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Published: 25 January 2016

Producer prices for services fell by 0.3 per cent year-on-year in October to December

According to Statistics Finland, producer prices for services fell by 0.3 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2015 from the corresponding quarter of the year before.

Producer Price Indices for Services 2010=100, I/2010–IV/2015

Producer Price Indices for Services 2010=100, I/2010–IV/2015

Producer prices for services decreased particularly due to lower prices of freight transport than one year ago. Lower rents of business premises and of construction and civil engineering machinery and equipment also contributed to the fall in the total index. The fall in prices was slowed down by higher prices of computer programming and related services and postal activities under universal service obligation.

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

Producer Price Indices for Services 2010=100, 4th quarter 2015

Industry Point figure Quarterly change,% Annual change,%
TOTAL INDEX 106.7 -0.3 -0.3
H Transportation and storage 104.2 -0.9 -1.7
I Accommodation and food service activities 114.1 2.3 2.0
J Information and communication 105.8 0.0 1.4
L Real estate activities 109.6 -0.9 -1.5
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 104.1 0.2 -0.1
N Administrative and support service activities 113.9 -0.7 -0.2
P Education 112.7 1.4 -2.9
Q Human health and social work activities 113.9 0.0 0.5
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 114.7 1.1 0.7
S Other service activities 112.0 -0.2 -0.6

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 2015, 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 2015. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.4.2024].
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