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Economic and financial Data

Last update: April /18/2014

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) Q4/13 455.00 453.60 Quaterly national accounts (Insee)
* Imports " " 135.60 134.60
* Households consumption expenditures " " 254.00 253.00
* General government consumption " " 115.80 115.30
* NPISH consumption expenditures " " 9.60 9.60
* Gross fixed Capital Formation " " 83.20 82.80
* Inventory changes 1/ " " -0.30 0.50
* Exports " " 128.30 126.70
National Accounts GDP at current prices Billion euros (seasonally and working-days adjusted data) Q4/13 518.40 515.40
* Imports " " 151.90 151.70
* Households consumption expenditures " " 286.40 285.00
* General government consumption " " 129.40 128.70
* NPISH consumption expenditures " " 11.10 11.00
* Gross fixed Capital Formation " " 99.10 98.40
* Inventory changes 1/ " " 3.00 4.20
* Exports " " 141.20 139.80
Production Index (exclud. Energy and agricultural and food industries) 2/ 2000=100 (seasonally and working-days adjusted data) February/14 100.1 99.9 Economic indicators (Insee)
Business Surveys
* Monthly business survey (goods-producing industries) – Manufacturing industry – recent changes in output balance of opinion among employers. seasonally adjusted. % March/14 4 4
* Quarterly business survey (goods-producing industries) - Manufacturing industry – Productive capacity utilization rate (*) seasonally adjusted. % January/14 80 80
Employment 4/ seasonally adjusted. Thousands Q4/13 15 100 -9 600
Unemployment (ILO definition) seasonally adjusted. end-of-month. %
*  Metropolitan France and Overseas Departments seasonally adjusted. % Q4/13 10.2 10.2
*  Metropolitan France seasonally adjusted. % Q4/13 9.8 9.9
Wages/Earnings 3/ 5/
* Basic hourly earnings for manual workers and employees (SHBOE) quarterly variation. % Q4/13 0.2 0.2
* Basic monthly earning for non-manual workers (SMB) quarterly variation. % Q4/13 0.2 0.2
Consumer Prices 1998=100 March/14 128.2 127.6
Producer Prices Index – Manufacturing (excluding value added tax (VAT)) 2005=100 February/14 108.1 108.2
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 February/14 46 791 23 239
* Expenditure million euros February/14 64 762 32 636
* Balance of special accounts million euros February/14 -7 711 -3 335
* Balance. Deficit/Surplus million euros February/14 -25 682 -12 732
Central Government Negotiable Debt 7/  Agency France Tresor
* Total billion euros March/14 1 502 246.000 1 478 113.000
** OAT / Bonds (10-50 years) billion euros March/14 1 114 545.000 1 104 043.000
** BTAN / Treasury Notes (2-5 years) billion euros March/14 201 537.000 197 995.000
** BTF / Treasury Bills (less than 1 year) billion euros March/14 186 165.000 176 075.000
* Average maturity of debt years March/14 6 7 years
days 343 13 days
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 February/14 1 854 196 1 844 489
* Domestic credit to the public sector million euros February/14 503 423 500 190
* Domestic credit to the private sector million euros February/14 2 576 729 2 562 475
* External position (gross)
** Credit to the other euro area residents million euros
** Credit to the rest of the world million euros February/14 1 009 424 996 218
** Deposits to the other euro area residents million euros
** Deposits to the rest of the world million euros February/14 784 101 776 557
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank Banque de France
* Reserve money (euro area residency) 9/ million euros February/14 298 073 297 099
* Domestic claims on the public sector million euros February/14 119 308 120 207
* Domestic claims on the private sector million euros February/14 185 188
* 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 February/14 91 842 93 625
** 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 February/14 109 087 113 754
Interest Rates Banque de France
* EURIBOR 3 months montly average February/14 0.29 0.29
* 10 years benchmark bond montly average February/14 2.25 2.38
* 3 months Treasury bill rate February/14 0.14 0.13
Financial Soundness Indicators Seven indicators on IMF Website IMF
Stock Market Banque de France
* CAC40 index end of period February/14 4 408 4 166
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 February/14 49 634 48 621
