2011 general-government accounts

Denis Boisnault, département des Comptes nationaux, Insee, Marie Chanchole, Christophe Dixte, Charlotte Geay, Fabien Gonguet, Roxane Laurent, Brigitte Poiblanc, direction générale du Trésor, Anne Uteza, direction générale des Finances publiques

In 2011, France posted a public deficit of €103.1 billion, or 5.2% of GDP. This represents a €33.9-billion decrease from 2010, reflecting buoyant revenue growth and a modest decline in spending. As a share of GDP, public revenues rose 1.4 points and public spending eased 0.6 points. The largest reductions in the public deficit concerned central government and social-security agencies. The ratio of compulsory contributions (taxes and other levies) to GDP rose 1.4 points to 43.9%. The public-debt burden rose 3.7 points to 86.0% of GDP.

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