Services Producer Price Indices : contrasting trends in the fourth quarter of 2012Services producer price indices - 4th quarter 2012

Business services had rather mixed price trends in the fourth quarter of 2012. Prices for professional, scientific and technical services rose whereas they kept falling for information, communication as for administrative and support services.

Business services had rather mixed price trends in the fourth quarter of 2012. Prices for professional, scientific and technical services rose whereas they kept falling for information, communication as for administrative and support services.

The drop in prices of information and communication services continued

The downward trend of prices for telecommunications and information services went on, with respectively -3.3% and -1.6% year-over-year. Prices for edition services fell this quarter (-1.0%), especially for software (-1.4%).

A slight decline in real estate services prices

Real estate services prices decreased slightly this quarter (-0.5%).

A sharp rise in prices of professional , scientific and technical services

Prices of advertising and market research, as well as architectural, engineering and technical testing grew significantly this quarter (+2.5% and +0.9% respectively).

Increased prices in administrative and support services

Prices for employment services increased again (+0.8%). This trend also appeared in the security prices (+0.5% in this quarter and +3.0% year-over-year). Prices for rental of personal and household goods and for rental of other machines fell this quarter.

New series are published :

Media representation services 73.12

Rental and leasing services of personal and household goods 77.2

Rental and leasing services of recreational and sports goods 77.21

Photocopying, document preparation and other specialised office support services 82.19

Call centre services in France 82.20

Call centre services offshore 82.20

tableau1 – Services Producer Price Indices : French market

Services Producer Price Indices : French market
Divisions and groups in CPA rev. 2, 2008 Weights (M €) Indices Q4* 2012 Changes in %
Q/ Q-1 Q/ Q-4
38.1 & 38.2 (6) Waste collection, treatment and disposal 21 252 103.2 1.2 2.9
53.20 (1) Other postal and courier services 555 96.9 –1.2 –3.1
Information and communication
58 (8) Publishing services 24 985 102.8 –1.0 0.5
61 (4) Telecommunications 12 650 83.3 –0.5 –3.3
62 (1) Computer programming, consultancy and related services 45 118 102.8 0.5 –0.1
63 (8) Information services 10 204 97.7 –0.7 –2.8
Real estate services
68.3 (8) Real estate services on a fee or contract basis 11 632 103.1 –0.5 –0.2
Professional, scientific and technical services
69 (8) Legal and accounting services 32 514 102.8 0.0 0.8
70.2 (1) Management consulting 22 565 103.5 –0.1 –0.6
71 (2) Architectural and engineering services; technical testing and analysis services 49 881 109.0 0.9 0.4
73 (3) Advertising and market research 19 960 94.7 2.5 5.3
Administrative and support services
77.1 (5) Rental of motor vehicles 8 121 109.1 0.3 –0.5
77.3 (8) Rental of other machinery, equipment and tangible goods 18 064 102.2 –1.0 –0.1
78 (7) Employment services 28 623 106.2 0.8 2.5
80 (1) Security 6 581 116.3 0.5 3.2
81 (7) Services to buildings and landscape 19 826 102.8 0.2 2.5
82.20 (5) Call centres 4 864 102.2 –0.7 –1.5
  • u : unavailable s : statistical secret
  • *: Telecommunications prices are known with one quarter delay.
  • Source : INSEE, "Observation des prix de l'industrie et des services aux entreprises" survey

graph2_telecom_A – Publishing and telecommunications

graph6_pro_A – Professional, scientific and technical services

graph3_loc_A – Rental and leasing services

graph1_info_A – Computer programming and information

graph5_immo_A – Real estate

graph4_emploi_A – Employment services