History of news
30/07/2020 - Relative weights of the total supply of industrial products price index of petroleum bitumen have been updated from May 2020
In order to take into account the recent changes in the structure of bitumen consumption
in France, INSEE has updated the weights for French production and imports, composing
the monthly domestic bitumen supply price index.
This change is taken into account from the calculation of May 2020.
01/04/2020 - Dissemination of series about vehicle registrations and about construction of residential and non-residential buildings
Due to the current sanitary crisis, Data and Statistical Studies Department (SDES),
depending Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, is not able to update
index and chronological series as originally planned.
Series about vehicle registrations and about construction of residential and non-residential buildings, will be disseminated as soon as possible.
More information are available on SDES website.
20/03/2020 - Miscellaneous indices for construction: new indices on road restraint systems
From the release of the indices for December 2019, on March 20th 2020 onwards, INSEE
publishes new miscellaneous indices for construction: DRR01 “Supply of road restraint
systems” and DRR02 “Supply and installation of road restraint systems”. There are
published in reference 2010 (average 2010 = 100).
The detailed compositions of these indices are stated in the notice of French Official Journal referring to the release of the indices for December 2019.
idbank: 010607767 (DRR01) et 010607768 (DRR02)
10/03/2020 - Reviewing of the methodology of the industrial production indices
Since the swap to the new basis 2015 in march 2018, the industrial production indices (IPI) are reviewed at the rate of one fifth of the series each year. This annual update will make it possible to improve the relevance of the IPI with regards to the evolution of technologies and production processes, by adapting the way of measuring such product, by including emerging products or, on the contrary, removing old products. The second annual review is implemented with this publication in march 2020. It has improved slightly the coverage of the industrial production index and has lead to introduce two new indices: manufacture of other products of wood; manufacture of articles of cork, straw and plaiting materials and manufacture of jewellery and related articles. The adjusted series have been backward-reviewed from 2017. This can generate revisions on indices, even if they are rather moderate at an aggregated level. In parallel with this modification, Seasonnal and working-day ajustment (SA-WDA models) are reestimated on a sub-period (since 2005) to adjust indices on the recent past, in order to provide improved fit and better robustness.
07/02/2020 - The use of scanner data for calculating the Consumer Price Index
From January 2020 on, the French CPI uses scanner data on the scope of manufactured
food products, of cleaning products and of the products for personal care sold in
and hypermarket in metropolitan France.
The huge number of data improves the quality of the index. In 2019, an impact study was carried out. This impact on the all-item index is relatively low (-0.08 points at most on the index; 0.1 points in certain months on the annual or monthly change). However, scanner data impacts are higher on classes for which the use of scanner data is more important.
Scanner data makes it possible to follow two additional Coicop sub-classes (02.1.3.3 beers with low alcohol content or without alcohol and 02.1.3.4 beer-based beverage). Contrariwise, some average prices will no longer be published, because of conceptual differences in the computing of average prices with the scanner data (use of the daily purchased quantities and better tracking of special offers).
27/01/2020 - New series on the level of training of job seekers registered at Pôle emploi
Since 2018Q2, the measurement of the job seekers’ level of training has been disturbed
by the implementation by Pôle Emploi of the online service "skills profile" for job
Without affecting the number of people registered at Pôle emploi, this change however modified their distribution by level of training. It would thus have led to a 4 point downward revision of the part of job seekers with a training level below the baccalauréat (from 56% to 52% after the setting of the “skill profile” service) registered in categories A, B and C.
From now on, the series by level of training are published according to this new measure, and begin in 2018Q1 instead of 1996Q1 for the series published until then. The “historical” series, according to the methodology prior to the implementation of the “skill profile” service, remain available (over the period from 1996Q1 to 2018Q1).
17/01/2020 - Dissemination of quarterly business births series
Due to a technical problem, dissemination of quarterly business births series has been temporarily interrupted. These series should be available at the beginning of the next week. Until then, you can refer to monthly business births series.
16/01/2020 - Civil engineering indices: a new index on Heating and cooling networks with supply of pipes
From the release of the indices for October 2019, INSEE publishes a new index within civil engineering indices, TP10d “Heating and cooling networks with supply of pipes”. This new index is included in the calculation of index TP01 General Index of civil engineering which is a weighted average of the other civil engineering indices. The detailed composition of civil engineering indices is explained in the section Sources, Idbank: 010605983.
Value rectification for the civil engineering indice – TP03A in September 2019
Due to a material error, the value of civil engineering indice TP03A - Large-scale excavation works – Base 2010 (idbank 001710988) in September 2019 published the 18/12 at 12:00 am was incorrect. The exact value of 111.0 is now published in the database of time series.
Imported raw material indices‘s July data
July data were accidentaly released last month. This incomplete data are now replaced
by permanent data.
IdBank of concerned data set are available in the attached document.
