20 December 2019
N° 2019-344

In October 2019, services output turned down (−0.8%)Index of services production - October 2019

In October 2019, output in services turned down (−0.8% after +0.7% in September).

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In October 2019, output in services turned down (−0.8% after +0.7% in September).

Services output increased over the last three months

Over the last three months (August to October), services production rose by 1.7% compared to the previous three months.

It increased sharply in business support activities (+2.2%) : in this subsection, it grew in specialised, scientific and technical activities (+3.0%) and in administrative and business service activities (+1.2%). Output also rose sharply in information and communication (+2.6%), in transportation and storage (+2.6%) and in accommodation and food services activities (+1.4%). It grew more slightly in real estate activities (+0.3%) and decreased in household services (−2.5%).

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 96.81 97.91 97.53 98.6 97.59
2015-02 99.23 101.03 98.28 98.9 99.19
2015-03 99.09 99.98 98.18 99.21 99.48
2015-04 99.47 99.1 99.99 100.7 99.72
2015-05 100.56 98.84 101.32 97.93 99.6
2015-06 99.92 100.73 100.64 100.18 99.67
2015-07 102.88 99.97 99.62 98.73 101.06
2015-08 98.95 99.51 100.9 100.38 99.32
2015-09 101.33 101.3 100.33 100.1 100.6
2015-10 99.81 99.76 100.58 100.44 100.73
2015-11 101.41 101.43 99.93 101.46 101.27
2015-12 100.53 100.44 102.7 103.36 101.77
2016-01 101.86 100.46 101.34 102.5 101.29
2016-02 103.14 103.55 102.35 104.88 103.83
2016-03 100.05 102.05 102.84 103.5 101.22
2016-04 100.56 100.28 101.81 101.31 100.66
2016-05 102.11 101.65 102.66 102.98 102.08
2016-06 102.59 99.97 102.55 103.87 102.15
2016-07 100.13 100.42 103.02 104.33 101.22
2016-08 104.99 103.0 103.23 105.23 104.12
2016-09 102.96 98.98 103.95 105.52 102.8
2016-10 102.79 101.74 103.12 103.16 101.98
2016-11 104.45 102.92 103.45 105.56 104.36
2016-12 103.2 102.4 105.13 105.73 104.24
2017-01 106.1 104.57 105.21 104.4 104.95
2017-02 105.04 102.62 106.06 107.76 105.12
2017-03 107.27 104.54 107.77 110.14 106.89
2017-04 103.18 101.73 106.99 106.44 103.81
2017-05 108.94 107.0 106.48 110.06 107.28
2017-06 107.64 104.75 106.37 109.28 106.5
2017-07 108.12 106.61 108.76 112.63 108.33
2017-08 107.81 104.38 109.01 110.57 107.33
2017-09 108.15 103.96 108.47 111.64 107.29
2017-10 109.17 105.71 109.75 110.24 108.29
2017-11 108.56 104.57 112.34 112.16 108.76
2017-12 111.83 106.05 110.33 113.97 109.88
2018-01 112.15 109.63 112.7 113.86 111.66
2018-02 109.59 105.47 109.48 114.28 109.05
2018-03 109.91 106.35 111.59 113.53 109.21
2018-04 114.23 106.48 111.36 116.68 111.79
2018-05 111.71 103.45 113.09 115.43 110.54
2018-06 113.58 107.14 111.56 117.16 111.32
2018-07 111.6 107.26 111.6 118.69 110.88
2018-08 114.86 108.22 112.36 116.7 113.38
2018-09 115.95 107.66 114.49 116.66 113.15
2018-10 116.5 108.78 114.48 122.52 114.54
2018-11 116.4 107.89 114.45 119.46 113.88
2018-12 116.95 109.3 115.6 118.4 114.35
2019-01 113.86 108.53 116.0 120.25 113.13
2019-02 116.3 109.2 117.21 119.72 114.77
2019-03 117.65 108.89 118.08 121.29 115.84
2019-04 117.24 109.79 116.66 120.23 114.99
2019-05 117.67 109.4 115.72 122.12 115.71
2019-06 117.09 108.9 119.49 121.19 115.61
2019-07 116.89 109.69 115.71 122.2 115.67
2019-08 119.48 111.31 118.49 125.05 117.41
2019-09 120.32 113.72 118.67 124.87 118.29
2019-10 119.61 111.47 118.79 125.06 117.32

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 (+3.5%).

