Official populations 2010 are now available.
Results of the latest population census (in french only)
May 17, 2013
Fin 2011, la fonction publique emploie 5,5 millions d’agents, y compris les bénéficiaires de contrats aidés. Hors contrats aidés, l’effectif de la fonction publique s’établit à 5,4 millions d’agents.
In April 2013, the number of business start-ups decreased compared to March: -2% for business setting up (seasonally and working-day adjusted data) including self-managed enterprises; -1.2% if the num...
May 16, 2013
In April, the crude oil price in euro terms decreased once again (-5.9% after -2.9% in March), reaching € 79.7 per barrel of Brent. Prices of commodities except energy imported into France also fell m...
Surveyed in April 2013, business managers report that investment in manufacturing industry increased by 7% in 2012 comparing to 2011. They revised 5 point upwards their estimation given last January.
In Q1 2013, payroll employment in principally market sectors is expected to decrease q-o-q (–20,300 jobs), after a stronger drop in the previous quarter (-44,600). Excluding temporary work, employment...
May 15, 2013
In Hyper and Supermarkets, prices of frequently purchased goods were stable in April after a rise by 0.1% in March.
In April 2013, the Consumer Price index (CPI) declined by 0.1%, after a rise by 0.8% in March. Year on year, it was up 0.7% in April (+1.0% in March 2013). Excluding tobacco, the CPI went down by 0.2%...
In Q1 2013, French growth domestic product (GDP) in volume* decreased again: –0.2% after –0.2% in Q4 2012. It is the third decrease in the last four quarters.