Slight rise in services producer pricesServices producer price indices - 2nd Quarter 2013

In the second quarter of 2013, services producer prices sold to French businesses improved slightly (+0.4 % following –0.4 % in the last quarter), reaching the same level as at the end of 2012. All the different types of services were on the rise this quarter, except for real estate activities whose prices were stable (–0.2 %).

SPPI, production sold to French businesses

In the second quarter of 2013, services producer prices sold to French businesses improved slightly (+0.4 % following –0.4 % in the last quarter), reaching the same level as at the end of 2012. All the different types of services were on the rise this quarter, except for real estate activities whose prices were stable (–0.2 %).

Rise in prices for administrative and support activities (+0.7 %) and for information and communication services (+0.4 %)…

After three quarters of almost no change, prices for administrative and support activities advanced (+0.7 % following –0.1 %). In particular, prices for employment activities increased (+0.7 % following 0.0 %), most notably for employment placement agencies (+1.1 %) and temporary employment agencies (+0.8 %). On the other hand, prices for rental services of motor vehicles moved down (–0.9 % following –0.1 %).

Prices for information and communication services picked up (+0.4 %, following –1.6 %), most notably prices for computer services (+0.6 % following –0.5 %).

… and more modest rise in prices for transport services (+0.3 %) and scientific and technical activities (+0.3 %)

Prices for water transport services (+4.3 % following –0.8 %) and air transport services (+3.3 % following –3.2 %) moved up, while prices for freight transport services by road were stable (–0.2 % following +0.7 %).

Prices for scientific and technical activities increased (+0.3 % following –1.1 %), most notably advertising (+0.5 % following –3.9 %) and engineering services (+0.3 % following –1.6 %).

SPPI, production sold to households in France

Services producer price sold to households in France were almost unchanged in the second quarter of 2013 (+0.2 % following +0.2 %). Prices for information and communication services continued to drop (–1.1 % following –2.8 %), while prices for administrative and support activities recovered (+1.6 % following –1.1 %).

SPPI, production sold on foreign markets

Services producer prices sold on foreign markets were stable in the second quarter of 2013 (+0.2 %, following –1.3 %), but declined year-over-year (–1.4 %).

SPPI (all markets)

On all markets, services producer prices rose slightly (+0.3 % following –0.3 %). Year-over-year, they dipped moderately (–0.4 %).

Graphique1 – Producer price indices for all services

Graphique2 – Producer price indices of services sold to French businesses

Graphique3 – Services producer price indices, all markets

Tableau 1 – 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 2013Q2 Q/Q–1 Q/Q–4
Prices of services sold to French businesses (BtoB)
HN : all services 1000 102.4 0.4 -0.3
H : transport. and storage 187 105.5 0.3 1.0
49.41 : freight trans. by road 65 105.5 -0.2 0.6
J : information and comm. 222 98.5 0.4 -1.8
62 : IT services 87 101.6 0.6 0.6
L : real estate activities 100 103.1 -0.2 -0.4
M : prof., scient. and tech. 200 100.6 0.3 -1.1
69 : legal and accounting 38 102.4 -0.4 -0.4
70.2 : management consult. 43 102.4 1.1 0.8
71.12 : engineering 64 100.0 0.3 -1.5
73.1 : advertising 26 97.3 0.5 -3.0
N : administ. and support 260 104.1 0.7 0.5
77.1 : renting of motor veh. 17 102.6 -0.9 -1.0
77.3 : renting of mach. 30 102.5 0.5 -0.4
78 : employment activities 50 106.2 0.7 0.6
81 : services to buildings and landscape activities 28 104.7 0.1 2.0
S95 : repair of computers and person. and household goods 9 108.6 0.8 1.2
Prices of services sold to households in France (BtoC)
HN : all services 1000 101.1 0.2 -0.4
H : transport. and storage 168 104.5 1.2 1.8
I : accommodation and food 337 105.1 0.1 1.7
J : information and comm. 186 86.4 -1.1 -12.4
L : real estate activities 177 104.2 0.6 0.8
M : prof., scient. and tech. 71 103.4 -0.1 1.6
N : administ. and support 43 100.2 1.6 -2.9
S95 : repair of computers and person. and household goods 18 108.2 0.6 1.1
Export prices of services (BtoE)
HN : all services 1000 94.8 0.2 -1.4
H : transport. and storage 473 92.7 0.1 -0.5
49.41 : freight transp. by road 64 106.0 -0.6 -0.1
50.20 : sea and coast. freight 142 57.5 -7.6 -6.5
50.40 : inland freight water 1 112.6 -1.2 -1.5
51.21 : freight air transport 21 128.4 0.7 5.6
53 : postal and courier serv. 13 110.6 0.0 3.0
JB : telecommunications 51 63.1 -0.5 -17.4
70.22 : busin. & mgt consult. 46 99.7 1.7 -1.8
71.12 : engin. & tech. consult. 66 101.9 0.1 0.2
Prices of services sold on all markets (BtoAll)
HN : all services 1000 101.6 0.3 -0.4
H : transport. and storage 200 103.6 0.5 0.9
I : accommodation and food 98 105.0 0.2 1.7
J : information and comm. 208 95.3 0.1 -3.3
L : real estate activities 113 103.5 0.1 0.1
M : prof., scient. and tech. 167 100.8 0.3 -0.9
N : administ. and support 204 103.7 0.7 0.4
S95 : repair of computers and person. and household goods 11 108.4 0.7 1.3
  • Source : INSEE

Tableau 2 – Measure of revision for each indicator at the HN 'all services' level

Revision (in points)
Measure of revision for each indicator at the HN 'all services' level
Services producer price indices 2013Q1 / 2012Q4
- services sold to all markets -0.2
- services sold to French businesses -0.2 (1)
- services sold to consumers in France //
- export of services -0.3
  • (1) Reading note : the change in indice between 2012Q4 and 2013Q1 published at the end of May was -0.2 %. It has been revised at -0.4 % ; that is to say a revision of -0.2 %.