Services Producer Price Indices : some slight increases in the second quarter 2011Services producer price indices - 2nd quarter 2011

Altogether, B to B services prices of the second quarter 2011 were relatively stable. However, some prices pursued their increase this quarter. It is the case of the employment services, the legal services, the management consultancy, the architecture-engineering and the rental of construction equipment. But telecommunications services fell again.

Altogether, B to B services prices of the second quarter 2011 were relatively stable. However, some prices pursued their increase this quarter. It is the case of the employment services, the legal services, the management consultancy, the architecture-engineering and the rental of construction equipment. But telecommunications services fell again.

Computing and information

Stability, except for telecoms

Prices of telecommunications services fell in the first quarter (-2.3 %), that made a 4.8 % decrease in one year. The prices of computer programming and consultancy and those of computer facilities management services were stable.

Employment services

Prices still increased

Prices of employment placement agencies services and temporary employment services increased by 1.2 % on a quarter. Over one year, they gained 2.7 %.

Advertising and market studies

Advertising prices stabilized

After a continuous decline registered since 2008 (-0.7 % in one year), the advertising prices seemed to stabilize (+0.1 %) for these last three quarters. But the prices of market research and polling services confirmed their decline this quarter (-1.1 %); in one year they decreased by 1.5 %.

One new serie is published:

- 8130 - Landscape services.

tableau1 – Services Producer Price Indices: French market

Services Producer Price Indices: French market
CPA rev. 2 - Base 2005=100 except (n) Weights Indices Q2 2011 Changes in %
Q/ Q-1 Q/ Q-4
38.1 & 38.2 (1) Waste collection, treatment and disposal 21 252 100.3 0.6 –0.4
53.20 Other postal and courier services 555 100.0 0.8 0.4
Information and communication
58.1 (1) Publishing of books and periodicals 15 313 101.0 0.0 0.7
58.29 Software publishing 6 336 104.7 –0.5 1.7
61 (2) Telecommunications 12 650 85.5 –2.3 –4.8
62.01 & 62.02 Computer programming and consultancy 39 983 104.2 –0.1 1.8
62.03 Computer facilities management 5 135 94.0 0.1 0.8
63.91 (3) News agencies 725 98.7 0.2 0.4
Professional, scientific and technical services
69.10 (4) Legal services 19 168 110.7 0.6 1.7
69.20 Accounting, tax consulting 13 346 109.9 0.2 2.6
70.2 Management consulting 22 565 104.0 0.6 1.6
71.1 (5) Architectural, engineering 44 420 110.5 0.7 1.2
71.20 Technical testing and analysis 5 461 97.6 0.2 0.0
73 (4) Advertising and market research 19 960 95.8 0.0 –0.8
Administrative and support services
77.1 Rental of motor vehicles 8 121 106.6 –0.1 1.4
77.32 Rental of construction equipment 8 465 94.1 0.7 2.0
78.1 & 78.2 Placement and temp. employment agencies 27 649 113.9 1.2 2.7
80.1 & 80.2 Security 6 581 112.2 –0.4 1.5
81.2 Cleaning 11 123 114.9 0.1 1.1
81.30 (6) Landscape services 7 200 96.7 –3.8 –2.9
82.20 (3) Call centre 4 864 103.5 1.1 2.0
  • 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