Services Producer Price Indices : stability in the third quarter 2011Services producer price indices - third quarter 2011

In the third quarter 2011, B to B services prices were unchanged. Prices of telecommunications services continued to fall (during the 2nd quarter). By contrast, prices of legal activities and landscape services increased again.

In the third quarter 2011, B to B services prices were unchanged. Prices of telecommunications services continued to fall (during the 2nd quarter). By contrast, prices of legal activities and landscape services increased again.

Information and communication

Continuous decline in telecoms prices, increase in software publishing prices

Prices of telecommunications services fell in the third quarter (-1.1 %), and year-over-year (-6.3 %), according to their trend. By contrast, prices of software publishing rose by 1 % in the third quarter (+3.3 % year-over-year), pursuing a trend started in 2010. Prices of other information and communication services were unchanged.

Professional, scientific and technical services

Legal services prices moved up

Prices of legal services were the only ones to move significantly (+1.9 % in a quarter, +3 % year-over-year). They had recorded a marked decline between the third quarter 2008 and the third quarter 2010.

Administrative and support services

Decline in the rental of construction equipments prices, increase in landscape services prices

Rental of construction equipment prices fell again in the third quarter 2011 (-0,6%). By contrast, prices of services to buildings and landscape moved up again (+0.9%), most notably those of landscape services (+2%).

Three new series are published (reference 100 for 1st quarter of 2010) :

78 - Employment services

81 - Services to buildings and landscape

81.10 - Combined facilities support services

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 Indices Q3* 2011 Changes in %
(M €) Q/ Q-1 Q/ Q-4
38.1 & 38.2 (1) Waste collection, treatment and disposal 21 252 100.6 0.8 –1.0
53.20 Other postal and courier services 555 100.0 0.0 0.8
Information and communication
58.1 (1) Publishing of books and periodicals 15 313 100.5 –0.1 0.9
58.29 Software publishing 6 336 106.4 1.0 3.3
61 (2) Telecommunications 12 650 84.6* –1.1 –6.3
62.01 & 62.02 Computer programming and consultancy 39 983 103.9 –0.1 1.4
62.03 Computer facilities management 5 135 93.7 –0.2 0.2
63.91 (3) News agencies 725 98.7 0.0 0.4
Professional, scientific and technical services
69.10 (4) Legal services 19 168 111.4 1.9 3.0
69.20 Accounting, tax consulting 13 346 109.7 –0.2 2.6
70.2 Management consulting 22 565 103.8 –0.2 1.5
71.1 (5) Architectural, engineering 44 420 110.9 0.0 1.0
71.20 Technical testing and analysis 5 461 97.7 0.0 0.2
73 (4) Advertising and market research 19 960 96.0 0.0 –0.2
Administrative and support services
77.1 Rental of motor vehicles 8 121 106.6 –0.2 1.3
77.32 Rental of construction equipment 8 465 93.5 –0.6 2.4
77.39 (6) Rental of other machinery, 7 023 107.6 0.7 3.0
78 (6) Employment services 28 623 103.4 0.0 2.8
80.1 & 80.2 Security 6 581 112.6 0.4 1.6
81 (6) Services to buildings and landscape 19 826 100.2 0.9 0.7
82.20 (3) Call centre 4 864 104.0 0.7 1.6
  • 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