In September 2015, stability of producer prices in industryIndustrial Producer and Import Price Indices - September 2015

On all markets (French market and foreign markets), prices were unchanged in September (following –1.0% in August). Year over year, they declined by 2.1% for the whole industry, mainly due to refined petroleum products (–35.1%).

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Paru le : 30/10/2015
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Producer price indices in French industry: 0.0% in September

On all markets (French market and foreign markets), prices were unchanged in September (following –1.0% in August). Year over year, they declined by 2.1% for the whole industry, mainly due to refined petroleum products (–35.1%).

FRENCH MARKET: +0.1%

In September 2015, French producer prices in industry for the French market remained virtually stable (+0.1% following –1.0% in August), the decrease of prices for refined petroleum products (–1.2%) and for other manufactured products (–0.5%) being offset by the rise of prices for mining and quarrying products, energy and water (+1.5%).

Slighter fall of prices for refined petroleum products

In September, prices for refined petroleum products declined anew, but less strongly than in August (–1.2% after –13.9%), in connection with almost stable oil prices. The decrease is more significant for super unleaded (–7.7%) than for other refined petroleum products.

Prices for other energy products grew

Prices for mining and quarrying products, energy, water recovered (+1.5% following –0.7% in August). Prices for the electricity wholesale market rebounded, due to higher demand. Conversely, gas prices dipped.

Near stability of food prices

Food prices flattened out in September (–0.1% after +0.3% in July and August). By products, prices ranged from +0.6% for butchers meat to –2.9% for oils and fats.

Prices for other manufactured products declined

In September, prices for other manufactured products dropped anew (–0.5% after –0.6% in August), this decrease is mainly due to chemical products. Producers of this sector reflected the past degradation of oil prices. In a lesser extent, prices for rubber products, basic metals and metallic products and pharmaceutical products declined too.

FOREIGN MARKETS: –0.3%

Producer prices of French industrial products sold on foreign markets fell anew (–0.3% after –1.1% in August). The drop concerned almost all main industrial sectors, especially refined petroleum products (–3.9%). Only prices for mining and quarrying products, energy and water increased (+6.7%).

Import price indices of industrial products: –0.5% in September

In September, import prices continued to decline (–0.5% after –1.5% in August). Prices decreased in all the main industrial sectors except for refined petroleum products (+0.3%), drawn by a rebound from prices for lubricating oils.

Graphique1_EN – Total Industry price indices

Graphique2_EN – Producer price indices of manufactured products sold on the French market

Graphique3_EN – Import price indices of manufactured products

Tableau1 – French Producer Price Indices in industry according to the market where the products are sold:

reference year: 2010
French Producer Price Indices in industry according to the market where the products are sold:
Change in %
Levels A 10 and A 17 in CPF rev. 2, 2008 Weight Aug.15 In 1 month In 1 year
French market
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 104.2 0.1 –2.6
(DE) Mining and quarrying, energy, water 194 110.7 1.5 1.9
CZ: Manufactured prod. 806 102.2 –0.3 –3.7
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 186 108.8 –0.1 –1.0
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 56 80.8 –1.2 –34.7
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 72 101.2 0,0 –0.7
(C4) Transport equipment 111 103.8 0.1 0.4
(C5) Other man. products 380 101.7 –0.5 –1.4
Foreign markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 102.7 –0.3 –0.7
(DE) Mining and quarrying, energy, water 32 93.9 6.7 –1.1
CZ: Manufactured prod. 968 103.0 –0.5 –0.6
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 122 114.2 0.0 0.7
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 26 75.4 –3.9 –38.3
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 180 99.9 –0.2 1.0
(C4) Transport equipment 169 104.7 –0.1 0.6
(C5) Other man. products 471 102.4 –0.7 0.5
All markets
BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 103.2 0.0 –2.1
(DE) Mining and quarrying, energy, water 155 109.8 1.6 1.7
CZ: Manufactured prod. 845 102.0 –0.3 –2.9
(C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 171 109.8 –0.1 –0.7
(C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 49 79.6 –1.5 –35.1
(C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 98 99.6 –0.1 0.0
(C4) Transport equipment 125 104.2 0.0 0.5
(C5) Other man. Products 402 101.8 –0.5 –0.9

    Tableau2 – Import prices of industrial products

    reference year: 2010
    Import prices of industrial products
    Change in %
    Levels A 10 and A 17 of nomenclature CPF rev. 2, 2008 Weight Sep.15 In 1 month In 1 year
    BE:TOTAL INDUSTRY 1000 97.1 –0.5 –6.1
    CZ: Manufactured prod. s 99.5 –0.4 –3.0
    (C1) Food products, beverages, tobacco 71 111.7 –0.5 –0.7
    (C2) Coke and refined petroleum products 53 80.0 0.3 –35.4
    (C3) Electrical & electronic equip., computers, mach. 225 97.0 –0.3 0.6
    (C4) Transport equipment 147 98.3 –0.3 –1.5
    (C5) Other manufactured products s 102.3 –0.6 –0.7
    • r: updated ; nd: non available ; s : confidential

    Tableau3 – Revision of each index at total industry level

    Revision of the monthly change (in %)
    Revision of each index at total industry level
    Jun.15 / May 15 Jul.15 / Jun.15 Aug.15 / Jul.15
    French producer prices in industry sold on:
    - the French market +0,1 // -0,1
    - the foreign markets // // –0,1
    - all markets // // –0,1
    Import prices of industrial products // // //
    • Reading note: the change of the index on French market between July and August has been revised by -0,1 point: published last month equal to -0,9%, it has been updated to –1.0%