Key indicators

Key indicators
Key indicators Last update Value date Value Trend/previous period Reference period
Economic growth 30/01/2018 4th quarter 2017 + 0,6 % Q/(Q-1)
Consumption 30/01/2018 December 2017 44,9 billion euros M/(M-1)
Households' confidence 26/01/2018 January 2018 104 M-(M-1)
Payroll employment in private sector 13/02/2018 4th quarter 2017 19275 thousand Q/(Q-1)
Unemployment rate 15/02/2018 4th quarter 2017 8,9 % Q/(Q-1)
Consumer prices 31/01/2018 January 2018 + 1,4 % Year-on-year change M(M-12)
Manufacturing output 09/02/2018 December 2017 + 0,3 % M/(M–1)
Production capacity 26/01/2018 1st quarter 2018 85,8 % Q/(Q–1)
Labour cost 19/12/2017 3rd quarter 2017 + 1,3 % Year-on-year change Q/(Q–4)
Business climate
Total 26/01/2018 January 2018 110 M-(M–1)
Goods-producing industries 26/01/2018 January 2018 113 M-(M–1)
Services 26/01/2018 January 2018 109 M-(M–1)
Construction 26/01/2018 January 2018 108 M-(M–1)
Retail trade 26/01/2018 January 2018 114 M-(M–1)
Wholesale trade 26/01/2018 1st two-month 2018 106 M-(M–2)

French GDP increased by 0.6% in Q4 2017

Gross Domestic Product and its components

Value date Growth overhang Q/(Q–1) Next issue
4th quarter 2017 + 1,9 % + 0,6 % 28 February 2018

Household consumption expenditure on goods was down in November (−1.2%) but almost stable over the fourth quarter 2017 (−0.1%)

Value date M/(M–1) Year-on-year change M(M-12) Next issue
December 2017 – 1,2 % + 1,0 % 28 February 2018

In January 2018, households' confidence is virtually stable

Value date Value M-(M–1) in points Next issue
January 2018 104 – 1 27 February 2018

In Q4 2017, private payroll employment continued to increase (flash estimate)

Payroll employment in private sector

Value date Q/(Q–1) Year-on-year change Q/(Q–4) Next issue
4th quarter 2017 + 0,3 % + 1,3 % 13 March 2018

The unemployment rate decreased by 0.7 points in Q4 2017

ILO unemployment rate

Value date Value (France) Q/(Q–1) in points Next issue
4th quarter 2017 8,9 % – 0,7 17 May 2018

In January 2018, consumer prices increased by 1.4% year on year

Consumer price index

Value date M/(M–1) Year-on-year change M/(M-12) Next issue
January 2018 – 0,1 % + 1,4 % 22 February 2018

In December 2017, manufacturing output grew sligthly (+0.3%)

Industrial production index

Value date M/(M–1) Year-on-year change M/(M–12) Next issue
December 2017 + 0,3 % + 4,7 % 09 March 2018

In January 2018, production equipment is operating at increasing capacity in manufacturing

Value date Value Q/(Q–1) in points Next issue
1st quarter 2018 85,8  % + 1,2 24 April 2018

In Q3 2017, the labour cost index - wages and salaries as well as the labour cost index - total labour cost increased by 0.4%

Value date Q/(Q–1) Year-on-year change Q/(Q–4) Next issue
3rd quarter 2017 + 0,4 % + 1,3 %

In January 2018, the French business climate falters slightly but remains very favourable, the employment climate is stable

Value date Value M-(M–1) in points Next issue
January 2018 110 – 2 22 February 2018

Already at a very high level, the business climate in manufacturing further strengthens in January

Value date Value M-(M–1) in points Next issue
January 2018 113 + 1 22 February 2018

In January 2018, the business climate weakens slightly in services

Value date Value M-(M–1) in points Next issue
January 2018 109 – 2 22 February 2018

In January 2018, the economic climate is a little less favourable than in December in the building construction industry

Value date Value M-(M–1) in points Next issue
January 2018 108 – 2 22 February 2018

In January 2018, the business climate remains favourable in retail trade and in trade and repair of motor vehicles

Value date Value M-(M–1) in points Next issue
January 2018 114 – 1 22 February 2018

In January 2018, the business climate weakens in wholesale trade

Value date Value M-(M–2) in points Next issue
1st two-month 2018 106 – 5 22 March 2018