Key indicators

Key indicators
Key indicators Last update Value date Value Trend/previous period Reference period
Economic growth 31/10/2017 3rd quarter 2017 + 0,5 % Q/(Q-1)
Consumption 31/10/2017 September 2017 45,0 billion euros M/(M-1)
Households' confidence 27/10/2017 October 2017 100 M-(M-1)
Payroll employment in private sector 10/11/2017 3rd quarter 2017 19223 thousand Q/(Q-1)
Unemployment rate 16/11/2017 3rd quarter 2017 9,7 % Q/(Q-1)
Consumer prices 15/11/2017 October 2017 + 1,1 % Year-on-year change M(M-12)
Manufacturing output 10/11/2017 September 2017 + 0,4 % M/(M–1)
Production capacity 24/10/2017 4th quarter 2017 84,9 % Q/(Q–1)
Labour cost 15/09/2017 2nd quarter 2017 + 1,1 % Year-on-year change Q/(Q–4)
Business climate
Total 24/10/2017 October 2017 109 M-(M–1)
Goods-producing industries 24/10/2017 October 2017 112 M-(M–1)
Services 24/10/2017 October 2017 107 M-(M–1)
Construction 24/10/2017 October 2017 105 M-(M–1)
Retail trade 24/10/2017 October 2017 113 M-(M–1)
Wholesale trade 26/09/2017 5th two-month 2017 109 M-(M–2)

French GDP increased by 0.5% in Q3 2017

Gross Domestic Product and its components

Value date Growth overhang Q/(Q–1) Next issue
3rd quarter 2017 + 1,7 % + 0,5 % 29 November 2017

Household consumption expenditure on goods bounced back in September (+0.9%) and increased again over the third quarter (+0.7%)

Value date M/(M–1) Year-on-year change M(M-12) Next issue
September 2017 + 0,9 % + 2,8 % 29 November 2017

In October 2017, households' confidence is back to its long term average

Value date Value M-(M–1) in points Next issue
October 2017 100 – 1 28 November 2017

In Q3 2017, private payroll employment slowed down slightly (flash estimate)

Payroll employment in private sector

Value date Q/(Q–1) Year-on-year change Q/(Q–4) Next issue
3rd quarter 2017 + 0,2 % + 1,3 % 12 December 2017

The unemployment rate increased by 0.2 points in Q3 2017

ILO unemployment rate

Value date Value (France) Q/(Q–1) in points Next issue
3rd quarter 2017 9,7 % + 0,2 15 February 2018

In October 2017, consumer prices rose by 0.1% over a month and by 1.1% year on year

Consumer price index

Value date M/(M–1) Year-on-year change M/(M-12) Next issue
October 2017 + 0,1 % + 1,1 % 30 November 2017

In September 2017, manufacturing output increased slightly (+0.4%)

Industrial production index

Value date M/(M–1) Year-on-year change M/(M–12) Next issue
September 2017 + 0,4 % + 3,1 % 08 December 2017

In October 2017, industrialists forecast a further increase in overall and foreign demand

Value date Value Q/(Q–1) in points Next issue
4th quarter 2017 84,9  % + 0,3 24 January 2018

In Q2 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
2nd quarter 2017 + 0,4 % + 1,1 %

In October 2017, the French business climate falters slightly and the employment climate rises again

Value date Value M-(M–1) in points Next issue
October 2017 109 – 1 23 November 2017

In October 2017, the business climate in manufacturing stabilises at its highest level since December 2007

Value date Value M-(M–1) in points Next issue
October 2017 112 + 0 23 November 2017

In October 2017, the business climate weakens slightly in services

Value date Value M-(M–1) in points Next issue
October 2017 107 – 1 23 November 2017

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

Value date Value M-(M–1) in points Next issue
October 2017 105 + 1 23 November 2017

In October 2017, the business climate remains very favourable in retail trade and in trade and repair of motor vehicles

Value date Value M-(M–1) in points Next issue
October 2017 113 + 0 23 November 2017

In September 2017, the business climate remains favourable in wholesale trade

Value date Value M-(M–2) in points Next issue
5th two-month 2017 109 – 0 23 November 2017