31 January 2020
N° 2020-29

In November 2019, services output increased slightly (+0.2%)Index of services production - November 2019

In November 2019, output in services increased slightly (+0.2% after −0.5% in October).

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In November 2019, output in services increased slightly (+0.2% after −0.5% in October).

Services output increased over the last three months

Over the last three months (September to November), services output rose by 1.4% compared to the previous three months.

It increased sharply in business support activities (+2.0%): in this subsection, it grew in specialised, scientific and technical activities (+3.0%) and more moderately in administrative and business service activities (+0.7%). Output also rose sharply in information and communication (+2.1%), in transportation and storage (+1.3%) and in accommodation and food services activities (+1.1%). It grew more slightly in real estate activities (+0.6%) and decreased in household services (−1.7%).

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 96.8 97.91 97.53 98.61 97.59
2015-02 99.23 101.02 98.28 98.9 99.19
2015-03 99.08 99.99 98.19 99.19 99.48
2015-04 99.49 99.12 100.01 100.68 99.73
2015-05 100.55 98.91 101.32 97.89 99.6
2015-06 99.94 100.65 100.66 100.21 99.67
2015-07 102.87 99.96 99.67 98.73 101.06
2015-08 98.96 99.5 100.92 100.37 99.31
2015-09 101.32 101.3 100.28 100.06 100.58
2015-10 99.81 99.79 100.59 100.55 100.78
2015-11 101.43 101.39 99.87 101.49 101.26
2015-12 100.51 100.44 102.68 103.33 101.75
2016-01 101.87 100.48 101.32 102.46 101.29
2016-02 103.15 103.56 102.33 104.9 103.83
2016-03 100.02 102.09 102.84 103.38 101.2
2016-04 100.58 100.32 101.84 101.34 100.69
2016-05 102.12 101.69 102.7 103.03 102.11
2016-06 102.62 99.85 102.57 103.87 102.15
2016-07 100.14 100.42 103.05 104.24 101.21
2016-08 105.0 102.95 103.3 105.15 104.09
2016-09 102.94 98.94 103.9 105.42 102.76
2016-10 102.73 101.73 103.14 103.36 102.02
2016-11 104.5 103.07 103.3 105.78 104.39
2016-12 103.19 102.37 105.1 105.77 104.25
2017-01 106.11 104.54 105.18 104.44 104.96
2017-02 105.07 102.63 106.01 107.76 105.11
2017-03 107.23 104.56 107.78 110.05 106.87
2017-04 103.19 101.8 107.04 106.34 103.82
2017-05 108.95 107.05 106.48 110.1 107.31
2017-06 107.66 104.65 106.35 109.07 106.47
2017-07 108.11 106.57 108.85 112.41 108.28
2017-08 107.83 104.27 109.19 110.41 107.29
2017-09 108.06 103.89 108.44 111.58 107.23
2017-10 109.02 105.56 109.82 110.48 108.29
2017-11 108.81 105.05 111.99 112.45 108.88
2017-12 111.81 106.01 110.26 114.09 109.89
2018-01 112.15 109.61 112.61 113.98 111.69
2018-02 109.61 105.5 109.37 114.22 109.03
2018-03 109.87 106.38 111.59 113.37 109.18
2018-04 114.26 106.51 111.5 116.61 111.82
2018-05 111.74 103.5 113.04 115.36 110.56
2018-06 113.59 107.04 111.51 117.02 111.3
2018-07 111.61 107.15 111.79 118.17 110.86
2018-08 114.87 108.0 112.63 116.4 113.31
2018-09 115.77 107.48 114.48 116.47 113.09
2018-10 116.24 108.42 114.64 122.96 114.5
2018-11 116.59 108.86 113.91 120.04 114.3
2018-12 116.93 109.17 115.5 118.83 114.41
2019-01 113.82 108.33 115.84 120.56 113.14
2019-02 116.31 109.16 117.08 119.63 114.73
2019-03 117.65 108.82 118.09 121.14 115.82
2019-04 117.3 109.73 116.88 120.3 115.05
2019-05 117.7 109.31 115.63 122.05 115.71
2019-06 117.12 108.77 119.36 120.99 115.58
2019-07 117.05 109.39 116.1 122.38 115.77
2019-08 119.43 111.07 118.94 125.0 117.37
2019-09 120.21 113.37 118.73 124.94 118.21
2019-10 120.28 110.62 119.18 125.36 117.61
2019-11 120.22 109.45 120.33 125.7 117.9

