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Economic and financial Data

Last update: January /23/2015

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) Q3/14 515.7 514.4 Quaterly national accounts (Insee)
* Imports " " 155.3 153.3
* Households consumption expenditures " " 273.3 272.5
* General government consumption " " 127.5 126.7
* NPISH consumption expenditures " " 10.5 10.5
* Gross fixed Capital Formation " " 109.5 110.2
* Inventory changes 1/ " " 0.3 -0.1
* Exports " " 146.9 146.1
National Accounts - GDP at current prices Billion euros - (seasonally and working-days adjusted data) Q3/14 536.0 533.7
* Imports " " 160.9 159.1
* Households consumption expenditures " " 285.2 284.6
* General government consumption " " 130.4 129.5
* NPISH consumption expenditures " " 11.2 11.2
* Gross fixed Capital Formation " " 115.0 115.4
* Inventory changes 1/ " " 3.4 1.3
* Exports " " 151.7 150.8
Manufacturing Production Index 2010=100 (seasonally and working-days adjusted data) November/14 98.4 99.0 Economic indicators (Insee)
Business Surveys
* Monthly business survey (goods-producing industries) – Manufacturing industry – recent changes in output balance of opinion among employers. seasonally adjusted. % January/15 -3 4
* Quarterly business survey (goods-producing industries) - Manufacturing industry – Productive capacity utilization rate 13/ seasonally adjusted. % January/15 80.4 80.7
Employment 4/ seasonally adjusted. Thousands Q3/14 15 825 15 880
Unemployment (ILO definition) seasonally adjusted. end-of-quarter. %
*  Metropolitan France and Overseas Departments seasonally adjusted. % Q3/14 10.4 10.1
*  Metropolitan France seasonally adjusted. % Q3/14 9.9 9.7
Wages/Earnings 3/ 5/
* Basic hourly earnings for manual workers and employees (SHBOE) quarterly variation. % Q3/14 0.2 0.3
* Basic monthly earning for non-manual workers (SMB) quarterly variation. % Q3/14 0.2 0.4
Consumer Prices 1998=100 December/14 127.73 127.62
Producer Prices Index 2010=100 November/14 106.6 106.8
House Prices Index 12/ 2010=100 Q3/14 102.7 101.8
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 November/14 256 302 237 612
* Expenditure million euros November/14 343 357 317 872
* Balance of special accounts million euros November/14 -3 780 -4 450
* Balance. Deficit/Surplus million euros November/14 -90 835 -84 710
Central Government Negotiable Debt 7/  Agency France Tresor
* Total debt billion euros December/14 1 527 562 1 537 494
** Short-term debt (maturity of one year and below) billion euros December/14 175 285 186 094
** Long-term debt (maturity of more than one year) billion euros December/14 1 352 277 1 351 400
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 November/14 1 898 290 1 882 863
* Domestic credit to the public sector million euros November/14 522 101 509 303
* Domestic credit to the private sector million euros November/14 2 570 252 2 570 352
* External position (gross)
** Credit to the rest of the world million euros November/14 1 072 166 1 043 043
** Deposits to the rest of the world million euros November/14 809 644 809 210
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank Banque de France
* Reserve money (euro area residency) 9/ million euros December/14 319 199 273 914
* Domestic claims on the public sector million euros December/14 111 148 109 773
* Domestic claims on the private sector million euros December/14 193 199
* External position (gross)
** Claims to the rest of the world (series breakdown in August due to a reclassification) million euros December/14 88 971 88 174
** Deposits to the rest of the world (series breakdown in August due to a reclassification) million euros December/14 117 434 116 676
Interest Rates Banque de France
* EURIBOR 3 months montly average December/14 0.08 0.08
* 10 years benchmark bond montly average December/14 0.92 1.14
* 3 months Treasury bill rate December/14 -0.01 -0.02
Financial Soundness Indicators Seven indicators on IMF Website IMF
Stock Market Banque de France
* CAC40 index end of period December/14 4 273 4 390
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 November/14 52 043 58 272
* Exports of goods and services million euros November/14 51 918 57 039
* Net income receipts million euros November/14 2 186 1 759
* Net receipts from current transfers million euros November/14 -3 169 -2 892
* International reserves (net) million euros November/14 -1 986 1 361
* Financial transactions (incl. International reserves) million euros November/14 5 110 2 285
International reserves and foreign currency liquidity
* Official International reserves million euros December/14 134 338 129 486 Banque de France
** Gold reserves million euros December/14 74 260 74 260 Banque de France
** Foreign exchange reserves million euros December/14 37 631 37 631
** Fund position million euros December/14 16 369 16 369
* Net International reserves and foreign currency liquidity million euros November/14 133 999 131 423 Banque de France
