Presidential and legislative election years, such as 2017, restrict INSEE publication
calendar: during legally-required communication reserve periods, only cyclical indicators
(GDP, unemployment, inflation, turnover indices, etc.) continue to be published. Despite
this restriction, INSEE has kept its productivity and standards high.
One publication “Economic Players and the Environment” is dedicated for the first
time to the major issue of the environment. Guest expert, Professor Christian de Perthuis,
founder of the Climate Economics Chair at Université Paris-Dauphine recognizes the progress.
Alongside publications, many projects were moved forward so that the essential statistics
and studies could continue to be delivered. Some are based on new sources, such as
the very first estimate of the magnitude of tourist accommodation offered by individuals
via Internet platforms. Another project enabled by big data is continuing, on the
use of cash-desk data from major retail to calculate the consumer price index, and
will soon cover all the relevant retail chains.
A key player in the opening up of public data, INSEE made the Sirene database freely
accessible in January 2017, pursuant to the Act for a Digital Republic.
INSEE Horizon 2025