It went up strongly in business support (+3.5%), be it in administrative and business service activities (+4.3%) or in specialised, scientific and technical activities (+2.9%). It also grew sharply in information and communication (+5.4%), in transportation and storage (+3.6%) and in accommodation and food service activities (+4.3%). It increased more moderately in household services (+1.6%) and in real estate activities (+0.5%).

Variation in the services production

2015 based, SA-WDA
Variation in the services production (2015 based, SA-WDA)
Nace classification Weight (1) Change in %
Oct./Sept. Sept./Aug. q-o-q (2) y-o-y (3)
Index of services production 10000 -0.8 0.7 1.7 3.5
H Transportation and storage 1504 -2.0 2.2 2.6 3.6
I Accommodation and food service activities 870 0.1 0.1 1.4 4.3
J Information and communication 1635 0.2 -0.1 2.6 5.4
L Real estate activities 964 -1.9 1.3 0.3 0.5
M+N Business support 4289 -0.6 0.7 2.2 3.5
M Specialised, scientific and technical activities 2540 -0.4 0.5 3.0 2.9
N Administrative and business service activities 1748 -0.9 1.0 1.2 4.3
R+S Household services 738 -2.1 0.5 -2.5 1.6
  • (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 October 2019, decrease in transportation and storage

Output in transportation and storage turned down in October 2019 (−2.0% after +2.2% in September), notably in land transport (−2.8% after +1.9%), in air transport (−8.5% after +9.4%) and in water transport (−14.5% after +18.4%). However, it rose again in warehousing and support for transportation (+1.4% after +0.9%).

Withdrawal in business support

In October 2019, output in business support activities fell back (−0.6% after +0.7% in September).

Output dwindled in administrative and business support activities (−0.9% after +1.0%). It decreased again in employment activities (−1.2% after −1.1%) and turned down in other administrative and business support activities (−1.1% after +3.4%), in services to building and landscape activities (−1.4% after a stability) and in activities of security and investigation (−1.8% after +1.8%). It was near stable in rental and leasing activities (−0.1% after +2.2%). It settled down in travel agency, tour operator after a decrease of 5.2% in September.

Output also dwindled in specialised, scientific and technical activities (−0.4% after +0.5% in September): it fell back strongly in scientific research and development (−4.9% after +1.9%) and slightly in activities of head offices and management consultancy (−0.3% after +1.3%). By contrast, it bounced back in architecture and engineering activities (+2.9% after −0.2%) and in legal and accounting activities (+0.6% after −0.9%). The output rose again in other professional, scientific and technical activities (+1.6% after +1.9%) but diminished again in advertising and market research (−0.8% after −1.4%).

Sharp downturn in household services

In October 2019, output in household services turned down sharply (−2.1% after +0.5% in September). It fell back in arts, entertainment and recreation (−3.6% after +1.4%) whereas it bounced back in other personal services production (+0.9% after −1.2%).

Near-stability in accommodation and food service activities

In October 2019, output in accommodation and food service activities was near stable again (+0.1% after +0.1% in September). It ramped up in accommodation (+0.9% after +0.1%) and remained near stable in food and beverage service activities (−0.1% after +0.2%).