* Exchange Rates EUR against USD - monthly average rate December/14 1.2331 1.2472 Banque de France
Merchandise Trade 10/ Ministry of the Economy. Finance and Industry
* Total exports (fob) seasonally and working-days adjusted data - million euros November/14 37 171 36 931
* Total imports (fob seasonally and working-days adjusted data - million euros November/14 40 407 41 199
International Investment Position billion euros Q3/14 -350.3 -379.0 Banque de France
* Assets billion euros Q3/14 6 250.0 6 032.1
** Direct investment (market value) billion euros Q3/14 1 316.0 1 290.2
** Porfolio investment billion euros Q3/14 2 255.1 2 234.7
*** Equity billion euros Q3/14 642.3 622.7
*** Debt billion euros Q3/14 1 612.8 1 612.0
** Financial derivatives billion euros Q3/14 930.5 815.9
** Other investment billion euros Q3/14 1 632.9 1 575.7
** Reserve assets billion euros Q3/14 115.5 115.7
* Liabilities billion euros Q3/14 6 600.3 6 411.2
** Direct investment (market value) billion euros Q3/14 856.9 866.3
** Porfolio investment billion euros Q3/14 3 024.4 2 989.3
*** Equity billion euros Q3/14 731.5 753.1
*** Debt billion euros Q3/14 2 292.9 2 236.2
** Financial derivatives billion euros Q3/14 1 001.0 884.9
** Other investment billion euros Q3/14 1 718.0 1 670.8
Gross external debt position 11/ million euros Q3/14 4 369 959 4 268 680 Banque de France
* General Government million euros Q3/14 1 316 776 1 260 445
** Short-term million euros Q3/14 192 356 180 503
*** Currency and deposits 5/ million euros Q3/14 12 072 11 425
*** Debt securities 4/ million euros Q3/14 180 285 169 078
*** Loans million euros Q3/14 0 0
*** Trade credit and advances million euros Q3/14 0 0
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ million euros Q3/14 0 0
** Long-term million euros Q3/14 1 124 420 1 116 251
*** Special drawing rights (SDRs), Allocation 7/ million euros Q3/14 0 0
*** Currency and deposits 5/ million euros Q3/14 0 0
*** Debt securities 4/ million euros Q3/14 1 080 206 1 072 537
*** Loans million euros Q3/14 44 214 43 714
*** Trade credit and advances million euros Q3/14 0 0
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ million euros Q3/14 0 0
* Central Bank million euros Q3/14 151 551 169 648
** Short-term million euros Q3/14 139 610 158 178
*** Currency and deposits 5/ million euros Q3/14 41 201 73 877
*** Debt securities 4/ million euros Q3/14 0 0
*** Loans million euros Q3/14 98 409 84 301
*** Trade credit and advances million euros Q3/14 0 0
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ million euros Q3/14 0 0
** Long-term million euros Q3/14 11 941 11 470
*** Special drawing rights (SDRs), Allocation 7/ million euros Q3/14 11 941 11 470
*** Currency and deposits 5/ million euros Q3/14 0 0
*** Debt securities 4/ million euros Q3/14 0 0
*** Loans million euros Q3/14 0 0
*** Trade credit and advances million euros Q3/14 0 0
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ million euros Q3/14 0 0
* Deposit-Taking Corporations, except the Central Bank million euros Q3/14 1 790 695 1 717 565
** Short-term million euros Q3/14 898 234 848 438
*** Currency and deposits 5/ million euros Q3/14 829 122 780 611
*** Debt securities 4/ millions d'euros Q3/14 60 207 59 041
*** Loans millions d'euros Q3/14 0 0
*** Trade credit and advances millions d'euros Q3/14 0 0
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ millions d'euros Q3/14 8 905 8 785
** Long-term millions d'euros Q3/14 892 461 869 128
*** Currency and deposits 5/ millions d'euros Q3/14 322 369 319 471
*** Debt securities 4/ millions d'euros Q3/14 570 092 549 623
*** Loans millions d'euros Q3/14 0 0
*** Trade credit and advances millions d'euros Q3/14 0 0
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ millions d'euros Q3/14 0 33
* Other Sectors millions d'euros Q3/14 751 668 722 831
** Short-term millions d'euros Q3/14 331 349 319 019
*** Currency and deposits 5/ millions d'euros Q3/14 0 0
*** Debt securities 4/ millions d'euros Q3/14 15 962 15 128
*** Loans millions d'euros Q3/14 249 742 240 372
*** Trade credit and advances millions d'euros Q3/14 64 559 61 231
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ millions d'euros Q3/14 1 086 2 288
** Long-term millions d'euros Q3/14 420 320 403 812
*** Currency and deposits 5/ millions d'euros Q3/14 3 3
*** Debt securities 4/ millions d'euros Q3/14 386 142 370 797
*** Loans millions d'euros Q3/14 30 777 29 790
*** Trade credit and advances millions d'euros Q3/14 3 398 3 223
*** Other debt liabilities 6/ millions d'euros Q3/14 0 0
* Direct Investment: Intercompany Lending millions d'euros Q3/14 359 267 361 881
** Debt liabilities of direct investment enterprises to direct investors millions d'euros Q3/14 55 928 56 957
** Debt liabilities of direct investors to direct investment enterprises millions d'euros Q3/14 79 869 80 208
** Debt liabilities to fellow enterprises millions d'euros Q3/14 223 471 224 716
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/15 66.3 66.0 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]