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Economic and financial Data

Last update: August /29/2014

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) Q1/14 515.0 514.8 Quaterly national accounts (Insee)
* Imports " " 152.7 151.2
* Households consumption expenditures " " 270.1 271.6
* General government consumption " " 126.1 125.6
* NPISH consumption expenditures " " 10.5 10.4
* Gross fixed Capital Formation " " 110.7 111.6
* Inventory changes 1/ " " 0.5 -0.3
* Exports " " 128.3 126.7
National Accounts GDP at current prices Billion euros (seasonally and working-days adjusted data) Q1/14 533.4 530.9
* Imports " " 158.6 158.8
* Households consumption expenditures " " 281.9 282.5
* General government consumption " " 129.4 129.0
* NPISH consumption expenditures " " 11.1 11.0
* Gross fixed Capital Formation " " 115.7 116.7
* Inventory changes 1/ " " 2.4 -0.3
* Exports " " 152.0 151.3
Manufacturing Production Index 2010=100 (seasonally and working-days adjusted data) June/14 99.0 97.4 Economic indicators (Insee)
Business Surveys
* Monthly business survey (goods-producing industries) – Manufacturing industry – recent changes in output balance of opinion among employers. seasonally adjusted. % August/14 2 4
* Quarterly business survey (goods-producing industries) - Manufacturing industry – Productive capacity utilization rate 13/ seasonally adjusted. % July/14 82 80
Employment 4/ seasonally adjusted. Thousands Q1/14 15 881 15 100
Unemployment (ILO definition) seasonally adjusted. end-of-month. %
*  Metropolitan France and Overseas Departments seasonally adjusted. % Q1/14 10.1 10.2
*  Metropolitan France seasonally adjusted. % Q1/14 9.7 9.8
Wages/Earnings 3/ 5/
* Basic hourly earnings for manual workers and employees (SHBOE) quarterly variation. % Q1/14 0.6 0.2
* Basic monthly earning for non-manual workers (SMB) quarterly variation. % Q1/14 0.7 0.2
Consumer Prices 1998=100 July/14 127.7 128.0
Producer Prices Index 2010=100 July/14 107.2 107.5
House Prices Index 12/ 2010=100 Q1/14 101.8 102.8
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 June/14 151 569 123 963
* Expenditure million euros June/14 194 351 166 623
* Balance of special accounts million euros June/14 -16 623 -21 669
* Balance. Deficit/Surplus million euros June/14 -59 405 -64 329
Central Government Negotiable Debt 7/  Agency France Tresor
* Total billion euros July/14 1 525 122.000 1 535 836.000
** OAT / Bonds (10-50 years) billion euros July/14 1 167 238.000 1 149 212.000
** BTAN / Treasury Notes (2-5 years) billion euros July/14 170 650.000 198 213.000
** BTF / Treasury Bills (less than 1 year) billion euros July/14 187 234.000 188 411.000
* Average maturity of debt years July/14 7 6
days 11 343
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 July/14 1 875 024 1 859 497
* Domestic credit to the public sector million euros July/14 487 730 495 350
* Domestic credit to the private sector million euros July/14 2 572 622 2 573 676
* External position (gross)
** Credit to the other euro area residents million euros
** Credit to the rest of the world million euros July/14 1 015 299 971 271
** Deposits to the other euro area residents million euros
** Deposits to the rest of the world million euros July/14 771 163 729 951
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank Banque de France
* Reserve money (euro area residency) 9/ million euros July/14 279 242 292 801
* Domestic claims on the public sector million euros July/14 110 851 113 182
* Domestic claims on the private sector million euros July/14 191 189
* External position (gross)
** Claims to the other euro area residents million euros
** Claims to the rest of the world (series breakdown in August due to a reclassification) million euros July/14 93 995 92 916
** Deposits to the other euro area residen million euros
** Deposits to the rest of the world (series breakdown in August due to a reclassification) million euros July/14 119 060 110 081
Interest Rates Banque de France
* EURIBOR 3 months montly average July/14 0.21 0.24
* 10 years benchmark bond montly average July/14 1.56 1.71
* 3 months Treasury bill rate July/14 0.02 0.05
Financial Soundness Indicators Seven indicators on IMF Website IMF
Stock Market Banque de France
* CAC40 index end of period July/14 4 246 4 423
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 June/14 56 171 52 839
* Exports of goods and services million euros June/14 55 106 50 735
* Net income receipts million euros June/14 7 729 -3 969
* Net receipts from current transfers million euros June/14 -7 439 -3 642
* International reserves (net) million euros June/14 825 -49
* Financial transactions (incl. International reserves) million euros June/14 19 145 -24 056
International reserves and foreign currency liquidity
* Official International reserves million euros July/14 130 345 128 711 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 July/14 131 464 129 282 Banque de France
* Exchange Rates EUR against USD monthly average rate July/14 1.3539 1.3592 Banque de France
