Key indicators

Key indicators
Key indicators Last update Value date Value Trend/previous period Reference period
Economic growth 28/04/2017 1st quarter 2017 + 0,3 % Q/(Q-1)
Consumption 28/04/2017 March 2017 44,1 billion euros Year-on-year change M(M-12)
Households' confidence 26/04/2017 April 2017 100 M/(M-1)
Payroll employment 12/05/2017 1st quarter 2017 16228 thousand Q/(Q-1)
Unemployment rate 18/05/2017 1st quarter 2017 9,6 % Q/(Q-1)
Inflation 16/05/2017 April 2017 + 1,2 % Year-on-year change M(M-12)
Manufacturing output 10/05/2017 March 2017 + 2,5 % M/(M–1)
Production capacity 25/04/2017 1st quarter 2017 83,6 % Q/(Q–1)
Labour cost 20/03/2017 4th quarter 2016 + 1,1 % Year-on-year change Q/(Q–4)
Business climate
Total 23/05/2017 May 2017 105 M/(M–1)
Goods-producing industries 23/05/2017 May 2017 109 M/(M–1)
Services 23/05/2017 May 2017 103 M/(M–1)
Construction 23/05/2017 May 2017 102 M/(M–1)
Retail trade 23/05/2017 May 2017 104 M/(M–1)
Wholesale trade 23/05/2017 3rd bimonth 2017 104 M/(M–2)

French GDP increased by 0.3% in Q1 2017

Gross Domestic Product and its components

Value date Growth overhang Q/(Q–1) Next issue
1st quarter 2017 + 0,7 % + 0,3 % 30 May 2017

Household consumption expenditure on goods receded again in March 2017 (−0.4%) and fell by 0.4% over the first quarter 2017

Value date M/(M–1) Year-on-year change M(M-12) Next issue
March 2017 – 0,4 % – 1,0 % 30 May 2017

In April 2017, households' confidence remains stable

Value date Value M/(M–1) in points Next issue
April 2017 100 + 0 30 May 2017

In Q1 2017, market employment continued to increase (flash estimate)

Payroll employment

Value date Q/(Q–1) Year-on-year change Q/(Q–4) Next issue
1st quarter 2017 + 0,3 % + 1,2 % 13 June 2017

The unemployment rate decreased by 0.4 points in Q1 2017

ILO unemployment rate

Value date Value (France) Q/(Q–1) in points Next issue
1st quarter 2017 9,6 % – 0,4 17 August 2017

In April 2017, consumer prices rose by 0.1% over a month and by 1.2% year on year

Consumer price index

Value date M/(M–1) Year-on-year change M/(M-12) Next issue
April 2017 + 0,1 % + 1,2 % 31 May 2017

In March 2017, manufacturing output bounced back sharply (+2.5%)

Industrial production index

Value date M/(M–1) Year-on-year change M/(M–12) Next issue
March 2017 + 2,5 % + 3,5 % 09 June 2017

In Q1 2017, production capacity was slightly less used in the manufacturing industry

Value date Value Q/(Q–1) in points Next issue
1st quarter 2017 83,6  % – 0,2 25 July 2017

In Q4 2016, the labour cost index - wages and salaries increased by 0.4% and the labour cost index - total labour cost increased by 0.3%

Value date Q/(Q–1) Year-on-year change Q/(Q–4) Next issue
4th quarter 2016 + 0,3 % + 1,1 %

In May 2017, the French business climate and the employment climate improve

Value date Value M/(M–1) in points Next issue
May 2017 105 + 1 22 June 2017

In May 2017, the business climate in manufacturing remains at its highest level since June 2011

Value date Value M/(M–1) in points Next issue
May 2017 109 + 0 22 June 2017

In May 2017, the business climate in services is virtually stable above its long-term average

Value date Value M/(M–1) in points Next issue
May 2017 103 – 1 22 June 2017

In May 2017, the economic climate improves again in the building construction industry

Value date Value M/(M–1) in points Next issue
May 2017 102 + 2 22 June 2017

In May 2017, the business climate gets better in retail trade and in trade and repair of motor vehicles

Value date Value M/(M–1) in points Next issue
May 2017 104 + 2 22 June 2017

In May 2017, the business climate gets slightly better in wholesale trade

Value date Value M/(M–2) in points Next issue
3rd bimonth 2017 104 + 1 25 July 2017