Services Producer Price Indices : Slight increases in the fourth quarter 2011Services producer price indices - 4th quarter 2011

Prices for legal activities and for rental of motor vehicles kept on increasing in the fourth quarter 2011, while prices for rental of construction equipment fell again. However, the overall movement was a slight increase (about +0.2 %)

Prices for legal activities and for rental of motor vehicles kept on increasing in the fourth quarter 2011, while prices for rental of construction equipment fell again. However, the overall movement was a slight increase (about +0.2 %)

Information and communication

Mixed price changes

Prices for telecommunications services increased in the third quarter (+1.8 % in a quarter, but -6 % year-over-year). Prices for news agencies rose by 2.5 %. On the contrary prices for computer facilities management declined (–1.6 %).

Professional, scientific and technical services

Prices for legal services kept on increasing

As in the third quarter, prices for professional, scientific and technical services were almost unchanged, except for prices for legal services, which increased again (+1.4 % in a quarter, +3.4 % year-over-year). However, over a one-year period, all prices increased, most notably in accounting and audits services (+2.1 %), architecture-engineering (+1.6 %), advertising and market research (+1.4 %).

Administrative and support services

Prices for rental of construction equipment fell

Prices for rental recorded the most significant changes :

prices for rental of construction equipment (-1.3 %) and other machinery (-1.7 %) fell, while prices for rental of motor vehicles prices moved up (+1.3 %). Prices for employment services and landscape services increased (+0.5 % this quarter).

tableau1 – Services Producer Price Indices : French market

Services Producer Price Indices : French market
CPA rev. 2 - Base 2005=100 except opposite indication in footnote Weights (M €) Indices Q4* 2011 Changes in %
Q/ Q-1 Q/ Q-4
38.1 & 38.2 (1) Waste collection, treatment and disposal 21 252 100.1 –0.2 0.0
53.20 Other postal and courier services 555 100.3 0.3 0.8
Information and communication
58.1 (1) Publishing of books and periodicals 15 313 100.4 0.2 0.4
58.29 Software publishing 6 336 107.7 0.2 4.7
61 (2) Telecommunications 12 650 86.1* 1.8 –6.0
62.01 & 62.02 Computer programming and consultancy 39 983 104.1 0.0 0.5
62.03 Computer facilities management 5 135 92.2 –1.6 –2.7
63.91 (3) News agencies 725 101.2 2.5 3.0
Professional, scientific and technical services
69.10 (4) Legal services 19 168 112.1 1.4 3.4
69.20 Accounting, tax consulting 13 346 109.7 0.0 2.1
70.2 Management consulting 22 565 103.3 –0.8 0.4
71.1 (5) Architectural, engineering 44 420 111.4 0.5 1.6
71.20 Technical testing and analysis 5 461 97.6 0.0 0.1
73 (4) Advertising and market research 19 960 96.9 0.8 1.4
Administrative and support services
77.1 Rental of motor vehicles 8 121 109.0 1.3 3.0
77.32 Rental of construction equipment 8 465 92.0 –1.3 1.0
77.39 (6) Rental of other machinery 7 023 106.2 –1.7 0.0
78 (6) Employment services 28 623 104.1 0.5 2.3
80.1 & 80.2 Security 6 581 112.8 0.1 1.0
81 (6) Services to buildings and landscape 19 826 100.8 0.5 1.6
82.20 (3) Call centre 4 864 103.8 -0.2 0.6
  • 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_pub_A – Advertising and market studies

graph4_emploi_A – Employment services