Stability in producer prices of services sold to businesses, rise in producer prices of services sold to households and on foreign marketsServices producer price indices - 3rd quarter 2013

In the third quarter of 2013, services producer prices sold to French businesses were stable overall (+0.0% following +0.4% in the last quarter).

SPPI, production sold to French businesses

In the third quarter of 2013, services producer prices sold to French businesses were stable overall (+0.0% following +0.4% in the last quarter).

The decline in advertising prices (–1.7%) impacted media prices…

The seasonal decline in prices for advertising spaces affected prices for media representation services (–5.0% following +2.8%), and for radio broadcasting, television programming and broadcasting services (–2.1% following –1.1%).

Overall, prices for professional, scientific and technical services moved down this quarter (–0.5%, following +0.3%). In particular, prices for architecture and engineering services declined for the third consecutive quarter (–1.0% following –1.9%), in a weakened market.

…while prices for most other services sold to businesses remained stable

Prices for freight transport services were almost unchanged. Prices for passenger transport services were on the rise.

On the whole, prices for real estate services were stable (–0.2%, as in the last quarter).

Prices for administrative and support services rose moderately (+0.3% following +1.1%). Prices for employment services leveled off (+0.2% following +1.6%) but increased year over year (+2.7% following +1.5%). Prices for rental and leasing services of other machinery and equipment dropped slightly (–0.5% following +0.4%), due to a seasonal activity slowdown, most notably for office equipment and computers (–1.9% following +0.9%).

SPPI, production sold to households in France

Services producer price sold to households in France increased significantly in the third quarter of 2013 (+2.2% following +0.3%), mostly due to the seasonal rise in prices for accomodation and food services (+3.5% following +0.1% ; +1.7% year over year).

SPPI, production sold on foreign markets

Services producer prices sold on foreign markets advanced in the third quarter of 2013 (+1.9%, following +0.0%), most notably prices for transport and warehousing services (+4.6% following +0.5%), mainly sea freight water transport services (+9.3% following –7.6%).

SPPI (all markets)

On all markets, services producer prices rose (+0.6% following +0.4%), particularly for accomodation and food services.

Graphique1 – Producer price indices for all services

  • Reference year: 2010

Graphique2 – Producer price indices of services sold to French businesses

  • Reference year: 2010

Graphique3 – Services producer price indices, all markets

  • Reference year: 2010

Tableau 2 – 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 2013T03 Q/Q-1 Q/Q-4
Prices of services sold to French businesses (BtoB)
HN : all services 1000 102.4 0.0 0.0
H : transport. and storage 187 106.1 0.3 1.3
49.41 : freight trans. by road 65 105.8 0.0 0.9
J : information and comm. 222 97.4 -0.4 -1.9
62 : IT services 87 100.9 -0.3 0.2
L : real estate activities 100 102.9 -0.2 -0.9
M : prof., scient. and tech. 200 100.0 -0.5 -0.5
69 : legal and accounting 38 104.1 0.6 1.3
70.2 : management consult. 43 101.8 -0.3 1.0
71.12 : engineering 64 98.5 -0.9 -1.9
73.1 : advertising 26 95.7 -1.7 -1.9
N : administ. and support 260 104.9 0.3 1.2
77.1 : renting of motor veh. 17 102.5 0.0 -0.9
77.3 : renting of mach. 30 101.9 -0.5 -1.5
78 : employment activities 50 107.5 0.2 2.7
81 : services to buildings and landscape activities 28 104.7 0.1 1.4
S95 : repair of computers and person. and household goods 9 108.9 0.2 1.5
Prices of services sold to households in France (BtoC)
HN : all services 1000 103.2 2.1 0.1
H : transport. and storage 168 106.5 1.9 3.0
I : accomodation and food 337 108.7 3.5 1.7
J : information and comm. 186 87.5 1.2 -10.2
L : real estate activities 177 105.4 1.2 1.5
M : prof., scient. and tech. 71 103.4 -0.1 2.5
N : administ. and support 43 102.6 2.5 -0.8
S95 : repair of computers and person. and household goods 18 108.5 0.3 1.4
Export prices of services (BtoE)
HN : all services 1000 96.5 1.9 0.4
H : transport. and storage 473 97.3 4.6 3.4
49.41 : freight transp. by road 64 108.0 -0.1 2.7
50.20 : sea and coast. freight 142 62.8 9.3 12.8
50.40 : inland freight water 1 111.7 0.0 -8.2
51.21 : freight air transport 21 129.0 0.5 7.2
53 : postal and courier serv. 13 110.8 0.0 3.1
JB : telecommunications 51 59.0 0.9 -17.8
70.22 : busin. & mgt consult. 46 97.8 -0.2 -2.8
71.12 : engin. & tech. consult. 66 101.8 0.0 -0.3
Prices of services sold on all markets (BtoAll)
HN : all services 1000 102.2 0.6 0.1
H : transport. and storage 200 105.0 1.2 1.6
I : accomodation and food 98 108.7 3.4 1.6
J : information and comm. 208 94.7 -0.1 -2.8
L : real estate activities 113 103.8 0.4 0.0
M : prof., scient. and tech. 167 100.4 -0.5 -0.5
N : administ. and support 204 104.5 0.4 1.0
S95 : repair of computers and person. and household goods 11 108.7 0.3 1.6
  • Source : INSEE

Tableau 3 – 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 2013T02 / 2013T01
- services sold on all markets 0.1(1)
- services sold to French businesses //
- services sold to consumers in France 0.1
- export of services -0.2
  • (1) Reading note : the change in index of services sold on all markets between the first quarter of 2013 and the second quarter of 2013 published in mid–September was +0.3 %. It has been revised at +0.4 % ; that is to say a revision of +0.1 %.