* Exports of goods and services million euros February/14 51 703 54 616
* Net income receipts million euros February/14 1 676 3 109
* Net receipts from current transfers million euros February/14 -3 775 -1 219
* International reserves (net) million euros February/14 -603 -2 953
* Financial transactions (incl. International reserves) million euros February/14 15 960 -3 204
International reserves and foreign currency liquidity
* Official International reserves million euros March/14 125 753 129 854 Banque de France
** Gold reserves million euros March/14 73 485 75 292 Banque de France
** Foreign exchange reserves million euros March/14 35 249 37 578
** Fund position million euros March/14 16 031 15 997
* Net International reserves and foreign currency liquidity million euros February/14 125 754 123 732 Banque de France
* Exchange Rates EUR against USD monthly average rate March/14 1.3823 1.3659 Banque de France
Merchandise Trade 10/ Ministry of the Economy. Finance and Industry
* Total exports (fob) seasonally and working-days adjusted data - million euros February/14 36 241 36 310
* Total imports (fob seasonally and working-days adjusted data - million euros February/14 39 609 41 923
International Investment Position (date of previous data : end of 2010) billion euros 2012 -429.600 -375.900 Banque de France
* Assets billion euros 2012 6 083.000 5 818.500
** Direct investment (market value) billion euros 2012 1 134.500 985.300
** Porfolio investment billion euros 2012 1 947.900 1 826.700
*** Equity billion euros 2012 483.400 393.400
*** Debt billion euros 2012 1 464.500 1 433.300
** Financial derivatives billion euros 2012 1 301.600 1 237.100
** Other investment billion euros 2012 1 559.100 1 636.300
** Reserve assets billion euros 2012 139.900 133.100
* Liabilities billion euros 2012 6 512.600 6 194.400
** Direct investment (market value) billion euros 2012 829.900 739.000
** Porfolio investment billion euros 2012 2 629.200 2 425.500
*** Equity billion euros 2012 594.000 499.000
*** Debt billion euros 2012 2 035.200 1 926.500
** Financial derivatives billion euros 2012 1 344.300 1 278.600
** Other investment billion euros 2012 1 709.200 1 751.200
Gross external debt position 11/ million euros Q4/13 4 000 142 4 109 659 Banque de France
* General Government million euros Q4/13 1 212 195 1 214 094
** Short-term million euros Q4/13 174 332 181 444
*** Money market instruments million euros Q4/13 161 984 168 107
*** Loans million euros Q4/13 12 348 13 337
** Long-term million euros Q4/13 1 037 863 1 032 650
*** Bonds and notes million euros Q4/13 993 199 989 386
*** Loans million euros Q4/13 44 461 43 046
*** Other debt liabilities 203 218
* Monetary Autorities million euros Q4/13 146 726 181 021
** Short-term million euros Q4/13 146 726 181 021
*** Loans & deposits million euros Q4/13 146 726 181 021
* Monetary Financial Institutions million euros Q4/13 1 615 298 1 644 483
** Short-term million euros Q4/13 781 734 831 842
*** Money market instruments million euros Q4/13 57 884 63 454
*** Currency and deposits million euros Q4/13 723 850 768 388
** Long-term million euros Q4/13 833 564 812 641
*** Bonds and notes million euros Q4/13 516 048 506 371
*** Currency and deposits million euros Q4/13 317 516 306 270
* Others sectors million euros Q4/13 714 965 751 058
** Short-term million euros Q4/13 320 832 356 211
*** Money market instruments million euros Q4/13 14 251 18 553
*** Loans million euros Q4/13 198 085 232 744
*** Currency and deposits million euros
*** Trade credits million euros Q4/13 108 496 104 914
** Long-term million euros Q4/13 394 133 394 487
*** Bonds and notes million euros Q4/13 359 996 359 384
*** Loans million euros Q4/13 34 137 35 463
* Direct investment: intercompany lending million euros Q4/13 310 958 319 003
** Debt liabilities to affiliated enterprises million euros Q4/13 21 517 22 017
** Debt liabilities to direct investors million euros Q4/13 289 441 296 986
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 64.9 64.6 Demographic report (INSEE)
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Results More info
Date of latest data Latest data Previous data

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).