.10 (4) Legal services 19168 108.7 0.5 –2.2
69.20 Accounting, tax consulting 13346 107.2 0.3 0.5
70.2 Management consulting 22565 102.9 0.6 0.0
71.1 (5) Architectural, engineering 44420 109.6 –0.2 –1.2
71.20 Technical testing and analysis 5461 97.9 0.4 0.9
73.1 Advertising 17539 95.3 –0.5 –2.2
73.20 (4) Market research, public opinion polling 2533 109.2 –1.0 1.2
Administrative and support services
77.1 Rental of motor vehicles 8121 105.9 0.7 1.3
77.32 Rental of trucks 8465 91.1 –0.2 –1.0
78.1 & 78.2 Placement and temp. employment agencies 27649 112.1 1.3 2.6
80.1 & 80.2 Security 6581 110.9 0.1 0.7
81.2 Cleaning 11123 113.5 0.3 1.2
82.20 (3) Call centre 4864 103.4 1.0 1.7
  • 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