Published: 24 January 2018

Producer prices for services grew by 1.9 per cent year-on-year in October to December

According to Statistics Finland, producer prices for services went up by 1.9 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2017 from the corresponding quarter of the year before.

Producer Price Indices for Services 2010=100, I/2010–IV/2017

Producer Price Indices for Services 2010=100, I/2010–IV/2017

Producer prices for services were pushed up particularly by higher prices of business and management consulting services and postal activities under universal service obligation from one year ago. The increase in the total index was also affected by higher prices of freight transport by road, as well as computer programming and related services. The rise was held back by lower prices of, for example, cargo handling and private security activities.

Compared to the third quarter, producer prices for services went up by 0.3 per cent.

Producer Price Indices for Services 2010=100, 4th quarter 2017

Industry Point figure Quarterly change,% Annual change,%
TOTAL INDEX 109.4 0.3 1.9
H Transportation and storage 106.7 0.4 2.2
I Accommodation and food service activities 118.4 0.9 2.1
J Information and communication 108.5 0.5 1.9
L Real estate activities 111.6 0.3 0.4
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 107.6 -0.1 2.8
N Administrative and support service activities 116.0 0.2 0.8
P Education 116.2 0.9 1.4
Q Human health and social work activities 116.7 0.0 0.4
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 119.4 1.4 2.1
S Other service activities 113.3 0.4 0.8

Producer Price Indices for Services describe the price development in business services provided by enterprises to other enterprises and the public sector. The total index currently covers 57 per cent of the market services.

Source: Producer Price Indices for Services 2017, 4th quarter. Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Producer price indices for services [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-3940. 4th quarter 2017. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.2.2018].
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