30 April 2020
N° 2020-113

In February 2020, decrease in services output (−1.0%)Index of services production - February 2020

In February 2020, output in services decreased (−1.0% after +0.5% in January).

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No 113
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Warning

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).

SA-WDA models have been reestimated on a sub-period to adjust indices on the recent past, in order to provide improved fit and better robustness (SA-WDA models were until now estimated on the whole period of indices)

In February 2020, output in services decreased (−1.0% after +0.5% in January).

Services output diminished over the last three months

Over the last three months from December to February, services output decreased compared to the previous three months (−1.0%).

It went down sharply in business support activities (−1.4%): in this subsection, the decrease is more important in specialised, scientific and technical activities (−2.0%) than in administrative and business service activities (−0.6%). It also diminished in transportation and storage (−2.8%) and in real estate activities (−1.4%). By contrast, the output increased slightly in information and communication (+0.3%), in household services (+0.6%) and in accommodation and food services activities (+0.3%).

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)
2016-01 101.9 100.81 100.99 102.75 101.31
2016-02 103.18 104.79 103.31 105.07 103.78
2016-03 99.75 102.1 102.5 103.82 101.09
2016-04 100.58 100.59 102.05 101.41 100.71
2016-05 102.26 101.59 102.81 102.92 102.16
2016-06 102.76 100.13 102.82 103.82 102.22
2016-07 100.4 101.03 102.69 104.49 101.57
2016-08 104.73 102.74 103.3 105.16 103.96
2016-09 102.66 98.83 103.97 105.32 102.59
2016-10 102.83 101.85 103.13 103.23 101.97
2016-11 104.19 102.37 103.24 105.58 104.03
2016-12 103.55 102.98 105.1 105.55 104.43
2017-01 106.12 104.06 105.01 104.51 104.92
2017-02 105.22 102.82 106.79 108.31 105.34
2017-03 107.13 104.34 107.51 110.6 106.79
2017-04 103.14 102.39 107.09 106.59 103.92
2017-05 108.9 107.39 106.53 109.92 107.33
2017-06 107.95 105.3 106.45 108.91 106.64
2017-07 108.05 106.75 108.25 113.15 108.47
2017-08 107.57 104.23 109.19 110.5 107.14
2017-09 107.73 103.9 108.39 111.64 107.1
2017-10 108.91 105.14 109.72 109.85 107.98
2017-11 108.48 104.11 111.66 111.76 108.35
2017-12 112.68 106.73 109.9 113.35 110.2
2018-01 111.87 109.83 112.25 113.87 111.66
2018-02 109.92 106.17 111.1 115.1 109.55
2018-03 109.83 106.48 111.25 114.12 109.19
2018-04 114.23 106.58 111.69 116.73 111.85
2018-05 111.64 104.02 113.1 115.14 110.53
2018-06 113.79 107.69 111.95 117.16 111.5
2018-07 112.11 106.57 110.36 118.42 111.01
2018-08 114.66 107.73 112.48 116.43 113.16
2018-09 115.41 107.19 114.38 116.48 112.86
2018-10 115.71 108.04 114.61 122.05 113.93
2018-11 115.97 108.26 113.57 119.27 113.68
2018-12 117.65 108.8 115.36 117.81 114.4
2019-01 113.39 108.96 115.26 120.14 113.04
2019-02 116.82 110.57 119.86 120.98 115.63
2019-03 117.6 108.86 117.46 121.71 115.75
2019-04 117.16 109.61 117.2 121.01 115.15
2019-05 117.78 109.33 115.58 122.49 115.81
2019-06 116.83 109.53 119.73 122.05 115.75
2019-07 117.38 109.04 114.44 123.21 116.0
2019-08 119.01 110.9 118.8 126.05 117.39
2019-09 119.76 112.32 118.75 125.6 117.96
2019-10 119.46 110.44 119.02 124.76 117.12
2019-11 119.52 109.23 119.69 125.48 117.53
2019-12 117.06 108.42 119.31 126.55 116.36
2020-01 119.14 107.88 120.48 125.65 116.96
2020-02 117.48 106.36 118.88 124.83 115.73

Index of services production

  • Sources: DGFiP, INSEE.

Output grew strongly over a year

In services, output of the last three months from December 2019 to February 2020 rose by 1.7% compared to the same three months over a year.

