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Economic and financial Data

Last update: October /31/2014

The data shown in this page correspond to the data described on the International Monetary Fund's Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB).

For a fuller explanation of the DSBB and the statistical standards to which France has committed, please click on DSBB Home Page.

For each specific data category, a summary methodology statement is available in the Data Quality Assesment Framework of the IMF. Data sources and methods are explained in the rubric Definitions and methods.

Unless otherwise indicated, data are not seasonally adjusted.

REAL SECTOR
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Results More info
Date of latest data Latest data Previous data
National Accounts - GDP at chained prices Billion euros - (seasonally and working-days adjusted data) Q2/14 514.8 515.0 Quaterly national accounts (Insee)
* Imports " " 152.5 151.9
* Households consumption expenditures " " 271.2 270.1
* General government consumption " " 126.8 126.2
* NPISH consumption expenditures " " 10.5 10.5
* Gross fixed Capital Formation " " 109.5 110.7
* Inventory changes 1/ " " 0.0 0.5
* Exports " " 147.0 146.9
National Accounts - GDP at current prices Billion euros - (seasonally and working-days adjusted data) Q2/14 533.7 533.5
* Imports " " 158.3 157.9
* Households consumption expenditures " " 283.1 281.9
* General government consumption " " 129.6 129.0
* NPISH consumption expenditures " " 11.2 11.1
* Gross fixed Capital Formation " " 114.5 115.9
* Inventory changes 1/ " " 1.9 1.8
* Exports " " 151.8 151.7
Manufacturing Production Index 2010=100 (seasonally and working-days adjusted data) August/14 98.6 98.8 Economic indicators (Insee)
Business Surveys
* Monthly business survey (goods-producing industries) – Manufacturing industry – recent changes in output balance of opinion among employers. seasonally adjusted. % October/14 -2 -5
* Quarterly business survey (goods-producing industries) - Manufacturing industry – Productive capacity utilization rate 13/ seasonally adjusted. % October/14 80.9 82.1
Employment 4/ seasonally adjusted. Thousands Q2/14 15 875 15 867
Unemployment (ILO definition) seasonally adjusted. end-of-quarter. %
*  Metropolitan France and Overseas Departments seasonally adjusted. % Q2/14 10.2 10.1
*  Metropolitan France seasonally adjusted. % Q2/14 9.7 9.7
Wages/Earnings 3/ 5/
* Basic hourly earnings for manual workers and employees (SHBOE) quarterly variation. % Q2/14 0.3 0.7
* Basic monthly earning for non-manual workers (SMB) quarterly variation. % Q2/14 0.4 0.6
Consumer Prices 1998=100 September/14 127.80 128.29
Producer Prices Index 2010=100 September/14 106.8 106.3
House Prices Index 12/ 2010=100 Q2/14 101.9 101.5
FISCAL SECTOR
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Results More info
Date of latest data Latest data Previous data
General Government or Public Sector Operation National accounts (Insee)
* Revenue billion euros 2013 1 087.9 1 053.2
* Expenditure billion euros 1 176.1 1 152.6
* Balance. Deficit/Surplus billion euros -88.2 -99.4
* Financing % GDP 93.5 90.6
** General government % GDP 73.9 71.1
** Other Central administration organisms % GDP 0.4 0.5
** Local administrations % GDP 8.8 8.6
** Social security administrations % GDP 10.3 10.4
* Financing billion euros 1 925.3 1 841.0
** Deposits billion euros 40.2 41.2
** Non-share titles billion euros 1 618.7 1 547.1
** Short-term credits billion euros 9.1 9.3
** Long-term credits billion euros 257.2 243.4
Central Government Operations 2/ 6/ Direction du budget
* Revenue million euros August/14 186 137 190 811
* Expenditure million euros August/14 253 902 257 534
* Balance of special accounts million euros August/14 -26 314 -26 889
* Balance. Deficit/Surplus million euros August/14 -94 079 -93 612
Central Government Negotiable Debt 7/  Agency France Tresor
* Total billion euros September/14 1 528 186 1 523 761
** OAT / Bonds (10-50 years) billion euros September/14 1 184 656 1 164 706
** BTAN / Treasury Notes (2-5 years) billion euros September/14 152 751 168 920
** BTF / Treasury Bills (less than 1 year) billion euros September/14 190 779 190 136
* Average maturity of debt years September/14 6 6
days 363 350
FINANCIAL SECTOR
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Results More info
Date of latest data Latest data Previous data
Analytical Accounts of the Banking Sector Banque de France
* French contribution to M3 (euro area residency) 8/ million euros September/14 1 870 141 1 887 041
* Domestic credit to the public sector million euros September/14 498 914 497 981
* Domestic credit to the private sector million euros September/14 2 573 592 2 560 233
* External position (gross)
** Credit to the rest of the world million euros September/14 1 040 259 1 036 551
** Deposits to the rest of the world million euros September/14 802 977 775 660
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank Banque de France
* Reserve money (euro area residency) 9/ million euros September/14 260 184 278 710
* Domestic claims on the public sector million euros September/14 110 091 109 040
* Domestic claims on the private sector million euros September/14 188 188
* External position (gross)
** Claims to the rest of the world (series breakdown in August due to a reclassification) million euros September/14 91 266 91 912
** Deposits to the rest of the world (series breakdown in August due to a reclassification) million euros September/14 125 410 122 631
Interest Rates Banque de France
* EURIBOR 3 months montly average September/14 0.10 0.19
* 10 years benchmark bond montly average September/14 1.35 1.41
* 3 months Treasury bill rate September/14 -0.03 0.01
Financial Soundness Indicators Seven indicators on IMF Website IMF
Stock Market Banque de France
* CAC40 index end of period September/14 4 416 4 381
EXTERNAL SECTOR
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Results More info
Date of latest data Latest data Previous data
Balance of Payments (early indicator) Banque de France