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%); it was a little more marked in administrative and business service activities (+3.9%) than in specialised, scientific and technical activities (+3.2%). It also grew sharply in information and communication (+4.6%), in accommodation and food service activities (+4.4%), in transportation and storage (+2.7%), in household services (+3.1%) and in real estate activities (+1.7%).

Variation in the services production

2015 based, SA-WDA
Variation in the services production (2015 based, SA-WDA)
Nace classification Weight (1) Change in %
Nov./Oct. Oct./Sept. q-o-q (2) y-o-y (3)
Index of services production 10000 0.2 -0.5 1.4 3.5
H Transportation and storage 1504 -1.1 -2.4 1.3 2.7
I Accommodation and food service activities 870 1.0 0.4 1.1 4.4
J Information and communication 1635 0.3 0.3 2.1 4.6
L Real estate activities 964 1.2 -1.6 0.6 1.7
M+N Business support 4289 -0.1 0.1 2.0 3.5
M Specialised, scientific and technical activities 2540 -0.4 0.9 3.0 3.2
N Administrative and business service activities 1748 0.5 -1.1 0.7 3.9
R+S Household services 738 2.5 -1.9 -1.7 3.1
  • (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 November 2019, sharp rebound in household services

In November 2019, output in household services bounced back sharply (+2.5% after −1.9% in October). It rebounded strongly in arts, entertainment and recreation (+3.9% after −3.3%) whereas it turned down slightly in other personal services production (−0.2% after +0.8%).

Further increase in accommodation and food service activities

In November 2019, output in accommodation and food service activities ramped up (+1.0% after +0.4% in October). It went up be it in food and beverage service activities (+0.9% after −0.1%) or in accommodation (+1.2% after +2.1%).

Further rise in information and communication

Output in information and communication grew again in November 2019 (+0.3% after +0.3% in October). The strong decrease in edition (−5.9% after +1.4%) was offset by rises in telecommunications (+2.9% after +0.2%), in computer programming (+0.4% after +0.2%), in programming and broadcasting activities (+3.6% after +4.3%) and in motion picture, sound recording, music publishing (+0.4% after −2.8%). The output was near stable in information services, after an increase of +0,7% in October.

Further decrease in transportation and storage

Output in transportation and storage turned down again in November 2019 (−1.1% after −2.4% in October). It went down in warehousing and support for transportation (−3.9% after +0.1%) and in postal and courier activities (−8.0% after +0.4%). However, the output bounced back in air transport (+6.2% after −8.9%), in land transport (+0.7% after −2.6%) and in water transport (+1.2% after −14.9%).

Near-stability in business support

In November 2019, output in business support activities remained near stable (−0.1% after +0.1% in October).

Output dwindled in specialised, scientific and technical activities (−0.4% after +0.9% in October): it fell back strongly in architecture and engineering activities (−4.0% after +4.2%) and in activities of head offices and management consultancy (−2.2% after a stability). By contrast, it grew in legal and accounting activities (+2.6% after +0.6%), in scientific research and development (+1.5% after −0.3%), in advertising and market research (+2.0% after −1.0%) and in other professional, scientific and technical activities (+1.7% after +1.2%).

