29 November 2019
N° 2019-315

In September 2019, services output increased again (+0.8%)Index of services production - September 2019

In September 2019, output in services increased again (+0.8% after +1.4% in August).

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In September 2019, output in services increased again (+0.8% after +1.4% in August).

Services output increased over the last three months

Over the last quarter (July to September), services production rose by 1.5% compared to the previous quarter.

It increased sharply in business support activities (+1.4%) : in this subsection, it grew in specialised, scientific and technical activities (+1.2%) and in administrative and business service activities (+1.6%). Output also rose sharply in information and communication (+2.5%), in transportation and storage (+1.9%) and in household services (+2.8%). It grew more slightly in accommodation and food services activities (+0.3%) and decreased in real estate activities (−0.5%).

Index of services production

Index of services production ()
Business support (MN) Transportation and storage (H) Accommodation & food service (I) Information-communication (J) All services (SPI)
2015-01 96.83 97.89 97.54 98.61 97.61
2015-02 99.22 101.04 98.29 98.87 99.19
2015-03 99.11 99.96 98.2 99.24 99.5
2015-04 99.46 99.12 99.98 100.69 99.73
2015-05 100.57 98.85 101.31 97.96 99.62
2015-06 99.95 100.7 100.64 100.26 99.7
2015-07 102.93 99.93 99.62 98.76 101.1
2015-08 98.96 99.57 100.91 100.4 99.34
2015-09 101.3 101.32 100.33 100.05 100.59
2015-10 99.78 99.72 100.56 100.41 100.61
2015-11 101.4 101.46 99.97 101.44 101.28
2015-12 100.48 100.46 102.65 103.3 101.74
2016-01 101.87 100.42 101.35 102.49 101.31
2016-02 103.12 103.57 102.37 104.84 103.83
2016-03 100.04 101.99 102.84 103.45 101.21
2016-04 100.57 100.28 101.82 101.35 100.69
2016-05 102.14 101.71 102.66 103.08 102.13
2016-06 102.62 99.89 102.54 103.97 102.18
2016-07 100.23 100.41 103.04 104.41 101.32
2016-08 105.0 103.0 103.24 105.23 104.11
2016-09 102.93 98.96 103.93 105.49 102.79
2016-10 102.62 101.76 103.09 103.03 101.74
2016-11 104.44 103.04 103.5 105.55 104.39
2016-12 103.19 102.44 105.07 105.67 104.24
2017-01 106.1 104.48 105.21 104.43 104.97
2017-02 105.03 102.62 106.1 107.65 105.12
2017-03 107.28 104.54 107.78 110.13 106.91
2017-04 103.18 101.64 106.99 106.46 103.82
2017-05 108.98 107.03 106.47 110.21 107.34
2017-06 107.67 104.62 106.34 109.36 106.53
2017-07 108.27 106.63 108.79 112.77 108.48
2017-08 107.84 104.35 109.0 110.62 107.34
2017-09 108.12 103.87 108.46 111.71 107.3
2017-10 108.85 105.93 109.67 109.74 107.87
2017-11 108.57 104.9 112.39 112.14 108.84
2017-12 111.85 106.05 110.24 113.92 109.9
2018-01 112.12 109.45 112.66 113.9 111.67
2018-02 109.59 105.45 109.52 114.16 109.07
2018-03 109.93 106.34 111.58 113.52 109.24
2018-04 114.26 106.34 111.37 116.76 111.82
2018-05 111.76 103.45 113.06 115.6 110.63
2018-06 113.64 107.06 111.56 117.26 111.39
2018-07 111.79 107.23 111.64 118.9 111.06
2018-08 114.9 108.14 112.33 116.88 113.42
2018-09 115.89 107.38 114.47 116.86 113.15
2018-10 115.95 109.17 114.4 121.43 114.2
2018-11 116.44 108.34 114.47 119.55 114.01
2018-12 116.96 109.23 115.51 118.43 114.38
2019-01 113.87 108.28 115.95 120.23 113.12
2019-02 116.32 109.14 117.25 119.83 114.85
2019-03 117.64 108.86 118.06 121.43 115.89
2019-04 117.27 109.65 116.68 120.39 115.04
2019-05 117.72 109.33 115.68 122.3 115.81
2019-06 117.12 108.84 119.44 121.31 115.68
2019-07 117.06 109.59 115.63 122.48 115.85
2019-08 119.49 111.13 118.44 125.47 117.47
2019-09 120.44 113.47 118.64 125.13 118.41

Index of services production

  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE.

