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France

Economy



GDP (purchasing power parity)


$2.647 trillion (2015 est.)
$2.617 trillion (2014 est.)
$2.612 trillion (2013 est.)
note: data are in 2015 US dollars


GDP (official exchange rate)


$2.422 trillion (2015 est.)


GDP - real growth rate


1.1% (2015 est.)
0.2% (2014 est.)
0.7% (2013 est.)


GDP - per capita (PPP)


$41,200 (2015 est.)
$40,900 (2014 est.)
$41,000 (2013 est.)
note: data are in 2015 US dollars


Gross national saving


22.1% of GDP (2015 est.)
21.5% of GDP (2014 est.)
21.5% of GDP (2013 est.)


GDP - composition, by end use


household consumption: 55.1%
government consumption: 23.9%
investment in fixed capital: 21.5%
investment in inventories: 0.8%
exports of goods and services: 30%
imports of goods and services: -31.4% (2015 est.)


GDP - composition, by sector of origin


agriculture: 1.7%
industry: 19.5%
services: 78.8% (2015 est.)


Agriculture - products


wheat, cereals, sugar beets, potatoes, wine grapes; beef, dairy products; fish


Industries


machinery, chemicals, automobiles, metallurgy, aircraft, electronics; textiles, food processing; tourism


Industrial production growth rate


0.8% (2015 est.)


Labor force


30.41 million (2015 est.)


Labor force - by occupation


agriculture: 3%
industry: 21.3%
services: 75.7% (2013 est.)


Unemployment rate


10.1% (2015 est.)
9.9% (2014 est.)
note: includes overseas territories


Population below poverty line


8.1% (2012 est.)


Household income or consumption by percentage share


lowest 10%: 3.6%
highest 10%: 25.4% (2013)


Distribution of family income - Gini index


30.1 (2013)
30.5 (2012)


Budget


revenues: $1.294 trillion
expenditures: $1.38 trillion (2015 est.)


Taxes and other revenues


53.4% of GDP (2015 est.)


Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)


-3.6% of GDP (2015 est.)


Public debt


96.2% of GDP (2015 est.)
95.3% of GDP (2014 est.)
note: data cover general government debt and include debt instruments issued (or owned) by government entities other than the treasury; the data include treasury debt held by foreign entities; the data include debt issued by subnational entities, as well as intra-governmental debt; intra-governmental debt consists of treasury borrowings from surpluses in the social funds, such as for retirement, medical care, and unemployment; debt instruments for the social funds are not sold at public auctions


Fiscal year


calendar year


Inflation rate (consumer prices)


0.1% (2015 est.)
0.6% (2014 est.)


Central bank discount rate


0.05% (31 December 2014)
0.25% (31 December 2013)
note: this is the European Central Bank's rate on the marginal lending facility, which offers overnight credit to banks in the euro area


Commercial bank prime lending rate


1.93% (31 December 2015 est.)
2.6% (31 December 2014 est.)


Stock of narrow money


$1.079 trillion (31 December 2015 est.)
$1.08 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
note: see entry for the European Union for money supply for the entire euro area; the European Central Bank (ECB) controls monetary policy for the 18 members of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU); individual members of the EMU do not control the quantity of money circulating within their own borders


Stock of broad money


$2.541 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
$2.771 trillion (31 December 2013 est.)


Stock of domestic credit


$3.528 trillion (31 December 2015 est.)
$3.831 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)


Market value of publicly traded shares


$1.762 trillion (31 December 2015 est.)
$1.538 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
$1.983 trillion (31 December 2013 est.)


Current account balance


-$3.041 billion (2015 est.)
-$26.24 billion (2014 est.)


Exports


$510.5 billion (2015 est.)
$584.5 billion (2014 est.)


Exports - commodities


machinery and transportation equipment, aircraft, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceutical products, iron and steel, beverages


Exports - partners


Germany 15.9%, Spain 7.3%, US 7.2%, Italy 7.1%, UK 7.1%, Belgium 6.8% (2015)


Imports


$537.5 billion (2015 est.)
$631.1 billion (2014 est.)


Imports - commodities


machinery and equipment, vehicles, crude oil, aircraft, plastics, chemicals


Imports - partners


Germany 19.5%, Belgium 10.7%, Italy 7.7%, Netherlands 7.5%, Spain 6.8%, US 5.5%, China 5.4%, UK 4.3% (2015)


Reserves of foreign exchange and gold


$138.2 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
$143.4 billion (31 December 2014 est.)


Debt - external


$5.496 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
$5.549 trillion (31 December 2013 est.)


Stock of direct foreign investment - at home


$773.3 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
$729.2 billion (31 December 2014 est.)


Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad


$1.316 trillion (31 December 2015 est.)
$1.279 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)


Exchange rates


euros (EUR) per US dollar -
0.885 (2015 est.)
0.7525 (2014 est.)
0.7634 (2013 est.)
0.7752 (2012 est.)
0.7185 (2011 est.)







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