Stability in producer prices of services sold to French businesses or on foreign markets, decline in producer prices of services sold to householdsServices producer price indices - 4th quarter 2013

In the fourth quarter of 2013, services producer prices sold to French businesses remained stable overall (+0.1% following +0.0% in the last quarter).

SPPI, production sold to French businesses

In the fourth quarter of 2013, services producer prices sold to French businesses remained stable overall (+0.1% following +0.0% in the last quarter).

Prices for most services sold to businesses were on the rise…

Prices for information and communication services rallied (+0.9% following –0.4%). In particular, prices for programming and broadcasting services rebounded (+11.9% following –11.9%); driven up by the seasonal rise in prices for advertising spaces.

Prices for administrative and support services moved up as in the third quarter (+0.3%, following +0.3%). Prices for employment activities rose strongly (+1.2%, following +0.2%), mainly those for temporary employment agencies services (+1.3%, following +0.3%).

Prices for professional, scientific and technical services increased slightly (+0.2%, following –0.5%). Advertising prices advanced (+2.8% following –3.0%) due to a seasonal effect, while prices for management consulting services dipped (–0.4%, following +0.1%).

…while prices for real estate services (–0.5%) and for transportation and storage services (–0.4%) moved down.

Prices for real estate services dropped again (–0.5% following –0.1%): prices for real estate services on a fee or contract basis increased (+1.5%, following –0.6%) but this rise was more than offset by the fall of non–residential rents (–0.8%, following –0.1%).

Prices for freight transport services decreased (–0.4%, following +0.3%). Prices for freight air transport services declined significantly (–2.6%, following 0.0%), while prices for freight road transport services were still unchanged (0.0%, following 0.0%).

SPPI, production sold to households in France

Services producer price sold to households in France fell significantly in the fourth quarter of 2013 (–1.5% following +2.1%), mostly due to the seasonal decline in prices for accomodation and food services (–3.2% following +3.5%) ; prices for administrative and support services also moved down (–3.1% following +2.6%), particularly for rental and leasing services (–2.9% following +1.7%)

SPPI, production sold on foreign markets

Services producer prices sold on foreign markets were unchanged in the fourth quarter of 2013 (+0.0%, following +1.9%). However the international prices for sea freight water transport services rose significantly (+12.6%).

SPPI (all markets)

On all markets, services producer prices fell slighlty (–0.3% following +0.6%). Year-over-year they were almost unchanged (+0.1%).

Graphique1 – Producer price indices for all services

  • Source : Insee

Graphique2 – Producer price indices of services sold to French businesses

  • Source : Insee

Graphique3 – Services producer price indices, all markets

  • Source : Insee

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 2013T04 Q/Q-1 Q/Q-4
Prices of services sold to French businesses (BtoB)
HN : all services 1000 102.2 0.1 –0.2
H : transport. and storage 187 105.6 –0.4 1.2
49.41 : freight trans. by road 65 105.8 0.0 0.8
J : information and comm. 222 97.1 0.9 –2.6
62 : IT services 87 101.4 0.5 0.0
L : real estate activities 100 102.3 –0.5 –1.1
M : prof., scient. and tech. 200 100.2 0.2 –1.1
69 : legal and accounting 38 103.8 –0.3 1.0
70.2 : management consult. 43 102.6 –0.4 1.3
71.12 : engineering 64 98.1 0.0 –3.2
73.1 : advertising 26 97.5 2.8 –3.2
N : administ. and support 260 105.2 0.3 1.6
77.1 : renting of motor veh. 17 102.2 –0.4 –1.4
77.3 : renting of mach. 30 102.5 0.5 0.0
78 : employment activities 50 108.8 1.2 3.1
81 : services to buildings and landscape activities 28 104.9 0.2 1.3
S95 : repair of computers and person. and household goods 9 107.0 –0.1 –0.4
Prices of services sold to households in France (BtoC)
HN : all services 1000 101.7 –1.5 1.0
H : transport. and storage 168 104.4 –2.0 1.6
I : accomodation and food 337 105.3 –3.2 2.0
J : information and comm. 186 89.5 2.3 –7.8
L : real estate activities 177 104.1 –1.2 0.8
M : prof., scient. and tech. 71 103.3 0.0 1.8
N : administ. and support 43 99.7 –3.1 –3.3
S95 : repair of computers and person. and household goods 18 107.9 0.1 0.6
Export prices of services (BtoE)
HN : all services 1000 96.5 0.0 0.6
H : transport. and storage 473 96.8 –0.7 2.8
49.41 : freight transp. by road 64 108.4 0.4 3.0
50.20 : sea and coast. freight 142 70.7 12.6 9.9
50.40 : inland freight water 1 110.9 –2.1 –3.5
51.21 : freight air transport 21 133.8 1.6 8.1
53 : postal and courier serv. 13 110.8 0.0 3.1
JB : telecommunications 51 60.1 2.8 –13.4
70.22 : busin. & mgt consult. 46 97.9 –0.1 –3.3
71.12 : engin. & tech. consult. 66 101.8 0.0 –0.4
Prices of services sold on all markets (BtoAll)
HN : all services 1000 101.7 –0.3 0.1
H : transport. and storage 200 104.2 –0.8 1.4
I : accomodation and food 98 105.2 –3.1 1.9
J : information and comm. 208 94.9 1.2 –2.2
L : real estate activities 113 103.0 –0.8 –0.3
M : prof., scient. and tech. 167 100.5 0.2 –0.9
N : administ. and support 204 104.6 0.2 1.4
S95 : repair of computers and person. and household goods 11 107.4 0.0 0.1
  • Source : INSEE

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

Revision (in percentage point)
Measure of revision for each indicator at the HN 'all services' level
Services producer price indices 2013Q03 / 2013Q02
- services sold to all markets //
- services sold to French businesses //
- services sold to consumers in France //
- export of services //
  • (1) Reading note : the development of indices between the second and third quarters 2013 published at the end of November 2013 remained the same after the calculations of February 2014.