* Imports of goods and services million euros August/14 49 495 56 751
* Exports of goods and services million euros August/14 45 643 57 194
* Net income receipts million euros August/14 2 380 3 321
* Net receipts from current transfers million euros August/14 -2 533 -3 064
* International reserves (net) million euros August/14 -344 -348
* Financial transactions (incl. International reserves) million euros August/14 15 122 16 836
International reserves and foreign currency liquidity
* Official International reserves million euros September/14 132 045 131 408 Banque de France
** Gold reserves million euros June/14 75 273 71 901 Banque de France
** Foreign exchange reserves million euros June/14 36 306 36 013
** Fund position million euros June/14 16 039 16 380
* Net International reserves and foreign currency liquidity million euros September/14 134 282 132 945 Banque de France
* Exchange Rates EUR against USD - monthly average rate September/14 1.2901 1.3316 Banque de France
Merchandise Trade 10/ Ministry of the Economy. Finance and Industry
* Total exports (fob) seasonally and working-days adjusted data - million euros August/14 35 633 36 119
* Total imports (fob seasonally and working-days adjusted data - million euros August/14 41 416 41 652
International Investment Position billion euros Q2/14 -344.4 -350.7 Banque de France
* Assets billion euros Q2/14 6 069.5 5 769.8
** Direct investment (market value) billion euros Q2/14 1 296.3 1 264.3
** Porfolio investment billion euros Q2/14 2 234.7 2 094.7
*** Equity billion euros Q2/14 622.7 598.4
*** Debt billion euros Q2/14 1 612.0 1 496.2
** Financial derivatives billion euros Q2/14 815.9 804.7
** Other investment billion euros Q2/14 1 607.0 1 501.1
** Reserve assets billion euros Q2/14 115.7 105.1
* Liabilities billion euros Q2/14 6 414.0 6 120.5
** Direct investment (market value) billion euros Q2/14 869.4 875.6
** Porfolio investment billion euros Q2/14 2 989.3 2 819.3
*** Equity billion euros Q2/14 753.1 715.9
*** Debt billion euros Q2/14 2 236.2 2 103.4
** Financial derivatives billion euros Q2/14 884.9 869.8
** Other investment billion euros Q2/14 1 670.4 1 555.9
Gross external debt position 11/ million euros Q2/14 4 269 133 4 165 531 Banque de France
* General Government million euros Q2/14 1 296 754 1 260 445
** Short-term million euros Q2/14 180 503 180 475
*** Currency and deposits 5/ million euros Q2/14 11 425 10 735
*** Debt securities 4/ million euros Q2/14 169 078 169 741
*** Loans million euros Q2/14 0 0
*** Trade credit and advances million euros Q2/14 0 0
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ million euros Q2/14 0 0
** Long-term million euros Q2/14 1 116 251 1 079 970
*** Special drawing rights (SDRs), Allocation 7/ million euros Q2/14 0 0
*** Currency and deposits 5/ million euros Q2/14 0 0
*** Debt securities 4/ million euros Q2/14 1 072 537 1 037 916
*** Loans million euros Q2/14 43 714 42 054
*** Trade credit and advances million euros Q2/14 0 0
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ million euros Q2/14 0 0
* Central Bank million euros Q2/14 169 648 145 610
** Short-term million euros Q2/14 158 178 134 250
*** Currency and deposits 5/ million euros Q2/14 73 877 47 966
*** Debt securities 4/ million euros Q2/14 0 0
*** Loans million euros Q2/14 84 301 86 284
*** Trade credit and advances million euros Q2/14 0 0
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ million euros Q2/14 0 0
** Long-term million euros Q2/14 11 470 11 360
*** Special drawing rights (SDRs), Allocation 7/ million euros Q2/14 11 470 11 360
*** Currency and deposits 5/ million euros Q2/14 0 0
*** Debt securities 4/ million euros Q2/14 0 0
*** Loans million euros Q2/14 0 0
*** Trade credit and advances million euros Q2/14 0 0
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ million euros Q2/14 0 0
* Deposit-Taking Corporations, except the Central Bank million euros Q2/14 1 717 565 1 686 684
** Short-term million euros Q2/14 848 438 832 620
*** Currency and deposits 5/ million euros Q2/14 780 611 768 382
*** Debt securities 4/ millions d'euros Q2/14 59 041 60 076
*** Loans millions d'euros Q2/14 0 0
*** Trade credit and advances millions d'euros Q2/14 0 0
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ millions d'euros Q2/14 8 785 4 162
** Long-term millions d'euros Q2/14 869 128 854 064
*** Currency and deposits 5/ millions d'euros Q2/14 319 471 318 205
*** Debt securities 4/ millions d'euros Q2/14 549 623 535 859
*** Loans millions d'euros Q2/14 0 0
*** Trade credit and advances millions d'euros Q2/14 0 0
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ millions d'euros Q2/14 33 0
* Other Sectors millions d'euros Q2/14 722 507 707 703
** Short-term millions d'euros Q2/14 318 830 307 053
*** Currency and deposits 5/ millions d'euros Q2/14 0 0
*** Debt securities 4/ millions d'euros Q2/14 15 128 14 973
*** Loans millions d'euros Q2/14 239 958 227 733
*** Trade credit and advances millions d'euros Q2/14 61 456 60 688
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ millions d'euros Q2/14 2 288 3 658
** Long-term millions d'euros Q2/14 403 677 400 650
*** Currency and deposits 5/ millions d'euros Q2/14 3 1
*** Debt securities 4/ millions d'euros Q2/14 370 797 364 492
*** Loans millions d'euros Q2/14 29 643 32 963
*** Trade credit and advances millions d'euros Q2/14 3 235 3 194
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ millions d'euros Q2/14 0 0
* Direct Investment: Intercompany Lending millions d'euros Q2/14 362 658 365 090
** Debt liabilities of direct investment enterprises to direct investors millions d'euros Q2/14 56 796 58 027
** Debt liabilities of direct investors to direct investment enterprises millions d'euros Q2/14 79 684 82 574
** Debt liabilities to fellow enterprises millions d'euros Q2/14 226 178 224 489
POPULATION
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Results More info
Date of latest data Latest data Previous data
Population (date of previous data: January 2011) million (final) January/14 65.8 64.9 Demographic report (INSEE)

