Informations rapides
31 March 2020
2020- n° 89
In January 2020, services output increased (+0.3%) Index of services production - January 2020

In January 2020, output in services increased (+0.3% after −0.7% in December).

Informations rapides
No 89
Paru le :Paru le31/03/2020
Prochaine parution le : 28/06/2024 at 08:45 - April 2024
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The commentary shows variations of subsections by decreasing contribution to the overall variation. The contribution of a subsection depends on the extent of the change and on its weight.

All data are corrected for seasonal adjustments and working day adjustments (SA-WDA).

In January 2020, output in services increased (+0.3% after −0.7% in December).

Services output diminished over the last three months

Over the last three months (November to January), services output decreased compared to the previous three months (−0.4%).

It went down sharply in transportation and storage (−2.7%). It also diminished in real estate activities (−0.5%) and in business support activities (−0.7%): in this subsection, it decreased in specialised, scientific and technical activities (−1.0%) and more slightly in administrative and business service activities (−0.2%). By contrast, the output increased in household services (+1.7%), in information and communication (+0.7%) and in accommodation and food services activities (+1.1%).

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)
2016-01 101.79 100.53 101.27 102.44 101.28
2016-02 103.04 103.56 102.34 104.98 103.79
2016-03 99.99 102.03 102.89 103.43 101.18
2016-04 100.58 100.37 101.84 101.43 100.72
2016-05 102.12 101.67 102.75 103.09 102.1
2016-06 102.6 99.82 102.61 103.96 102.17
2016-07 100.18 100.45 103.05 104.48 101.32
2016-08 104.94 102.87 103.3 105.23 104.05
2016-09 102.85 98.89 103.91 105.45 102.72
2016-10 102.65 101.74 103.14 103.2 101.92
2016-11 104.4 103.07 103.23 105.56 104.29
2016-12 103.53 102.38 104.98 105.45 104.34
2017-01 106.05 104.7 105.16 104.36 105.02
2017-02 104.92 102.56 106.06 107.84 105.05
2017-03 107.19 104.5 107.82 110.05 106.84
2017-04 103.16 101.88 107.03 106.58 103.87
2017-05 108.9 107.03 106.53 110.25 107.29
2017-06 107.62 104.63 106.51 109.39 106.53
2017-07 108.27 106.62 108.75 112.81 108.49
2017-08 107.68 104.22 109.1 110.58 107.21
2017-09 107.87 103.81 108.45 111.47 107.11
2017-10 108.88 105.52 109.83 110.3 108.13
2017-11 108.53 105.03 111.88 112.23 108.67
2017-12 112.57 105.95 110.23 113.49 110.12
2018-01 112.02 109.95 112.53 113.77 111.77
2018-02 109.41 105.42 109.5 114.32 108.95
2018-03 109.8 106.27 111.66 113.56 109.16
2018-04 114.23 106.64 111.48 116.9 111.89
2018-05 111.61 103.46 113.09 115.66 110.53
2018-06 113.54 107.09 111.74 117.27 111.35
2018-07 111.82 107.29 111.57 118.8 111.16
2018-08 114.66 108.04 112.54 116.74 113.22
2018-09 115.48 107.34 114.59 116.33 112.89
2018-10 115.96 108.34 114.57 122.49 114.21
2018-11 115.98 108.74 113.77 119.61 113.88
2018-12 117.73 108.86 115.51 117.95 114.59
2019-01 113.57 108.98 115.67 120.24 113.24
2019-02 116.2 109.04 117.28 119.71 114.69
2019-03 117.54 108.73 118.2 121.1 115.76
2019-04 117.25 109.65 116.84 120.84 115.12
2019-05 117.65 109.21 115.8 122.66 115.75
2019-06 116.96 108.72 119.8 121.82 115.68
2019-07 116.9 109.44 115.65 122.96 115.99
2019-08 118.99 111.0 118.79 125.7 117.25
2019-09 119.71 113.09 118.92 125.03 118.02
2019-10 119.66 110.39 119.1 124.82 117.26
2019-11 119.65 108.91 119.98 125.44 117.52
2019-12 117.29 108.92 119.8 126.66 116.69
2020-01 119.08 107.76 120.98 126.09 117.04

Index of services production

  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE.