Output rebounded in administrative and business support activities (+0.5% after −1.1%). It bounced back in employment activities (+1.9% after −1.3%), in services to building and landscape activities (+1.6% after −1.6%), in activities of security and investigation (+2.0% after −1.8%) and in other administrative and business support activities (+0.5% after −1.2%). However, it diminished in rental and leasing activities (−1.5% after +0.4%) and in travel agency, tour operator (−1.9% after +0.1%).

Variation in the services production

2015 based, SA-WDA
Variation in the services production (2015 based, SA-WDA)
Nace classification Weight (1) Nov. 19 Change in %
Nov./Oct. Oct./Sept. q-o-q (2)
Index of services production 10000 117.9 0.2 -0.5 1.4
H transportation and storage 1504 109.5 -1.1 -2.4 1.3
49 Land transport… 715 114.4 0.7 -2.6 1.2
50 Water transport 36 133.3 1.2 -14.9 5.8
51 Air transport 115 113.7 6.2 -8.9 6.6
52 Warehousing and support for transportation 504 107.5 -3.9 0.1 0.7
53 Postal and courier activities 135 80.5 -8.0 0.4 -3.0
I Accommodation and food service activities 870 120.3 1.0 0.4 1.1
55 Accommodation 205 109.5 1.2 2.1 -0.8
56 Food and beverage service activities 664 123.7 0.9 -0.1 1.6
J Information-communication 1635 125.7 0.3 0.3 2.1
58 Publishing activities 208 109.5 -5.9 1.4 0.0
59 Motion picture, sound recording, music publishing 119 108.9 0.4 -2.8 -2.2
60 Programming and broadcasting activities 71 117.8 3.6 4.3 4.6
61 Telecommunications 415 109.4 2.9 0.2 2.2
62 Computer programming... 720 140.5 0.4 0.2 2.6
63 Information services 102 145.8 0 0.7 4.1
L Real estate activities 964 103.9 1.2 -1.6 0.6
M Specialised, scientific and technical activities 2540 118.3 -0.4 0.9 3.0
69 Legal and accounting activities 502 125.0 2.6 0.6 2.1
70 Activities of head offices and management consultancy 739 115.9 -2.2 0.0 0.8
71 Architecture and engineering activities 491 118.6 -4.0 4.2 5.7
72 Scientific research and development 559 111.8 1.5 -0.3 4.9
73 Advertising and market research 146 105.2 2.0 -1.0 1.6
74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities 79 166.9 1.7 1.2 3.2
75 Veterinary activities 26 120.7 0.9 0.0 1.8
N Administrative and business service activities 1748 122.9 0.5 -1.1 0.7
77 Rental and leasing activities 526 123.7 -1.5 -0.4 0.9
78 Employment activities 502 130.3 1.9 -1.3 -1.0
79 Travel agency, tour operator 35 100.6 -1.9 0.1 -5.2
80 Security and investigation 104 118.0 2.0 -1.8 2.9
81 Services to building and landscape activities 245 118.9 1.6 -1.6 1.0
82 Other administrative and business support activities 336 117.6 0.5 -1.2 2.7
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 460 126.4 3.9 -3.3 -3.2
S Other personal services 278 108.5 -0.2 0.8 1.3
  • (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 October 2019 has been revised upwards by 0.3 points. Initially published at −0.8%, it has been stated at −0.5%.

Revision of variations

in percentage points
Revision of variations (in percentage points)
Oct./Sept. Sept./Aug. Aug./Jul. Q3 2019/Q2 2019 2018/ 2017
Services production 0.31 -0.03 -0.12 -0.01 0.02
Raw series 0.34 0.04 -0.09 0.04 0.02
SA-WDA parameters -0.03 -0.07 -0.03 -0.05 0.00
  • How to read: in the services industries, the SA-WDA variation in output between September 2019 and October 2019 is revised by +0.31 points: +0.34 points due to the revisions of raw data and -0.03 points due to the update of SA-WDA parameters
  • Sources: DGFiP. INSEE

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