The slight rise of Services Producer Price Indices continued in the second quarter of 2012Services producer price indices - 2nd quarter 2012

Overall services prices continued on an upward trend in the second quarter of 2012 with the notable exception of telecommunications and call centres.

Overall services prices continued on an upward trend in the second quarter of 2012 with the notable exception of telecommunications and call centres.

Information and communication

Increase in edition, decline in telecommunications

Prices for edition and information services increased this quarter (+0.9 % and +0.5 %) and year-over-year (+2.9 % and +1.2 %). Prices for telecommunications fell according to their past trend (-1.1 % this quarter and -2.1 % year-over-year).

Real estate services

Stable prices in the first half of the year 2012

Altogether, real estate services prices were stable in this beginning of the year. However, they rose by 1.9 % in one year. Real estate agencies prices tended to fall since the fourth quarter of 2011, while real estate management services prices increased slightly.

Administrative and support services

Prices for employment services increased

Prices for employment services continued to rise in this second quarter of 2012 (+1.3 % quarter-over-quarter and +3.9 % year-over-year). On the opposite, call center prices fell (-1.5 % quarter-over-quarter and -0.6 % year-over-year). Prices of rental, security and services to buildings and landscape were almost unchanged.

New series are published starting this second quarter of 2012 (in reference 100 = 2010)

tableau1 – Services Producer Price Indices : French market

Services Producer Price Indices : French market
Divisions and groups in CPA rev. 2, 2008 Weights (M €) Indices Q2* 2012 Changes in %
Q / Q-1 Q / Q-4
38.1 & 38.2 (6) Waste collection, treatment and disposal 21 252 101,8 0,7 2,1
53.20 (1) Other postal and courier services 555 99,5 0,4 0,3
Information and communication
58 (8) Publishing services 24 985 104,3 0,9 2,9
61 (4) Telecommunications 12 650 83,7 –1,1 –2,1
62 (1) Computer programming, consultancy and related services 45 118 102,5 0,3 –0,6
63 (8) Information services 10 204 100,2 0,5 1,2
Real estate services
68.3 (8) Real estate services on a fee or contract basis 11 632 103,7 –0,2 1,9
Professional, scientific and technical services
69 (8) Legal and accounting services 32 514 102,9 –0,2 1,0
70.2 (1) Management consulting 22 565 104,3 0,3 0,9
71 (2) Architectural and engineering services; technical testing and analysis services 49 881 110,3 1,5 2,5
73 (3) Advertising and market research 19 960 96,1 –0,4 0,3
Administrative and support services
77.1 (5) Rental of motor vehicles 8 121 109,1 –0,1 2,2
77.3 (8) Rental of other machinery, equipment and tangible goods 18 064 103,5 0,3 2,0
78 (7) Employment services 28 623 106,3 1,3 3,9
80.1 & 80.2 (1) Security 6 581 115,3 0,3 2,4
81 (7) Services to buildings and landscape 19 826 102,0 0,3 1,1
82.20 (5) Call centres 4 864 101,8 -1,5 –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_immo_A – Real estate

graph4_emploi_A – Employment services