Online publication of series on barriers to hiring in business tendency surveys in
the building industry and services
Questions on barriers to hiring have been added to the quarterly business tendency surveys in industry, the building industry and services from January 2017 onwards. Series from this module of questions will be published on 20 June 2019 on the section “Indices and time series” on the occasion of the publication of the June 2019 Conjoncture in France. They will then be published online at the same time as the other business tendency survey indicators and accessible in the sets of series of each of the three surveys concerned: Outlook survey in goods-producing industries, Outlook survey in the building construction industry and Outlook survey in services.
24/05/2019 - Minor rounding corrections of some DEFM series
The values of 15 series (of wich idbanks are listed below) have been slightly modified.
010598491 - 010598489 - 010598466 - 010598475 - 010598464 - 010598446 - 010598442
010598444 - 010598400 - 010598392 - 010598382 - 010598378 - 010598380 - 010598435 - 010598437
26/04/2019 - Change in the frequency of job seekers' data
As from April 2019, job seekers' data disseminated will become quarterly. Until now, the dissemination was monthly.
08/03/2019 - Reviewing of the methodology of the industrial production indices
Since the implementation of the new basis 2015 in March 2018, the industrial production indices (IPI) are reviewed at the rate of one fifth of the series each year. This annual update will make it possible to improve the relevance of the IPI with regards to the evolution of technologies and production processes, by adapting the way of measuring a product, by including emerging products or, on the contrary, removing old products. The first annual review is implemented with this publication in march 2019. It has significantly improved the coverage of the industrial production index and has lead to introduce three new indices : Industrial manufacture of bread and fresh pastry, Manufacture of other articles of paper and paperboard and Pre-press and pre-media services. The adjusted series have been backward-reviewed from 2015. This can generate revisions on indices, even if they are rather moderate at an aggregated level. In parallel with this modification, SA-WDA models have been reestimated on a sub-period (since 2005) 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, i.e. 1990 to 2019).
01/03/2019 - Changes of time of the serie of new vehicles registrations broadcast
As of the release of February values, series of new passenger cars registrations (raw data and SA-WDA data) will be published on our website the day of the embargo lifting at 8:45 am (and not at 18:00), simultaneously with the broadcast made by SDES.
22/01/2019 - Changes in the serie on contribution rate and guaranteed minimum wages
From the merger of schemes Agirc and Arrco on 1st January 2019, employer and employee contributions for the supplementary pension schemes have disappeared and have been replaced by contributions Agirc-Arrco, according to the wage bracket. Bracket 1 applies on the portion of the wage that is less than 1 cap, and bracket 2 on the portion of the wage that ranges between 1 and 8 caps. The AGFF contribution also disappeared and two new contributions appeared : the overall contribution balance (CEG) and the technical contribution balance (CET).
06/09/2018 - The Notaries-INSEE are rebased in reference 100=2015
The Notaries-INSEE second-hand dwellings prices indices are now published in a new version. Their elaboration is based on a revised and improved method of calculation. The scope has been extended to the overseas departments and is now France (excluding Mayotte). This new method is applied from the revised publication of Q1 2018. The reference is from now on the average in 2015 (against T1 2010 until the publication of T1 2018).
27/07/2018 - Values rectification for some agricultural producer price indices (IPPAP)
Some technical problems have disrupted the dissemination of some seasonally adjusted series of agricultural producer price indices (IPPAP) base 100 in 2015 : « Cut flowers » (Identifier 010538797) et « Roses » (Identifier 010538798). They were rectified on July 27th 2018.
09/07/2018 - The backcasted production price indices and importation price indices in base 100 = 2015 at basic prices are disseminated
The production price indices and importation price indices for industrial products at basic prices have been backcasted on a long run so that long-lasted series are now disseminated, up to January 1980 for some of them.
29/06/2018 - Starting with the results of the first quarter of 2018, the field of quaterly local employment estimates is extended to all employees and cover overseas departments (excluding Mayotte).
Compared to the past publication, farm employment is added, as well as the civil service and private individuals who are employers (including those in the non-market sectors). Now, the level of regional employment can be separated between the public and the private sector based on the legal category of employers.
26/06/2018 - Producer costs indices for construction are rebased in reference 100=2015
Producer costs indices for construction are rebased from June 26th 2018, release
date of 2018Q1 results. Series in base and
reference 100=2010 released through the web page Retrieve indices and time series (BDM)
of Insee web site have been stopped and replaced by new series in reference 100=2015.
The aggregated weights of producer costs for construction have been updated from
the scheme of Elaboration
of annual statistics of companies (scheme ESANE 2015 reference).
A correspondence table between base 2010 series and base 2015 series is available at the Correspondence tables web page. Additional information (only in French) are available on the flag Documentation of the Informations Rapides and on the web page Sources and methods of this indicator.
14/06/2018 - The national accounts have published a new 2014 benchmark revision
Over the period covered by the national accounts (1949-2017), data is now available for the base period 2014. The most important revisions concern transactions of the national economy with the rest of the world, as well as property income between resident agents (businesses, households, public administrations, etc.) and between resident agents and the rest of the world. Series for the base period 2010 on the page Retrieve indices and time series (BDM) are stopped, and replaced by new series in base period 2014. Additional information is available in the tab “Data sources and methods”.
