France Economic Statistics and Indicators

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Economic Indicators For: France › Change country
National or Regional Currency: Euro, EUR
Year of data: 2015 › Change year
Number of Indicators Listed: 42
Full Dataset: From Year 1980 to 2019
Date of Last Update: 17th March 2015
Population: 66259012 ; note: the above figure is for metropolitan France and five overseas regions; the metropolitan France population is 62,814,233 (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 643,801 sq km; 551,500 sq km (metropolitan France) ; land: 640,427 sq km; 549,970 sq km (metropolitan France) ; water: 3,374 sq km; 1,530 sq km (metropolitan France) ; note: the first numbers include the overseas regions of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Reunion
Natural Resources: metropolitan France: coal, iron ore, bauxite, zinc, uranium, antimony, arsenic, potash, feldspar, fluorspar, gypsum, timber, fish
Capital: name: Paris ; geographic coordinates: 48 52 N, 2 20 E ; time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time) ; daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October ; note: applies to metropolitan France only, not to its overseas departments, collectivities, or territories

The French economy is diversified across all sectors. The government has partially or fully privatized many large companies, including Air France, France Telecom, Renault, and Thales. However, the government maintains a strong presence in some sectors, particularly power, public transport, and defense industries. With at least 82 million foreign tourists per year, France is the most visited country in the world and maintains the third largest income in the world from tourism. France's leaders remain committed to a capitalism in which they maintain social equity by means of laws, tax policies, and social spending that mitigate economic inequality. France's real GDP stagnated in 2012 and 2013. The unemployment rate (including overseas territories) increased from 7.8% in 2008 to 10.2% in 2013. Youth unemployment in metropolitan France decreased from a high of 25.4% in the fourth quarter of 2012 to 22.8% in the fourth quarter of 2013. Lower-than-expected growth and high spending have strained France's public finances. The budget deficit rose sharply from 3.3% of GDP in 2008 to 7.5% of GDP in 2009 before improving to 4.1% of GDP in 2013, while France's public debt rose from 68% of GDP to nearly 94% over the same period. In accordance with its EU obligations, France is targeting a deficit of 3.6% of GDP in 2014 and 2.8% in 2015. The administration of President Francois HOLLANDE has implemented greater state support for employment, the separation of banks' traditional deposit taking and lending activities from more speculative businesses, increasing the top corporate and personal tax rates, including a temporary 75% tax on wages over one million euros, and hiring an additional 60,000 teachers during his five-year term. In January 2014 HOLLANDE proposed a “Responsibility Pact” aimed primarily at lowering labor costs in return for businesses’ commitment to create jobs. Despite stagnant growth and fiscal challenges, France's borrowing costs have declined in recent years because investors remain attracted to the liquidity of France’s bonds.
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Economic Indicator Listing
  For France in year 2015 Indicator Value
GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) 1.137 %
GDP (Current Prices, National Currency)EUR 2,182.32 Billion.
GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 2,421.56 Billion
GDP Deflator 104.703 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100)
GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency)EUR 32,427.87 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency)EUR 33,952.92 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 37,675.01
Output Gap, Percent of Potential GDP -2.223 %
GDP (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 2,646.89 Billion
GDP Per Capita (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 41,180.70
GDP Share of World Total (PPP) 2.332 %
Implied PPP Conversion Rate 0.824
Investment (% of GDP) 21.479 %
Gross National Savings (% of GDP) 21.353 %
Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) 99.998 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) 0.086 %
Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) 100.15 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (End of Year Change %) 0.3 %
Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) 6.503 %
Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) 5.83 %
Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) 6.055 %
Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) 5.305 %
Unemployment Rate (% of Labour Force) 10.35 %
Employment 24.946 Million
Population 64.275 Million
General government revenue (National Currency)EUR 1,161.65 Billions.
General government revenue (% of GDP) 53.23 %
General government total expenditure (National Currency)EUR 1,241.24 Billions.
General government total expenditure (% of GDP) 56.877 %
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency)EUR -79.589 Billions.
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) -3.647 %
General Government Structural Balance (National Currency)EUR -47.133 Billion.
General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) -2.112 %
Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current PricesEUR 2,182.32 Billions.
Current Account Balance (US Dollars)US$ -3.041 Billion
Current Account Balance (% GDP) -0.126 %
Economic Indicators for France 2015

GDP (Constant Prices, National Currency) for France in year 2015 is EUR 2,084.30 Billion.

GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) for France in year 2015 is 1.137 %.

GDP (Current Prices, National Currency) for France in year 2015 is EUR 2,182.32 Billion.

GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars) for France in year 2015 is US$ 2,421.56 Billion.

GDP Deflator for France in year 2015 is 104.703 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100).

GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency) for France in year 2015 is EUR 32,427.87 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency) for France in year 2015 is EUR 33,952.92 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars) for France in year 2015 is US$ 37,675.01 .

Output Gap, Percent of Potential GDP for France in year 2015 is -2.223 %.

GDP (PPP), US Dollars for France in year 2015 is US$ 2,646.89 Billion.

GDP Per Capita (PPP), US Dollars for France in year 2015 is US$ 41,180.70 .

GDP Share of World Total (PPP) for France in year 2015 is 2.332 %.