Output grew strongly over a year

In services, output of the last three months rose strongly over a year (+4.2%).

It went up strongly in business support (+4.2%), be it in administrative and business service activities (+5.8%) or in specialised, scientific and technical activities (+3.1%). It also grew sharply in information and communication (+5.8%), in transportation and storage (+3.5%), in household services (+5.6%), in accommodation and food service activities (+4.2%). It rose more moderately in real estate activities (+0.6%).

Variation in the services production

2015 based, SA-WDA
Variation in the services production (2015 based, SA-WDA)
Nace classification Weight (1) Change in %
Sept./Aug. Aug./Jul. q-o-q (2) y-o-y (3)
Index of services production 10000 0.8 1.4 1.5 4.2
H Transportation and storage 1504 2.1 1.4 1.9 3.5
I Accommodation and food service activities 870 0.2 2.4 0.3 4.2
J Information and communication 1635 -0.3 2.4 2.5 5.8
L Real estate activities 964 1.6 1.2 -0.5 0.6
M+N Business support 4289 0.8 2.1 1.4 4.2
M Specialised, scientific and technical activities 2540 0.6 3.7 1.2 3.1
N Administrative and business service activities 1748 1.1 -0.1 1.6 5.8
R+S Household services 738 0.7 -5.5 2.8 5.6
  • (1) Weight (10 000 = H…S excepting K, O, P, Q)
  • (2) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months
  • (3) Year-on-year: last three months / same three months of previous year
  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE

In September 2019, further rise in business support

In September 2019, output in business support activities increased sharply (+0.8% after +2.1%).

Output grew sharply in administrative and business support activities (+1.1% after −0.1%). It recovered in other administrative and business support activities (+4.0% after −0.8%), in rental and leasing activities (+2.2% after −1.8%) and in activities of security and investigation (+1.9% after −0.1%) but, on the contrary, it turned down in employment activities (−1.0% after +1.1%) and in travel agency, tour operator (−5.0% after +5.4%).

Output increased again in specialised, scientific and technical activities (+0.6% after +3.7% in August): it rose again in scientific research and development (+2.3% after +5.3%) and in activities of head offices and management consultancy (+1.1% after +0.2%). It bounced back in other professional, scientific and technical activities (+2.2% after −1.7%) but turned down in legal and accounting activities (−1.0% after +2.1%) and in advertising and market research (−1.1% after +6.5%).

Acceleration in transportation and storage

Output in transportation and storage ramped up in September 2019 (+2.1% after +1.4%), notably in land transport (+1.9% after +0.8%), in air transport (+11.6% after +2.1%) and in water transport (+16.6% after +1.2%). It turned down in postal and courier activities (−3.6% after +2.4%) but increased again slightly in warehousing and support for transportation (+0.3% after +2.0%).

Rise in household services

In September 2019, output in household services went up (+0.7 after −5.5%). It bounced back in arts, entertainment and recreation (+1.7% after −9.7%) whereas it decreased in other personal services production (−1.3% after +3.8%).

Slight increase in accommodation and food service activities

In September 2019, output in accommodation and food service activities grew slightly (+0.2% after +2.4%), be it in food and beverage service activities (+0.2% after +2.6%) or in accommodation (+0.2% after +1.8%).

