Stability in producer prices of services sold to French businesses , decline in producer prices of services sold on foreign marketsServices producer price indices - 1st quarter 2014

In the first quarter of 2014, services producer prices sold to French businesses were unchanged (0.0% following –0.3% in the last quarter).

SPPI, production sold to French businesses

In the first quarter of 2014, services producer prices sold to French businesses were unchanged (0.0% following –0.3% in the last quarter).

Prices for information and communication services dropped again (–0.5% following –1.0%)…

Prices for television programming and broadcasting services fell significantly (–8.6% following +17.5%) due to the seasonal decline in prices for advertising spaces (–7.4% following +10.2%). Prices for information technology services also dipped (–0.3% following +0.0%).

… while prices for transportation and storage services moved up (+0.4% following –0.2%)…

The rise was particularly significant in prices for freight air transport services (+3.1%, following –2.7%) and for tariffs of postal services under universal service obligation (+3.0%, following 0.0%). Prices for other freight transport services were stable overall, except for sea and coastal freight water transport services which moved down (–2.2%, following +4.4%).

… and prices for all the other types of services were almost unchanged.

Regarding professional, scientific and technical services (0.0%, following +0.4%), the seasonal decline in advertising prices (–2.6% following +3.7%) was offset by the rise in prices for legal services (+0.6% following –0.2%) and management consulting services (+0.5%, following –0.9%).

Regarding administrative and support services (–0.2%, following +0.1%), prices for employment activities were almost unchanged (–0.1%, following +0.8%), while prices for renting services of motor vehicles increased slightly (+0.5%, following –0.4%).

Prices for real estate services (+0.2% following –0.6%) were almost unchanged.

SPPI, production sold to households in France

Services producer price sold to households in France rallied (+0.8% following –1.5%), mostly due to the seasonal rise in prices for accomodation and food services (+2.3% following –3.2%).

SPPI, production sold on foreign markets

Services producer prices sold on foreign markets moved down in the first quarter of 2014 (–1.0% following +0.1%), most notably international prices for transport and storage services (–1.8% following –0.7%).

SPPI (all markets)

On all markets, services producer prices were almost unchanged compared to the last quarter (+0.1% following –0.5%). Year-over-year they increased slightly (+0.3%).

Graphique1 – Producer price indices for all services

  • base and reference year: 2010

Graphique2 – Producer price indices of services sold to French businesses

  • base and reference year: 2010

Graphique3 – Services producer price indices, all markets

  • base and reference year: 2010

Tableau1 – Services producer price indices, by sectors:

base and reference year: 2010
Services producer price indices, by sectors:
Sections and choices of Weight Indices Change in %
levels in NAF rev.2 2014T01 Q/Q-1 Q/Q-4
Prices of services sold to French businesses (BtoB)
HN : all services 1000 101.8 0.0 –0.2
H : transport. and storage 187 106.0 0.4 0.8
49.41 : freight trans. by road 65 106.0 0.2 0.3
J : information and comm. 222 96.0 –0.5 –2.0
62 : IT services 87 104.0 –0.3 3.1
L : real estate activities 100 102.4 0.2 –0.9
M : prof., scient. and tech. 200 100.4 0.0 0.1
69 : legal and accounting 38 104.9 0.6 2.1
70.2 : management consult. 43 102.5 0.5 1.1
71.12 : engineering 64 98.5 0.2 –1.1
73.1 : advertising 26 95.3 –2.6 –1.6
N : administ. and support 260 104.0 –0.2 0.5
77.1 : renting of motor veh. 17 102.7 0.5 –0.8
77.3 : renting of mach. 30 102.7 0.2 0.7
78 : employment activities 50 106.7 –0.1 1.1
81 : services to buildings and landscape activities 28 105.4 0.5 0.7
S95 : repair of computers and person. and household goods 9 106.3 –0.4 –1.4
Prices of services sold to households in France (BtoC)
HN : all services 1000 102.5 0.8 1.6
H : transport. and storage 168 104.7 0.3 1.5
I : accomodation and food 337 107.7 2.3 2.7
J : information and comm. 186 89.0 –0.7 –6.6
L : real estate activities 177 104.5 0.4 1.1
M : prof., scient. and tech. 71 103.0 0.2 2.4
N : administ. and support 43 99.1 –0.5 –3.8
S95 : repair of computers and person. and household goods 18 108.3 0.5 0.6
Export prices of services (BtoE)
HN : all services 1000 95.5 –1.0 0.8
H : transport. and storage 473 95.1 –1.8 2.6
49.41 : freight transp. by road 64 108.4 0.2 1.7
50.20 : sea and coast. freight 142 69.0 –2.4 11.0
50.40 : inland freight water 1 111.5 –0.4 –2.1
51.21 : freight air transport 21 133.2 –0.5 4.5
53 : postal and courier serv. 13 114.1 3.2 3.2
JB : telecommunications 51 59.7 –1.2 –5.8
70.22 : busin. & mgt consult. 46 96.8 0.3 –1.2
71.12 : engin. & tech. consult. 66 101.7 –0.1 –0.2
Prices of services sold on all markets (BtoAll)
HN : all services 1000 101.6 0.1 0.3
H : transport. and storage 200 104.3 0.1 1.1
I : accomodation and food 98 107.6 2.3 2.6
J : information and comm. 208 94.0 –0.5 –1.3
L : real estate activities 113 103.3 0.3 –0.2
M : prof., scient. and tech. 167 100.7 0.0 0.1
N : administ. and support 204 103.4 –0.3 0.4
S95 : repair of computers and person. and household goods 11 107.1 0.0 –0.5
  • Source : Insee

Tableau3 – Measure of revision for each indicator at the HN 'all services' level

Revision (in percentage points)
Measure of revision for each indicator at the HN 'all services' level
Services producer price indices 2013T04 / 2013T03
- services sold to all markets –0.2
- services sold to French businesses -0.4 (1)
- services sold to consumers in France //
- export of services 0.1
  • (1) Reading note : the change in price between the third and fourth quarters 2013 published at the end of February 2014 was 0.1%. It has been revised at –0.3% ; that is to say a revision of –0.4%. This revision was mainly due to the late receipt of administrative data in the telecommunication services.