Implied PPP Conversion Rate for France in year 2015 is 0.824 .

Investment (% of GDP) for France in year 2015 is 21.479 %.

Gross National Savings (% of GDP) for France in year 2015 is 21.353 %.

Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) for France in year 2015 is 99.998 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) for France in year 2015 is 0.086 %.

Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) for France in year 2015 is 100.15 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (End of Year Change %) for France in year 2015 is 0.3 %.

Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for France in year 2015 is 6.503 %.

Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for France in year 2015 is 5.83 %.

Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for France in year 2015 is 6.055 %.

Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for France in year 2015 is 5.305 %.

Unemployment Rate (% of Labour Force) for France in year 2015 is 10.35 %.

Employment for France in year 2015 is 24.946 Million .

Population for France in year 2015 is 64.275 Million .

General government revenue (National Currency) for France in year 2015 is EUR 1,161.65 Billions.

General government revenue (% of GDP) for France in year 2015 is 53.23 %.

General government total expenditure (National Currency) for France in year 2015 is EUR 1,241.24 Billions.

General government total expenditure (% of GDP) for France in year 2015 is 56.877 %.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency) for France in year 2015 is EUR -79.589 Billions.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) for France in year 2015 is -3.647 %.

General Government Structural Balance (National Currency) for France in year 2015 is EUR -47.133 Billion.

General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) for France in year 2015 is -2.112 %.

Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current Prices for France in year 2015 is EUR 2,182.32 Billions.

Current Account Balance (US Dollars) for France in year 2015 is US$ -3.041 Billion.

Current Account Balance (% GDP) for France in year 2015 is -0.126 %.

* Source: IMF
Aggregate Indicators for France
Indicators
  Geography (Location, geographic coordinates, map references, area, terrain, elevation extremes, borders, coastline and maritime claims) for France
  Climate and Environment (climate, environmental issues, environmental agreements, natural hazards) for France
  Natural Resources, Agricultural Products, Land Use and Water Use for France
  Nationality, Ethnic Groups, Languages and Religions for France
  Telephone Statistics: Number of Fixed Lines, Mobile Phone Penetration Rate for France
  Age Structure, Median Age, Gender and Urbanization for France
  Population Growth Rate, Birth Rate, Death Rate, Net Migration Rate for France
  Life Expectancy Rate, Infant Mortality Rate and Total Fertility Rate for France
  HIV, AIDS and Other Major Infectious Disease Rates for France
  Literacy Rate, Educational Expenditure and School Life Expectancy for France
  Gross Domestic Product (PPP, Official Exchange Rate, Real Growth Rate and Per Capita) for France
  Industries and Industrial Growth Production Rate for France
  Labor Force by Occupation for France
  Poverty Line, Gini Index, Household Income and Consumption for France
  National Budget and Public Debt for France
  Bank Rates (Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate, Central Bank Discount Rate) for France
  Stock of Money, Stock of Quasi Money, Stock of Domestic Credit for France
  Stock Market Capitalization: Market Value of Publicly Traded Shares for France
  Trade Statistics, Export Statistics, Export Partners and Products, Import Statistics, Import Partners and Products for France
  Foreign Exchange Reserves and Gold Reserves for France
  FDI Statistics (Foreign Direct Investment at Home/ Inbound FDI, Foreign Direct Investment Abroad/ Outbound FDI) for France
  Exchange Rate Statistics for France
  Electricity Production, Electricity Consumption, Electricity Exports and Electricity Imports for France
  Oil Production, Proven Oil Reserves, Oil Consumption, Oil Exports and Oil Imports for France
  Natural Gas Production, Proven Natural Gas Reserves, Natural Gas Consumption, Natural Gas Exports and Natural Gas Imports for France
  Television and Radio Statistics (TV Stats, Radio Stats) for France
  Internet Statistics (Internet Users, Internet Hosts, Country TLD) for France
  Airport Statistics (Paved Runway Airports, Unpaved Runway Airports, Heliports) for France
  Transport Statistics (Railways, Roadways, Waterways, Ports and Terminals, Airports, Merchant Marine) for France
  Military Statistics (Military Expenditure, Military Branches, Service Age and Obligation, Manpower Available and Fit for Military Service) for France
  Disputes, Refugees, Human Trafficking and Illicit Drug Production for France
* Source: CIA
Internet Indicators for France
Indicators
  Number of Internet Users for France
  Internet Penetration Rate for France
  Number of Facebook Accounts for France
  Facebook Penetration Rate for France
* Source: IWS
Economic Freedom Indicators for France
Indicators
  Economic Freedom World Rank for France
  Government Spending for France
  Monetary Freedom for France
  Investment Freedom for France
  Financial Freedom for France
  Property Rights for France
  Economic Freedom Regional Ranking for France
  Freedom from Corruption for France
  Labor Freedom for France
  Tariff Rate for France
  Income Tax Rate for France
  Corporate Tax Rate for France
  Tax Burden % of GDP for France
  Government Expenditure % of GDP for France
  Business Freedom for France
  Trade Freedom for France
  Fiscal Freedom for France
  2016 Score for France
* Source: HFO
France Economic Indicators in other Years
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Data Sources: IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD, CIA World Factbook, Internet World Statistics, The Heritage Foundation and Transparency International