General government accountsThe public deficit continues to shrink slowly

Nicolas Boudrot, Pierre Cheloudko, département des comptes nationaux, Insee,Camille Sutter, Matthieu Bourasseau, Alexandre Fischman, Emmanuelle Picoulet, Blandine Vachon,Tristan Paloc, Yohann Vaslin, direction générale du Trésor,Harouna Traoré, Anne Uteza, direction générale des Finances publiques

In 2016, the public deficit as defined in the Maastricht Treaty amounts to €75.9 billion, i.e. 3.4% of gross domestic product (GDP). It shrinks by €2.8 billion, as spending contracts faster than revenues (-0.3 points and -0.1 points of GDP, respectively). The government deficit widens, that of the social security funds narrows, and local government bodies post a surplus. The total tax burden remains stable at 44.4% of GDP. The debt-to-GDP ratio increases by 0.7 points to reach 96.3%.

Insee Première
No 1651
Paru le : 30/05/2017