In February 2011, notable rises on the French market and for imported productsIndustrial Producer and Import Price Indices - February 2011

French producer prices in industry on the French market progressed once again by +0.8 %, after 0.9 % in January and in December. As in January, the still marked growth of refined petroleum products prices on one hand, and the progression of prices of food products and “other manufactured products” on the other hand, explained this increase.

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Paru le : 31/03/2011
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Producer price indices in French industry

FRENCH MARKET: +0.8 % in February

French producer prices in industry on the French market progressed once again by +0.8 %, after 0.9 % in January and in December. As in January, the still marked growth of refined petroleum products prices on one hand, and the progression of prices of food products and “other manufactured products” on the other hand, explained this increase.

Refined petroleum products prices still grew...

Refined petroleum products prices raised by 4.0 %, after +3.7 % in January. Brent progressed indeed again in February, on a pace however attenuated in euro, thanks to its recovery vs. dollar (+5.1 % in euro vs. +7.4 % in dollar).

… and prices of food products and of "other manufactured products" progressed again

Food products prices progressed again, by 1 % (+0.7 % in January). The increases were notable for meat products (+1.3 %), in a context of rising rates of pork meat, for dairy products (+1.2 %) and for beverages, particularly wine (+0.6 %). For the "other manufactured products" prices, the increases were still important on chemicals (+2 %).

Only computer, electronical, optical products and elecrical equipment prices weakened slightly

The prices of computer, electronical, optical products and electrical equipment went down by 0.3 %, especially electronic components and boards (-1.3 %), in line with dollar depreciation.

FOREIGN MARKETS: +0.3 % in February

French producer prices in industry on the foreign markets increased by +0.3 % in February, after a rise by +1.0 % in January. This moderated change resulted mainly from an important decrease of pharmaceutical preparations prices, in a context of competition reinforced by the introduction of new generic medicaments.

ALL MARKETS: +0.7 % in February

On all markets, the rise of industrial products prices was by +0.7 % in February. Year-on-year, the increase was by 5.8 % for the whole, and reached +33.5 % for the refined petroleum products.

Import prices indices of industrial products: +1.1 % in February

The progresses of imported industrial products prices were sustained for the fourth successive month, i.e. 1.1 % in February, after 1.1 %, +2 % and +0.9 % respectively in January, December and November.

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 Feb.11 In 1 month In 1 year
French market
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 113.8 0.8 6.3
(DE) Mining and quarrying, energy, water 130 126.8 0.2 6.2
CZ: Manufactured prod. 870 111.9 0.9 6.3
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 188 107.5 1.0 4.9
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 70 146.2 4.0 35.3
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 92 109.3 –0.3 1.3
(C4) Transport equipment 79 104.5 0.0 0.4
(C5) Other man. products 441 110.1 0.6 4.2
Foreign markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 106.6 0.3 4.7
CZ: Manufactured prod. s 105.8 0.3 4.4
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 82 115.3 0.6 6.7
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 25 193.4 5.8 25.8
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 202 95.9 –0.1 0.3
(C4) Transport equipment 211 100.7 0.6 1.6
(C5) Other man. products s 106.1 –0.2 5.3
All markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 111.5 0.7 5.8
CZ: Manufactured prod. s 109.8 0.7 5.6
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 154 108.8 0.9 5.2
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 56 152.8 4.3 33.5
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 127 102.5 –0.2 0.8
(C4) Transport equipment 121 102.4 0.4 1.0
(C5) Other man. products s 108.8 0.4 4.5

    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 Feb.11 In 1 month In 1 year
    BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 115.6 1.1 9.9
    CZ: Manufactured prod. s 107.8 0.5 6.4
    (C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 69 123.8 0.7 9.8
    (C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 41 149.1 3.9 34.4
    (C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 210 94.7 0.0 0.5
    (C4) Transport equipment 133 100.9 –0.1 0.8
    (C5) Other manufactured products s 109.8 0.4 7.3
    • 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
    Nov.10 / Oct.10 Dec.10 / Nov.10 Jan.11 / Dec.10
    French producer prices in industry sold on:
    - the French market +0.1 // //
    - the foreign markets // // +0.2(1)
    - all markets // // +0.1
    Import prices of industrial products +0.1 // //
    • (1) Reading note: the evolution of the index between Dec.10 and Jan.11 published last month was equal to 0.8 %. It is updated to 1 %; that is to say a revision of +0.2  .