Output grew strongly over a year

In services, output of the last three months (November 2019 to January 2020) rose by 2.8% compared to the same three months over a year.

It went up sharply in business support (+2.5%), be it in specialised, scientific and technical activities (+2.8%) or in administrative and business service activities (+2.1%), in information and communication (+5.7%), in accommodation and food service activities (+4.6%), in household services (+3.2%) and more moderately in real estate activities (+1.4%). However, the output went down slightly in transportation and storage (−0.3%).

Variation in the services production

2015 based, SA-WDA
Variation in the services production (2015 based, SA-WDA)
Nace classification Weight (1) Change in %
Jan./Dec. Dec./Nov. q-o-q (2) y-o-y (3)
Index of services production 10000 0.3 -0.7 -0.4 2.8
H Transportation and storage 1504 -1.1 0.0 -2.7 -0.3
I Accommodation and food service activities 870 1.0 -0.1 1.1 4.6
J Information and communication 1635 -0.5 1.0 0.7 5.7
L Real estate activities 964 0.2 -1.7 -0.5 1.4
M+N Business support 4289 1.5 -2.0 -0.7 2.5
M Specialised, scientific and technical activities 2540 1.7 -2.9 -1.0 2.8
N Administrative and business service activities 1748 1.3 -0.6 -0.2 2.1
R+S Household services 738 -3.0 1.8 1.7 3.2
  • (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 January 2020, rebound of the output in business support

In January 2020, output in business support activities recovered (+1.5% after −2.0% in December).

Output bounced back in specialised, scientific and technical activities (+1.7% after −2.9% in December): it rebounded in activities of head offices and management consultancy (+3.2% after −2.2%), in scientific research and development (+2.7% after −9.0%), in other professional, scientific and technical activities (+1.2% after −3.0%). It increased again in architecture and engineering activities (+2.9% after +0.2%). By contrast, it decreased again in legal and accounting activities (−1.1% after −1.8%) and in advertising and market research (−3.3% after −0.1%) .

Output also bounced back in administrative and business support activities (+1.3% after −0.6%). It accelerated slightly in rental and leasing activities (+1.9% after +1.6%) and rebounded in other administrative and business support activities (+3.0% after −2.2%), in activities of security and investigation (+3.4% after −4.1%) and in services to building and landscape activities (+0.7% after −0.8%). However, it went down again in employment activities (−0.3% after −1.1%) and in travel agency, tour operator (−1.4% after −2.7%).

Increase in accommodation and food service activities

In January 2020, output in accommodation and food service activities went up (+1.0% after −0.1% in December). It bounced back in food and beverage service activities (+1.3% after −0.5%) but dwindled sligthly in accommodation (−0.3% after +1.2%).

Sharp withdrawal in household services

In January 2020, output in household services turned down sharply (−3.0% after +1.8% in December). It fell back strongly in arts, entertainment and recreation (−5.2% after +2.7%) but grew in other personal services production (+1.4% after +0.1%).

Decrease in transportation and storage

Output in transportation and storage went down in January 2020 (−1.1% after a stability in December). It fell back sharply in warehousing and support for transportation (−2.1% after +2.9%), in postal and courier activities (−4.5% after +9.9%) and in water transport (−6.0% after +7.3%). By contrast, it bounced back in air transport (+1.6% after −4.9%) and was stable in land transport (after a decrease of −2.9% in December).

