2010 general-government accounts

Alexandre Bourgeois, Olivier Chemla, Stéphanie Claveaux, Matthieu Olivier et Brigitte Poiblanc, direction générale du Trésor, Anne Uteza, direction générale des Finances publiques, Denis Boisnault, département des comptes nationaux, Insee

In 2010, France posted a public deficit of €136.5 billion, or 7.1% of GDP. This represents a €6.0-billion decrease from 2009, reflecting a recovery in public revenues and slower spending growth. Central- and local-government deficits were down, while that of social-security agencies was up. Compulsory contributions rose 0.5 points from 42.0% of GDP in 2009 to 42.5% in 2010. As a share of GDP, public spending eased slightly from 56.7% to 56.6%. The public-debt burden rose 3.3 points to 82.3% of GDP.

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Paru le : 13/05/2011