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Published: 24 January 2013

Producer prices for services went up by 2.2 per cent in October-December

According to Statistics Finland, producer prices for services went up by 2.2 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2012 from the corresponding quarter of the year before.

Producer price index for services 2010=100 (TOL 2008), Q1/2010–Q4/2012

Producer price index for services 2010=100 (TOL 2008), Q1/2010–Q4/2012

Producer prices for services were pushed up in particular by an increase in the prices of freight transport by road and software and related services during the year. The price increase was also affected by higher leasing prices of construction and civil engineering machinery and equipment and higher rents for office and business premises. The rise was curbed by fallen prices of telecommunications .

Compared to the third quarter, producer prices for services rose by 0.5 per cent.

Producer price index for services 2010=100 (TOL 2008), 4th quarter 2012

Industry Point figure Quarterly change,% Yearly change,%
Total index (TOL 2008) 105.2 0.5 2.2
H Transportation and storage 107.1 0.3 2.0
I Accommodation and food service activities 108.3 1.9 3.1
J Information and communication 102.1 0.1 1.1
L Real estate activities 108.3 2.5 3.5
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 102.8 0.1 1.7
N Administrative and support service activities 109.1 0.1 4.6
P Education 106.2 2.4 4.1
Q Human health and social work activities 107.5 0.0 3.2
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 108.0 1.6 3.3
S Other service activities 105.6 0.2 2.1

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 Index for Services 2012, 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 2012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.4.2024].
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