Merchandise Trade 10/ Ministry of the Economy. Finance and Industry
* Total exports (fob) seasonally and working-days adjusted data - million euros June/14 36 735 36 086
* Total imports (fob seasonally and working-days adjusted data - million euros June/14 42 115 41 215
International Investment Position (date of previous data : end of 2010) billion euros Q1/14 -350.7 -342.4 Banque de France
* Assets billion euros Q1/14 5 769.8 5 891.4
** Direct investment (market value) billion euros Q1/14 1 264.3 1 267.3
** Porfolio investment billion euros Q1/14 2 094.7 2 077.5
*** Equity billion euros Q1/14 598.4 557.8
*** Debt billion euros Q1/14 1 496.2 1 519.7
** Financial derivatives billion euros Q1/14 804.7 869.7
** Other investment billion euros Q1/14 1 501.1 1 558.9
** Reserve assets billion euros Q1/14 105.1 117.9
* Liabilities billion euros Q1/14 6 120.5 6 233.8
** Direct investment (market value) billion euros Q1/14 875.6 876.0
** Porfolio investment billion euros Q1/14 2 819.3 2 773.4
*** Equity billion euros Q1/14 715.9 677.6
*** Debt billion euros Q1/14 2 103.4 2 095.8
** Financial derivatives billion euros Q1/14 869.8 918.3
** Other investment billion euros Q1/14 1 555.9 1 666.0
Gross external debt position 11/ million euros Q1/14 4 170 402 4 024 279 Banque de France
* General Government million euros Q1/14 1 259 758 1 209 451
** Short-term million euros Q1/14 180 400 174 332
*** Currency and deposits 5/ million euros Q1/14 10 735 12 348
*** Debt securities 4/ million euros Q1/14 169 665 161 984
*** Loans million euros Q1/14 0 0
*** Trade credit and advances million euros Q1/14 0 0
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ million euros Q1/14 0 0
** Long-term million euros Q1/14 1 079 358 1 035 119
*** Special drawing rights (SDRs), Allocation 7/ million euros Q1/14 0 0
*** Currency and deposits 5/ million euros Q1/14 0 0
*** Debt securities 4/ million euros Q1/14 1 037 304 993 199
*** Loans million euros Q1/14 42 054 41 920
*** Trade credit and advances million euros Q1/14 0 0
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ million euros Q1/14 0 0
* Central Bank million euros Q1/14 145 610 158 049
** Short-term million euros Q1/14 134 250 146 726
*** Currency and deposits 5/ million euros Q1/14 47 966 56 140
*** Debt securities 4/ million euros Q1/14 0 0
*** Loans million euros Q1/14 86 284 90 586
*** Trade credit and advances million euros Q1/14 0 0
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ million euros Q1/14 0 0
** Long-term million euros Q1/14 11 360 11 323
*** Special drawing rights (SDRs), Allocation 7/ million euros Q1/14 11 360 11 323
*** Currency and deposits 5/ million euros Q1/14 0 0
*** Debt securities 4/ million euros Q1/14 0 0
*** Loans million euros Q1/14 0 0
*** Trade credit and advances million euros Q1/14 0 0
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ million euros Q1/14 0 0
* Deposit-Taking Corporations, except the Central Bank million euros Q1/14 1 685 074 1 605 038
** Short-term million euros Q1/14 832 619 770 535
*** Currency and deposits 5/ million euros Q1/14 768 382 710 771
*** Debt securities 4/ millions d'euros Q1/14 60 075 57 884
*** Loans millions d'euros Q1/14 0 0
*** Trade credit and advances millions d'euros Q1/14 0 0
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ millions d'euros Q1/14 4 162 1 879
** Long-term millions d'euros Q1/14 852 455 834 503
*** Currency and deposits 5/ millions d'euros Q1/14 318 205 318 454
*** Debt securities 4/ millions d'euros Q1/14 534 250 516 048
*** Loans millions d'euros Q1/14 0 0
*** Trade credit and advances millions d'euros Q1/14 0 0
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ millions d'euros Q1/14 0 1
* Other Sectors millions d'euros Q1/14 712 744 686 523
** Short-term millions d'euros Q1/14 307 226 289 245
*** Currency and deposits 5/ millions d'euros Q1/14 0 12
*** Debt securities 4/ millions d'euros Q1/14 15 049 14 251
*** Loans millions d'euros Q1/14 228 761 214 878
*** Trade credit and advances millions d'euros Q1/14 59 758 59 882
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ millions d'euros Q1/14 3 658 222
** Long-term millions d'euros Q1/14 405 518 397 278
*** Currency and deposits 5/ millions d'euros Q1/14 1 2
*** Debt securities 4/ millions d'euros Q1/14 369 129 359 996
*** Loans millions d'euros Q1/14 33 243 34 128
*** Trade credit and advances millions d'euros Q1/14 3 145 3 152
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ millions d'euros Q1/14 0 0
* Direct Investment: Intercompany Lending millions d'euros Q1/14 367 217 365 219
** Debt liabilities of direct investment enterprises to direct investors millions d'euros Q1/14 57 461 58 407
** Debt liabilities of direct investors to direct investment enterprises millions d'euros Q1/14 83 164 79 372
** Debt liabilities to fellow enterprises millions d'euros Q1/14 226 591 227 439
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Results More info
Date of latest data Latest data Previous data
Population (date of previous data: January 2010) 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]