In June 2013, slight decline in prices, on all marketsIndustrial Producer and Import Price Indices - June 2013

In June, French producer prices in industry fell slightly (–0.3 %), following two months of sharper decline (–1.2 % in both April and May). Apart from prices for electricity, gas and water, which dropped significantly again (–2.3 %, following –5.3 % in May), the price movements for other industrial products were moderate, either upwards or downwards.

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Paru le : 07/31/2013
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Producer price indices in French industry

FRENCH MARKET: –0.3 % in June

In June, French producer prices in industry fell slightly (–0.3 %), following two months of sharper decline (–1.2 % in both April and May). Apart from prices for electricity, gas and water, which dropped significantly again (–2.3 %, following –5.3 % in May), the price movements for other industrial products were moderate, either upwards or downwards.

Prices for refined petroleum products levelled off

In June 2013, prices for refined petroleum products dipped slightly (–0.3 % following –1.5 % in May and –5.2 % in April) ; they went back to their low level of June 2012 (–0.2 % year-on-year). Prices for unleaded premium gas (+0,3 %) and diesel oil (–0,3 %) were almost unchanged ; only the fall in prices for heating oil was still significant (–1.3 % following –1.2 % in May).

Food prices increased moderately

Food prices rose slightly in June (+0.3 % following +0.1 % in May). The increase in pork prices impacted meat prices (+1.4 %). Prices for dairy products, which were affected upwards by farm milk, moved up significantly (+2.1 %) while prices for sugar manufacturing (–0.8 %) and bread (-0.3 %) slowed down.

Prices for "other manufactured products" were stable overall

Prices for "other manufactured products" were stable overall (+0.1 % following –0.4 % in May). Prices for chemical products rallied (+1.2 % following a significant decline of –2.8 %) but prices for textiles and wearing apparel dipped (–0.8 %) following three months of moderate rise (+0.3 % in May and +0.2 % in both March and April).

FOREIGN MARKETS: –0.2 % in June

Producer prices of French industrial products sold on foreign markets were almost unchanged, following two months of decline (–0.6 % in both April and May). Prices for electrical and electronic equipment slipped again (–0.6 % following –0.5 %), while prices for chemical products rallied (+1.2 %) as on the French market.

ALL MARKETS: –0.2 % in June

On all markets, the fall in prices for industrial products was also moderate (–0.2 % following –1.0 % in April and May). The year-on-year decline in prices for refined petroleum products was –1.0 % against –8.1 % in May (June 2012 being a low point).

Import price indices of industrial products: –0.3 % in June

Import prices dropped slightly in June, as in May (–0.3 % following –0.2 %). The fall was general: buying prices for products from extractive industries decreased (–0,6 %) as well as prices for "other manufactured products" (–0.4 %), most notably chemical products (–0.8 %) and basic metals (–0.5 %).

Graphique1_EN – Total Industry price indices

  • Reference year: 2010

Graphique2_EN – Producer price indices of manufactured products sold on the french market

  • Reference year: 2010

Graphique3_EN – Import price indices of manufactured products

  • Reference year: 2010

Tableau1 – French Producer Price Indices in industry according to the market where the products are sold:

reference year: 2010
French Producer Price Indices in industry according to the market where the products are sold:
Change in %
Levels A 10 and A 17 in CPF rev. 2, 2008 Weight Jun.13 In 1 month In 1 year
French market
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 107.0 –0.3 0.1
(DE) Mining and quarrying, energy, water 226 106.3 –1.7 –1.8
CZ: Manufactured prod. 774 107.1 0.2 0.7
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 196 112.0 0.3 3.4
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 49 127.3 –0.3 –0.2
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 53 102.6 0.3 0.1
(C4) Transport equipment 80 103.1 0.5 –0.2
(C5) Other man. products 396 103.5 0.1 –0.5
Foreign markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 103.3 –0.2 –0.5
CZ: Manufactured prod. 980 103.8 –0.1 –0.3
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 100 111.3 0.3 3.2
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 37 125.4 –0.2 –3.4
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 194 98.6 –0.6 –1.9
(C4) Transport equipment 252 103.5 –0.3 0.6
(C5) Other man. products 397 102.8 0.2 –0.6
All markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 105.7 –0.2 –0.1
CZ: Manufactured prod. 845 105.8 0.1 0.3
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 163 111.8 0.3 3.4
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 45 126.9 –0.3 –1.0
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 102 99.9 –0.3 –1.2
(C4) Transport equipment 140 103.3 0.0 0.3
(C5) Other man. products 395 103.3 0.1 –0.6

    Tableau2 – Import prices of industrial products

    reference year: 2010
    Import prices of industrial products
    Change en %
    Levels A 10 and A 17 of nomenclature CPF rev. 2, 2008 Weight Jun.13 In 1 month In 1 year
    BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 105.8 –0.3 –0.9
    CZ: Manufactured prod. s 103.8 –0.2 –1.0
    (C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 69 114.3 0.1 2.5
    (C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 47 127.3 0.1 0.7
    (C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 227 98.5 0.0 –1.2
    (C4) Transport equipment 147 99.9 –0.3 –0.9
    (C5) Other manufactured products s 103.9 –0.4 –1.7
    • r: updated ; nd: non available ; s : confidential

    Tableau3 – Revision of each index at total industry level

    Revision of the monthly change (in %)
    Revision of each index at total industry level
    Mar.13 / Feb.13 Apr.13 / Mar.13 May 13 / Apr.13
    French producer prices in industry sold on:
    - the French market // // //(1)
    - the foreign markets // // //
    - all markets // // //
    Import prices of industrial products // // //
    • (1) Reading note: the evolution of the index between Apr.2013 and May 2013 published last month was equal to -1.2 %. It isn’t updated, that is to say a revision of 0 %.