Footnotes

1/ Inventory changes include acquisitions net of sales of valuable.

2/ France is taking a flexibility option for the timeliness of this data category.

3/ Source: Statistical Office of the Ministry in charge of Employment (DARES).

4/ All sectors excluding agriculture. government. education. health. and social services

5/ All sectors excluding agriculture.

6/ Accrued monthly issues. Previous data= same month. previous year

7/ Month-end results. excluding interest accrued and not paid. including provision for indexation of inflation-linked OAT's principal.

8/ French contribution to euro area aggregates measures the French resident MFIs monetary liabilities. other that notes and coins. vis-a-vis the euro area money holding sector (euro area residents other than MFIs and central government) as well as this sector's deposits at the central government (Post Office...).

9/ National statistics on euro banknote circulation are drawn up taking into account specific accounting conventions adopted at the level of the euro area. The European Central Bank now legally issues 8% of euro banknotes. The remainder is allocated to the National Central Banks as a share of the euro banknotes issue corresponding to its paid-up share in the ECB's capital.

10/ Source: French Customs.

11/ External debt is consistent with liabilities items of the IIP. SDR allocations are not considered as liabilities of monetary authorities for the international investment position under BPM 5. They will be included within BPM6 (planed for 2013-2014).

12/ Provisional data.

13/ Cautionary note: Break in the series in January 2004 due to a change in the questionnaire. The former question on available capacity margin (by adding labor) has been replaced with a direct question on the productive capacity utilization rate (for more details. see the methodological description). The results for this series from January 2004 consist of raw data. [back]