Services Producer Price Indices : Contrasting price movements in the third quarter of 2012Services producer price indices - 3rd quarter 2012

In the third quarter of 2012, services prices fell slightly, most notably for professional, scientific and technical services.

In the third quarter of 2012, services prices fell slightly, most notably for professional, scientific and technical services.

Information and communication

Trends deflected

The downward trend of prices for telecommunications (-1.1 % year-over-year) stopped in the second quarter of 2012. On the other hand, prices for edition fell slightly this quarter (-0.3 %), but they increased by 2.1 % year-over-year. Regarding prices for information services, they increased this quarter (+0.7 %) but fell year-over-year by 1.9 %.

Real estate services

Stability confirmed

Altogether, real estate services prices were stable again this quarter, as over the year. Real estate agencies prices kept declining, contrary to prices for real estate management services which continued to rise.

Administrative and support services

Different price movements

Prices for employment services fell for the first time since 2010 : -1.0 % this quarter but +1.6 % year-over-year. Prices for security and services to buildings and landscape kept increasing (+2.7 % and +2.3 % year-over-year). Prices for rental of motor vehicles have been decreasing since the 4th quarter of 2011 (-0.3 % this quarter), but rose by 1.1 % year-over-year.

A new series is published : Computer programming services 62.01

tableau1 – Services Producer Price Indices : French market

Services Producer Price Indices : French market
Divisions and groups in CPA rev. 2, 2008 Weights (M €) Indices Q3* 2012 Changes in %
Q/ Q-1 Q/ Q-4
38.1 & 38.2 (6) Waste collection, treatment and disposal 21 252 102 0.2 1.7
53.20 (1) Other postal and courier services 555 98.1 –1.4 –1.9
Information and communication
58 (8) Publishing services 24 985 103.5 –0.3 2.1
61 (4) Telecommunications 12 650 83.7 0.0 –1.1
62 (1) Computer programming, consultancy and related services 45 118 102.3 –0.4 –0.6
63 (8) Information services 10 204 98.6 0.7 –1.9
Real estate services
68.3 (8) Real estate services on a fee or contract basis 11 632 103.5 0.0 0.2
Professional. scientific and technical services
69 (8) Legal and accounting services 32 514 102.8 0.0 0.8
70.2 (1) Management consulting 22 565 103.5 –0.9 –0.6
71 (2) Architectural and engineering services; technical testing and analysis services 49 881 108.1 –1.5 –0.5
73 (3) Advertising and market research 19 960 95.6 –0.2 –0.5
Administrative and support services
77.1 (5) Rental of motor vehicles 8 121 108.8 –0.3 1.1
77.3 (8) Rental of other machinery. equipment and tangible goods 18 064 103.2 0.4 0.9
78 (7) Employment services 28 623 105.3 –1.0 1.6
80 (1) Security 6 581 115.7 0.3 2.7
81 (7) Services to buildings and landscape 19 826 102.6 0.6 2.3
82.20 (5) Call centres 4 864 102.8 0.4 –1.2
  • 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