12/06/2018 - Update of some production price indices in industry in December 2017
The online release of specific production price indices in industry did not occur properly for the month of December 2017. Some indices were not published, while unsuitable values for five "market price" indices (idbanks: 010536479, 010536462, 010534598, 010534014 and 010534013) were wongly disseminated. All the values of the indices concerned have been corrected now and are available on the insee.fr website via the page Retrieve indices and time series (BDM).
31/05/2018 - Service production price indices are rebased in reference 100=2015
Service production price indices are disseminated in reference 100=2015 from May 31th 2018, release date of 2018Q1 results. Series in reference 100=2010 released through the web page Retrieve indices and time series (BDM) of the Insee web site have been stopped and replaced by new series in reference 100=2015. Additional information (only in French) are available on the flag Documentation of the Informations Rapides and on the web page Sources et méthodes of this indicator. A correspondence table between base 2010 series and base 2015 series is available at the Correspondence tables web page.
31/05/2018 - Buildings’ maintenance and improvement work price indices are rebased in reference 100=2015
Buildings’ maintenance and improvement work price indices are rebased from May
31th 2018, release date of 2018Q1 results. Series in base
and reference 100=2010 released through the web page Retrieve indices and time series (BDM)
of Insee web site have been stopped and replaced by new series in reference 100=2015.
Simultaneously to this rebasing, buildings’ maintenance and improvement work price indices have been fitted to the “Classification des Produits Française (CPF révisée 2.1)”, French nomenclature that stems from European Classification of Products by Activities, and the scope of buildings’ maintenance and improvement work price indices has been extended from dwellings to all buildings, residential and non residential. From now on, 30 indices are released, instead of ten in the former 2010 base. Because of perimeter changes, there is no way to establish a correspondence between series of the former base and series of the new base.
Additional information (only in French) are available on the flag Documentation of the Informations Rapides and on the web page Sources and methods of this indicator.
30/03/2018 - The turnover index, the index of volume of sales in trade and the index of services production are rebased and now using 2015 as a reference year
Starting from the publication of the indices of January 2018, please note that in accordance with European directives, the turnover index, the index of volume of sales in trade and the index of services production will use 2015 as reference year. The time series of the previous basis are now interrupted and fixed to their last values.
09/03/2018 - Industrial production index is rebased and now using 2015 as a reference year
Starting from the publication of the indices of January 2018, please note that in accordance with European directives, the industrial production indices will use 2015 as reference year. The industrial production indices will switch from a fixed base index to an annual chained-linked index, implying some revisions in the past. The time series of the previous basis are now interrupted and fixed to their last values.
06/03/2018 - From now on, agricultural price indexes are disseminated in reference year 2015=100
The index of the price of agricultural outputs (index of producer prices of agricultural products, IPPAP) and inputs (indices of purchase prices of the means of agricultural production, IPAMPA) haved changed their base and reference year in accordance with European directives. They are now published in base and reference 100 in 2015. The series in base and reference 100 in 2010 are stopped in December 2017, month of their last dissemination. The methodological information concerning these base year and reference changes are available on the Web page of agricultural price indexes monthly publication (flag: Documentation in french).
Production price indices in the industry will be rebased 2015=100 in February 2018
In accordance with the European directives, producer and import price indices will be disseminate in reference and base 100=2015 from February 28th 2018, release date of January 2018 results. Additional information (only in French) about changes of the base year indices is available on the flag documentation of the Informations Rapides of these indicators.
05/12/2017 - Civil engineering indices: a new index on fiber optic networks
From the release of the indices for February 2017, on May 12th 2017, INSEE publishes a new index within civil engineering indices, TP12d “Fiber optic networks”. The heading of the index TP12a has been modified, it is now entitled “Energy and communication networking except fiber optics”. Its calculation method remains unchanged.
The composition of the civil engineering indices is explained at:
03/01/2017 - Price indices for maintenance and improvement of existing dwellings: values rectification for Q3 2016 and Q4 2016
Some technical problems have disrupted the dissemination of some Price indices for maintenance and improvement of existing dwellings: 4321A - Electricity; 4322A - Sanitary plumbing; 4322B - HVAC engineering; 4331Z - Plaster works; 4332A - Wood and PVC joinery; 4332B - Metal joinery, locksmithing; 4334Z - Painting, wall coating, resilient flooring; 4391 - Roofing activities and 4399C - Masonry, reinforced concrete, tiling for Q3 2016 and Q4 2016. They were rectified in the BDM on February 28th, 2017.
01/31/2017 - Revision of some Turnover indices
Turnover indices (total and exports) have been recalculated in the building of ships and floating structures to take better into account exceptional deliveries of ocean liners in 2016. The result is unusual revisions in the shipbuilding sector but also by aggregation in manufacture of other transport equipment and in the manufacturing industry.
The 12 following series are involved:
001772044, 001772406, 001772407, 001772408, 001772419, 001772420, 001772421, 001772463, 001772464, 001772465, 001772497, 001772600.