It went up sharply in information and communication (+5.0%), in business support (+1.7%), be it in specialised, scientific and technical activities (+1.8%) or in administrative and business service activities (+1.5%), in accommodation and food service activities (+2.3%) and in household services (+2.6%). The output was stable in real estate activities but went down in transportation and storage (−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 %
Feb./Jan. Jan./Dec. q-o-q (2) y-o-y (3)
Index of services production 10000 -1.0 0.5 -1.0 1.7
H Transportation and storage 1504 -1.4 -0.5 -2.8 -1.7
I Accommodation and food service activities 870 -1.3 1.0 0.3 2.3
J Information and communication 1635 -0.6 -0.7 0.3 5.0
L Real estate activities 964 -0.1 0.5 -1.4 0.0
M+N Business support 4289 -1.4 1.8 -1.4 1.7
M Specialised, scientific and technical activities 2540 -0.7 2.3 -2.0 1.8
N Administrative and business service activities 1748 -2.3 1.1 -0.6 1.5
R+S Household services 738 0.0 -2.4 0.6 2.6
  • (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 February 2020, the output decreased in most of the subsections

In February 2020, output in business support activities turned down sharply (−1.4% after +1.8% in January), more in administrative and business support activities (−2.3% after +1.1%) than in specialised, scientific and technical activities (−0.7% after +2.3% in January). The output also decreased in transportation and storage (−1.4% after −0.5%), in accommodation and food service activities (−1.3% after +1.0%) and in information and communication (−0.6% after −0.7%). The output was stable in household services after a decrease of 2.4% in January.

Variation in the services production

2015 based, SA-WDA
Variation in the services production (2015 based, SA-WDA)
Nace classification Weight (1) Feb. 20 Change in %
Feb./Jan. Jan./Dec. q-o-q (2)
Index of services production 10000 115.7 -1.0 0.5 -1.0
H transportation and storage 1504 106.4 -1.4 -0.5 -2.8
49 Land transport… 715 107.1 -3.3 1.2 -5.4
50 Water transport 36 123.4 -9.3 -11.1 -0.5
51 Air transport 115 107.0 -0.3 1.1 -4.2
52 Warehousing and support for transportation 504 107.9 0.6 -1.9 -0.6
53 Postal and courier activities 135 91.6 3.7 -2.2 5.7
I Accommodation and food service activities 870 118.9 -1.3 1.0 0.3
55 Accommodation 205 107.6 -1.7 0.0 1.0
56 Food and beverage service activities 664 122.3 -1.2 1.3 0.1
J Information-communication 1635 124.8 -0.6 -0.7 0.3
58 Publishing activities 208 108.9 -2.7 1.5 -0.6
59 Motion picture, sound recording, music publishing 119 105.5 -3.4 0.0 -0.6
60 Programming and broadcasting activities 71 103.4 -3.8 -3.1 -2.3
61 Telecommunications 415 109.3 0.2 -2.6 1.5
62 Computer programming... 720 141.2 0.3 -0.4 0.4
63 Information services 102 142.2 -2.6 0.3 -0.2
L Real estate activities 964 102.8 -0.1 0.5 -1.4
M Specialised, scientific and technical activities 2540 115.5 -0.7 2.3 -2.0
69 Legal and accounting activities 502 118.6 -0.6 -1.0 -1.0
70 Activities of head offices and management consultancy 739 113.5 -2.7 2.8 -2.6
71 Architecture and engineering activities 491 116.9 -6.4 4.8 -0.3
72 Scientific research and development 559 111.5 7.1 3.8 -3.3
73 Advertising and market research 146 98.7 -1.8 -2.6 -2.5
74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities 79 163.7 4.7 3.3 -4.8
75 Veterinary activities 26 122.2 -0.6 0.2 1.6
N Administrative and business service activities 1748 120.3 -2.3 1.1 -0.6
77 Rental and leasing activities 526 132.5 2.6 1.6 3.0
78 Employment activities 502 120.3 -5.2 -0.8 -2.3
79 Travel agency, tour operator 35 87.4 -8.7 -1.8 -7.9
80 Security and investigation 104 113.3 -2.7 3.4 -2.4
81 Services to building and landscape activities 245 113.7 -4.0 0.8 -0.9
82 Other administrative and business support activities 336 111.6 -4.1 2.9 -2.1
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 460 125.1 2.3 -4.3 1.0
S Other personal services 278 105.7 -4.2 1.2 -0.3
  • (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 January 2019 has been revised upwards by 0.2 points. Initially published at +0.3%, it has been stated at +0.5%.

Revision of variations

in percentage points
Revision of variations (in percentage points)
Jan./Dec. Dec./Nov. Nov./Oct. Q4 2019/Q3 2019 2019/ 2018
Services production 0.21 -0.29 0.13 -0.16 0.06
Raw series -0.05 0.0 0.05 0.05 0.04
SA-WDA parameters 0.26 -0.29 0.08 -0.21 0.02
  • How to read: in the services industries, the SA-WDA variation in output between December 2019 and January 2020 is revised by +0.21 points: -0.05 points due to the revisions of raw data and +0.26 points due to the update of SA-WDA parameters
  • Sources: DGFiP. INSEE

For further information

Next issue: 29 May 2020 at 12h00

Documentation

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