In the third quarter of 2015, producer prices of services sold to French businesses were stableServices producer price indices - Third quarter 2015

In the third quarter of 2015, producer prices of services sold to French businesses were stable, following +0.4% in the second quarter.

SPPI, production sold to French businesses

In the third quarter of 2015, producer prices of services sold to French businesses were stable, following +0.4% in the second quarter.

Decrease in prices for information and communication services, scientific and technical services, and real estate activities

Prices for information and communication services weakened this quarter (–0.4% after +0.4%) driven down by the fall in prices for programming and broadcasting services (–10.3%) ; in contrast, prices for publishing services grew (+0.8%) as those for information services (+0.5%).

Prices for scientific and technical services slipped (–0.3%), driven by the seasonal fall in prices for advertising services (–3.1%). The decrease was more important on television, cinema and billboards.

Prices for real estate activities declined slightly (–0.3% following +0.3%), driven down by prices for renting and operating services of own or leased real estate which dipped by 0.3% too.

Near stability of prices for administrative and support services

Prices for administrative and support services were virtually stable (–0.1%), especially those for buildings and landscape activities (+0.1%). Nevertheless, prices for employment activities dropped (0.9%), in particular prices for temporary employment agency services (–1.1%).

Stability of prices for transportation and storage

Prices for transportation and storage services were unchanged. However, prices for freight transport services by road decreased (–1,0%) owing to gasoil price fall and greater competition.

SPPI, production sold to households in France

Producer prices of services sold to households in France advanced sharply this quarter (+1.8% following +0.6%), driven up by a seasonal rise in prices for services related to tourism. Year over year, the increase was more moderate (+1.0%).

SPPI, production sold on foreign markets

Producer prices of services sold on foreign markets were stable in the third quarter. Prices for computer programming, consultancy and related services moved up (+0.8%), especially those for computer consultancy services (+1.1%). In contrast, prices for freight air transport services declined (–4.3% following –4.1% in the second quarter).

SPPI (all markets)

In the third quarter of 2015, on all markets, services producer prices advanced anew (+0.5% after +0.4%), driven up by producer prices of services sold to households. Year over year, they rose by 0.4%.

Graphique1 – Producer price indices for all services

  • base and reference year: 2010
  • Source: INSEE

Tableau1 – Producer price indices of services sold to French businessesServices producer price indices, all markets

  • base and reference year: 2010
  • base and reference year: 2010
  • Source: INSEE
  • Source: INSEE

Tableau1 – Services producer price indices, by sectors:Measure of revision for each indicator at the HN 'all services' level

base and reference year: 2010Revision (in percentage points)
Services producer price indices, by sectors:Measure of revision for each indicator at the HN 'all services' level
Sections and choices of Weight Indices Change in %
levels in NAF rev.2 2015Q03 Q/Q-1 Q/Q-4
Prices of services sold to French businesses (BtoB)
HN : all services 1000 102.1 0.0 0.3
H : transport. and storage 187 106.8 0.0 0.2
49.41 : freight trans. by road 65 104.3 –1.0 –1.8
J : information and comm. 222 94.4 –0.4 0.2
62 : IT services 87 102.0 0.3 0.7
L : real estate activities 100 104.0 –0.3 0.4
M : prof., scient. and tech. 200 100.0 –0.3 0.2
69 : legal and accounting 38 105.2 –0.1 1.3
70.2 : mgmt. consulting serv. 43 103.4 –0.3 1.5
71.12 : engineering 64 97.5 0.1 –0.8
73.1 : advertising 26 92.9 –3.1 0.4
N : administ. and support 260 104.7 –0.1 –0.3
77 : renting & leasing serv. 83 99.3 –0.7 –1.6
78 : employment activities 50 106.8 –0.9 –0.3
81 : services to buildings and landscape activities 28 105.7 0.1 0.5
S95 : repair of computers and person. and household goods 9 105.1 –0.4 –0.4
Prices of services sold to households in France (BtoC)
HN : all services 1000 105.7 1.8 1.0
H : transport. and storage 168 110.8 2.0 1.7
I : accomodation and food 337 113.3 3.4 1.9
J : information and comm. 186 89,3 0.2 1.7
L : real estate activities 177 107.0 1.2 0.7
M : prof.. scient. and tech. 71 102.7 0.1 –0.5
N : administ. and support 43 102.6 3.0 –1.0
S95 : repair of computers and person. and household goods 18 109.2 –0.1 0.5
Export prices of services (BtoE)
HN : all services 1000 96.1 0.0 –1.0
H : transport. and storage 473 93.5 0.5 –5.1
49.41 : freight transp. by road 64 107.9 –0.1 0.2
51.21 : freight air transport 21 120.8 –4.3 –6.4
53 : postal and courier serv. 13 122.9 0.0 7.7
JB : telecommunications 51 53.6 0.0 –2.5
62 : IT services 23 100.5 0.8 1.0
70.2 : mgmt. consulting serv. 48 95.9 –1.1 –0.5
71.12 : engin. & tech. consult. 66 104.0 0.0 0.6
77.40 : licensing services 146 111.2 0.1 8.6
Prices of services sold on all markets (BtoAll)
HN : all services 1000 102.6 0.5 0.4
H : transport. and storage 200 105.6 0.5 –0.4
I : accomodation and food 98 113.8 3.8 2.6
J : information and comm. 208 92.7 –0.2 0.5
L : real estate activities 113 105.5 0.5 0.9
M : prof.. scient. and tech. 167 100.4 –0.2 0.2
N : administ. and support 204 105.0 0.0 0.2
S95 : repair of computers and person. and household goods 11 106.8 –0.3 0.0
Services producer price indices 2015T02 / 2015T01
- services sold to all markets //
- services sold to French businesses //
- services sold to consumers in France //
- export of services //
  • // : unrevised
  • How to read it: the variation of indices between the first and the second quarter of 2015 published at the end of August 2015 remained unchanged after the calculations of November 2015.
  • Source : INSEE