The national accounts in 2015National accounts - Base 2010
Public finances in 2015National accounts - Base 2010
The "Public finances" item introduces the leading indicators published by Insee relating to the general government accounts. It aims at satisfying the growing interest of a large audience for information on this topic (political decision makers, international organizations...). Its implementation follows the recommendations of the IMF formulated in a quality audit run in 2003.
Warning: each year in September the public deficit of the previous year is updated to take into account the latest accounting data available for social security funds. Compared to the data released on May 30, 2016, the 2015 public deficit was revised down by almost 1 billion euros.
tableau Main aggregates of the general government accounts in % of GDP
|Expenditure excluding imputed items (1)||52.5||53.4||53.6||53.5||52.9|
|Receipts excluding imputed items (1)||47.5||48.7||49.6||49.7||49.7|
|Deficit according to the Maastricht definition||-5.1||-4.8||-4.0||-4.0||-3.5|
|Debt according to the Maastricht definition (2)||85.2||89.6||92.4||95.3||96.2|
|Net debt (3)||76.9||80.6||83.6||86.5||87.3|
|Compulsory levies (4)||42.6||43.8||44.8||44.8||44.7|
|of which levies of the European Union||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1|
- (1) The expenditure and receipts of the general government excluding the imputed socials contributions may, in certain cases, prove to be a better basis for international comparisons.
- (2) Debt according to the Regulation n°3605 of the European Commission.
- (3) The general government net debt is defined as the difference between the general government debt according to the Maastricht definition and the deposits, loans and securities (excluding shares) held by the general government over the other sectors.
- (4) Excluding imputed social contributions.
- Source: National accounts - Base 2010, INSEE.