Downturn in information and communication

Output in information and communication turned down in January 2020 (−0.5% after +1.0% in December). It decreased in telecommunications (−1.5% after +1.6%), in programming and broadcasting activities (−3.3% after −1.1%), in computer programming (−0.2% after +0.3%) and in motion picture, sound recording, music publishing (−0.9% after +1.8%). However, it increased again in edition (+1.3% after +2.5%) and in information services (+0.2% after +1.6%).

Variation in the services production

2015 based, SA-WDA
Variation in the services production (2015 based, SA-WDA)
Nace classification Weight (1) Jan. 20 Change in %
Jan./Dec. Dec./Nov. q-o-q(2)
Index of services production 10000 117.0 0.3 -0.7 -0.4
H transportation and storage 1504 107.8 -1.1 0.0 -2.7
49 Land transport… 715 111.2 0.0 -2.9 -2.3
50 Water transport 36 136.0 -6.0 7.3 -1.8
51 Air transport 115 107.7 1.6 -4.9 -1.5
52 Warehousing and support for transportation 504 107.2 -2.1 2.9 -3.0
53 Postal and courier activities 135 84.2 -4.5 9.9 -4.9
I Accommodation and food service activities 870 121.0 1.0 -0.1 1.1
55 Accommodation 205 109.5 -0.3 1.2 2.1
56 Food and beverage service activities 664 124.5 1.3 -0.5 0.8
J Information-communication 1635 126.1 -0.5 1.0 0.7
58 Publishing activities 208 112.2 1.3 2.5 -3.5
59 Motion picture, sound recording, music publishing 119 108.4 -0.9 1.8 -2.7
60 Programming and broadcasting activities 71 108.1 -3.3 -1.1 2.3
61 Telecommunications 415 109.8 -1.5 1.6 4.6
62 Computer programming... 720 141.1 -0.2 0.3 0.2
63 Information services 102 147.5 0.2 1.6 1.5
L Real estate activities 964 102.8 0.2 -1.7 -0.5
M Specialised, scientific and technical activities 2540 116.4 1.7 -2.9 -1.0
69 Legal and accounting activities 502 119.5 -1.1 -1.8 0.8
70 Activities of head offices and management consultancy 739 117.7 3.2 -2.2 -1.7
71 Architecture and engineering activities 491 123.9 2.9 0.2 0.1
72 Scientific research and development 559 102.4 2.7 -9.0 -3.8
73 Advertising and market research 146 100.6 -3.3 -0.1 -0.9
74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities 79 163.9 1.2 -3.0 3.2
75 Veterinary activities 26 123.3 0.3 1.1 1.4
N Administrative and business service activities 1748 123.0 1.3 -0.6 -0.2
77 Rental and leasing activities 526 128.2 1.9 1.6 0.5
78 Employment activities 502 126.9 -0.3 -1.1 -0.8
79 Travel agency, tour operator 35 96.2 -1.4 -2.7 -5.9
80 Security and investigation 104 116.8 3.4 -4.1 -0.5
81 Services to building and landscape activities 245 118.5 0.7 -0.8 0.2
82 Other administrative and business support activities 336 117.1 3.0 -2.2 0.0
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 460 122.4 -5.2 2.7 2.4
S Other personal services 278 110.8 1.4 0.1 0.5
  • (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 December 2019 has been revised upwards by 0.2 points. Initially published at −0.9%, it has been stated at −0.7%.

Revision of variations

in percentage points
Revision of variations (in percentage points)
Dec./Nov. Nov./Oct. Oct./Sept. Q4 2019/Q3 2019 2019/ 2018
Services production 0.16 0.07 -0.03 -0.01 0.05
Raw series 0.37 0.10 0.01 0.22 0.06
SA-WDA parameters -0.21 -0.03 -0.04 -0.23 -0.01
  • How to read: in the services industries, the SA-WDA variation in output between November 2019 and December 2019 is revised by +0.16 points: +0.37 points due to the revisions of raw data and -0.21 points due to the update of SA-WDA parameters
  • Sources: DGFiP. INSEE

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