In December, stability of prices on all marketsIndustrial Producer and Import Price Indices - December 2013

In December, French producer prices in industry for French market increased slightly (+0.2 %, after +0.5 % in November). Except for the rise in prices for refined petroleum products, the movements were globally insignificant.

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Paru le : 31/01/2014
Prochaine parution le : 30/11/2017 at 08:45 - October 2017

Producer price indices in French industry

FRENCH MARKET: +0.5 % in December

In December, French producer prices in industry for French market increased slightly (+0.2 %, after +0.5 % in November). Except for the rise in prices for refined petroleum products, the movements were globally insignificant.

Prices for refined petroleum products rallied…

Prices for refined petroleum recovered in December (+1.3 % following -0.1 % and -3.9 %, respectively in November and October). The price for Brent crude sourced from the North Sea rose less significantly in euro terms than in dollar terms due to the appreciation of the euro against the dollar (+1.1 % against +2.8 %).

Food prices stabilized….

Food prices were almost unchanged (+0.1 % after –0.2 %). Prices for processed and preserved meats(+0.2 %) and for dairy products (+0.3 %) moved up slightly.

…while prices for computer and electrical products dipped slightly…

Prices for computer and electrical equipement dropped a little (–0.2 %). The decline in prices was significant only for electronic components (-1.6 %), and more moderate for electronic wires and cables (-0.7 %).

... and prices for “other manufactured products” were stable on the whole

However the overall stability of prices for “other manufactured products” (+0.1 %) hid contrasted movements. Prices for textiles and wearing apparel moved down (–0.5 %), whereas prices for chemical products advanced (+0.7 %), most notably for organic basic chemicals (+3.4 %), driven by the prices for oil and some other raw materials.

FOREIGN MARKETS: +0.0% in December

Producer prices of French industrial products sold on foreign markets were again unchanged (0.0 % as in November). Except for textiles (+0.6 %) and the wood-paper industry (–0.7 %), prices were stable overall .

ALL MARKETS: +0.1 % in December

On all markets, prices were almost unchanged (+0.1 % after +0.3 % in November). Year over year, the decline was significant in prices for refined petroleum products (–3.3 %) and for computer equipment (–1.8 %), less so for “other manufactured products” (–0.8 %). Prices for transport equipment (0.0 %) and food prices (+0.1 %) were particularly stable year over year.

Import price indices of industrial products: 0.0 % in December

Import prices were also unchanged (0.0 % as in November). Indeed, the moderate rise in prices for oil refinery (+1.2 %) and in purchase prices for crude oil, was offset by the decline in prices for repair and installation services of machinery and equipment (–0.8 %).

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:

reference year: 2010
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 Dec.13 In 1 month In 1 year
French market
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 108.7 0.2 0.0
(DE) Mining and quarrying, energy, water 226 115.8 0.2 2.1
CZ: Manufactured prod. 774 106.6 0.2 –0.7
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 196 110.6 0.1 –0.4
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 49 130.1 1.3 –3.5
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 53 101.9 –0.2 0.0
(C4) Transport equipment 80 103.0 0.1 0.3
(C5) Other man. products 396 103.1 0.1 –0.7
Foreign markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 103.2 0.0 –0.9
CZ: Manufactured prod. 980 103.2 0.0 –0.9
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 100 111.6 0.0 1.9
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 37 125.2 0.2 –2.9
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 194 97.9 0.2 –2.7
(C4) Transport equipment 252 103.4 –0.1 –0.1
(C5) Other man. products 397 101.8 –0.1 –1.1
All markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 106.9 0.1 –0.3
CZ: Manufactured prod. 845 105.3 0.1 –0.8
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 163 110.8 0.1 0.1
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 45 128.8 1.0 –3.3
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 102 99.2 0.1 –1.8
(C4) Transport equipment 140 103.3 0.0 0.0
(C5) Other man. products 395 102.6 0.0 –0.8

    Tableau2 – Import prices of industrial products

    reference year: 2010
    Import prices of industrial products
    Change en %
    Levels A 10 and A 17 of nomenclature CPF rev. 2, 2008 Weight Dec.13 In 1 month In 1 year
    BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 106.0 0.0 –1.6
    CZ: Manufactured prod. s 103.8 0.0 –1.2
    (C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 69 113.9 –0.1 1.2
    (C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 47 129.7 1.2 –3.9
    (C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 227 99.2 0.1 –0.2
    (C4) Transport equipment 147 99.9 0.1 –0.5
    (C5) Other manufactured products s 103.2 –0.3 –2.0
    • 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
    Sep.13 / Aug.13 Oct.13 / Sep.13 Nov.13 / Oct.13
    French producer prices in industry sold on:
    - the French market // +0.1 //
    - the foreign markets // // //
    - all markets +0.1 // //
    Import prices of industrial products –0.1 +0.2(1) –0.1
    • (1) Reading note: the change of the index between September and October 2013 published last month was equal to -0.9 %. It is updated to -0.7 %; that is to say a revision of +0.2 %.