Slight increase in information and communication

Output in information and communication grew slightly in October 2019 (+0.2% after −0.1% in September), due to the increase in edition (+1.7% after −0.4%), in programming and broadcasting activities (+4.8% after +0.5%), in computer programming (+0.3% after −0.1%) and in information services (+0.5% after +0.7%). However, the output dwindled in telecommunications (−1.3% after +0.4%) and decreased again in motion picture, sound recording, music publishing (−1.7% after −3.3%).

Variation in the services production

2015 based, SA-WDA
Variation in the services production (2015 based, SA-WDA)
Nace classification Weight (1) Oct. 19 Change in %
Oct./Sept. Sept./Aug. q-o-q (2)
Index of services production 10000 117.3 -0.8 0.7 1.7
H transportation and storage 1504 111.5 -2.0 2.2 2.6
49 Land transport… 715 113.8 -2.8 1.9 2.2
50 Water transport 36 132.6 -14.5 18.4 5.3
51 Air transport 115 107.0 -8.5 9.4 2.8
52 Warehousing and support for transportation 504 113.9 1.4 0.9 3.1
53 Postal and courier activities 135 88.4 0.8 -3.4 1.7
I Accommodation and food service activities 870 118.8 0.1 0.1 1.4
55 Accommodation 205 107.3 0.9 0.1 -0.6
56 Food and beverage service activities 664 122.4 -0.1 0.2 2.0
J Information-communication 1635 125.1 0.2 -0.1 2.6
58 Publishing activities 208 116.8 1.7 -0.4 2.8
59 Motion picture, sound recording, music publishing 119 110.1 -1.7 -3.3 1.8
60 Programming and broadcasting activities 71 113.7 4.8 0.5 1.3
61 Telecommunications 415 104.2 -1.3 0.4 -0.1
62 Computer programming... 720 140.5 0.3 -0.1 3.6
63 Information services 102 143.4 0.5 0.7 4.9
L Real estate activities 964 102.4 -1.9 1.3 0.3
M Specialised, scientific and technical activities 2540 117.6 -0.4 0.5 3.0
69 Legal and accounting activities 502 121.5 0.6 -0.9 2.4
70 Activities of head offices and management consultancy 739 119.7 -0.3 1.3 2.1
71 Architecture and engineering activities 491 122.8 2.9 -0.2 7.0
72 Scientific research and development 559 104.0 -4.9 1.9 1.4
73 Advertising and market research 146 102.9 -0.8 -1.4 2.8
74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities 79 163.3 1.6 1.9 0.7
75 Veterinary activities 26 119.2 0.0 -3.8 4.6
N Administrative and business service activities 1748 122.5 -0.9 1.0 1.2
77 Rental and leasing activities 526 126.4 -0.1 2.2 2.1
78 Employment activities 502 127.8 -1.2 -1.1 -0.5
79 Travel agency, tour operator 35 103.5 0.0 -5.2 1.1
80 Security and investigation 104 115.6 -1.8 1.8 2.5
81 Services to building and landscape activities 245 117.2 -1.4 0.0 1.4
82 Other administrative and business support activities 336 116.8 -1.1 3.4 1.9
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 460 121.2 -3.6 1.4 -4.7
S Other personal services 278 108.7 0.9 -1.2 2.1
  • (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 September 2019 has been revised downwards by 0.1 points after being rounded. Initially published at +0.8%, it has been stated at +0.7%.

Revision of variations

in percentage points
Revision of variations (in percentage points)
Sept./Aug. Aug./Jul. Jul./Jun. Q3 2019/Q2 2019 2018/ 2017
Services production -0.05 0.11 -0.10 -0.04 -0.02
Raw series -0.10 -0.02 0.04 -0.01 -0.03
SA-WDA parameters 0.05 0.13 -0.14 -0.03 0.01
  • How to read: in the services industries, the SA-WDA variation in output between August 2019 and September 2019 is revised by –0.05 points: –0.10 points due to the revisions of raw data and +0.05 points due to the update of SA-WDA parameters
  • Sources: DGFiP. INSEE

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Documentation

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