Slight withdrawal in information and communication

Output in information and communication dwindled in September 2019 (−0.3% after +2.4%). It fell back notably in motion picture, sound recording, music publishing (−3.3% after +3.0%), in edition (−0.4% after +2.2%) and slightly in computer programming (−0.1% after +2.9%) and telecommunications (−0.2% after +1.5%). By contrast, the output rose again in information services (+0.7% after +2.9%) and in programming and broadcasting activities (+0.7% after +0.8%).

Variation in the services production

2015 based, SA-WDA
Variation in the services production (2015 based, SA-WDA)
Nace classification Weight (1) Sept. 19 Change in %
Sept./Aug. Aug./Jul. q-o-q(2)
Index of services production 10000 118.4 0.8 1.4 1.5
H transportation and storage 1504 113.5 2.1 1.4 1.9
49 Land transport… 715 117.3 1.9 0.8 2.6
50 Water transport 36 154.6 16.6 1.2 2.8
51 Air transport 115 118.4 11.6 2.1 0.9
52 Warehousing and support for transportation 504 111.0 0.3 2.0 1.2
53 Postal and courier activities 135 87.4 -3.6 2.4 1.5
I Accommodation and food service activities 870 118.6 0.2 2.4 0.3
55 Accommodation 205 106.1 0.2 1.8 -2.0
56 Food and beverage service activities 664 122.5 0.2 2.6 0.9
J Information-communication 1635 125.1 -0.3 2.4 2.5
58 Publishing activities 208 114.0 -0.4 2.2 2.4
59 Motion picture, sound recording, music publishing 119 112.4 -3.3 3.0 3.4
60 Programming and broadcasting activities 71 108.1 0.7 0.8 -2.1
61 Telecommunications 415 105.5 -0.2 1.5 0.4
62 Computer programming... 720 141,0 -0.1 2.9 3.5
63 Information services 102 142.2 0.7 2.9 3.6
L Real estate activities 964 104.8 1.6 1.2 -0.5
M Specialised, scientific and technical activities 2540 118.0 0.6 3.7 1.2
69 Legal and accounting activities 502 120.7 -1.0 2.1 2.1
70 Activities of head offices and management consultancy 739 119.7 1.1 0.2 1.9
71 Architecture and engineering activities 491 118.6 0.0 9.8 0.2
72 Scientific research and development 559 110.3 2.3 5.3 0.6
73 Advertising and market research 146 103.7 -1.1 6.5 -0.4
74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities 79 160.8 2.2 -1.7 1.6
75 Veterinary activities 26 119.0 -3.9 10.2 1.1
N Administrative and business service activities 1748 124.0 1.1 -0.1 1.6
77 Rental and leasing activities 526 126.7 2.2 -1.8 3.0
78 Employment activities 502 130.1 -1.0 1.1 0.1
79 Travel agency, tour operator 35 104.2 -5.0 5.4 1.6
80 Security and investigation 104 117.7 1.9 -0.1 2.8
81 Services to building and landscape activities 245 119.3 0.2 1.5 1.0
82 Other administrative and business support activities 336 118.4 4.0 -0.8 2.1
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 460 126.3 1.7 -9.7 4.2
S Other personal services 278 107.5 -1.3 3.8 0.1
  • (1) Weight (10 000 = H…S excepting K, O, P, Q)
  • (2) Quarter-on-quarter: last three months / previous three months
  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE

Revisions

The month-on-month variation rate of the index of services production in August 2019 has been revised upwards by 0.1 points after being rounded. Initially published at +1.3%, it has been stated at +1.4%.

Revision of variations

in percentage points
Revision of variations (in percentage points)
Aug./Jul. Jul./Jun. Jun./May Q2 2019/Q1 2019 2018/ 2017
Services production 0.05 -0.07 0.11 0.07 0.00
Raw series -0.04 -0.08 0.05 0.02 0.00
SA-WDA parameters 0.09 0.01 0.06 0.05 0.00
  • How to read: in the services industries, the SA-WDA variation in output between July 2019 and August 2019 is revised by +0.05 points: –0.04 points due to the revisions of raw data and +0.09 points due to the update of SA-WDA parameters
  • Sources: DGFiP. INSEE

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