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Wednesday November 30 2016
France Inflation Rate at 25-Month High of 0.5% in November  
Consumer prices in France are set to rise 0.5 percent year-on-year in November of 2016, following a 0.4 percent gain in October. It was the highest inflation rate since October 2014, as an increase in prices of food, energy and services offset a decline in cost of manufactured products.
Tuesday November 29 2016
France GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.2% QoQ in Q3  
France GDP advanced 0.2 percent quarter-on-quarter in the September quarter of 2016, compared to a 0.1 percent contraction in the three months to June and matching a preliminary figure, second estimate showed. While investment and government spending rose, household consumption stagnated and net external demand contributed negatively to the growth.
Thursday November 17 2016
France Jobless Rate Edges Up to 10.0% in Q3  
Unemployment rate in France rose to 10.0 percent in the third quarter of 2016 from 9.9 percent in the June quarter.
Tuesday November 08 2016
France Trade Gap Largest in 5 Months  
France recorded a trade gap of EUR 4.80 billion in September of 2016, compared to a downwardly revised EUR 4.2 billion in August while market expected a EUR 4.1 billion gap. It was the largest deficit since April this year, as exports fell 2.2 percent to EUR 37.13 billion while imports declined 0.6 percent to EUR 41.90 billion.
Tuesday November 15 2016
France Inflation Rate Confirmed at 0.4% in October  
Consumer prices in France rose 0.4 percent year-on-year in October of 2016, the same pace as in September and matching preliminary estimates. An increase in cost of energy and services offset a decline in prices of food and manufactured products
Friday October 28 2016
France Economy Grows Less than Expected in Q3  
France GDP expanded 0.2 percent quarter-on-quarter in the September quarter of 2016, compared to a 0.1 percent contraction in the three months to June while market expected a 0.3 percent growth, first estimate showed. While investment and government spending rose, household consumption unchanged and net external demand contributed negatively to the growth.
Wednesday October 12 2016
France Inflation Rate Confirmed at 0.4% in September  
Consumer prices in France rose 0.4 percent year-on-year in September of 2016, compared to the previous three months and matching preliminary estimates. It was the highest inflation rate since October 2014, as an increase in prices of food and services offset a drop in cost of energy and manufactured products
Friday October 07 2016
France Trade Deficit Little Changed in August  
France recorded a trade gap of EUR 4.26 billion in August of 2016, the same as a downwardly revised figure in the previous month and in line with expectations. Exports rose 2.1 percent to EUR 38.07 billion while imports went up 1.8 percent to EUR 42.33 billion.
Friday September 30 2016
France Inflation Rate at 23-Month High in September  
Consumer prices in France are set to rise 0.4 percent year-on-year in September of 2016, following a 0.2 percent gain in August. It was the highest inflation rate since October 2014 as an increase in prices of food and services offset a decline in cost of energy and manufactured products.
Friday September 23 2016
France GDP Contracts for 1st Time in Nearly 3 Years  
French economy shrank 0.1 percent quarter-on-quarter in the June quarter of 2016, compared to stagnation in a preliminary reading and a 0.7 percent growth in the first quarter. It was the first contraction since the first quarter of 2013 as a rebound in exports was not enough to offset a decline in household consumption and investment.
Wednesday September 14 2016
France CPI Confirmed at 0.2% YoY in August  
Consumer prices in France rose 0.2 percent year-on-year in August of 2016, the same pace as in the previous two months and matching preliminary estimates. While prices went up for food and services, cost of manufactured products and energy declined.
Wednesday September 07 2016
France Trade Deficit Largest in 3 Months  
France recorded a trade gap of EUR 4.50 billion in July of 2016, compared to a marginally revised EUR 3.45 billion in June and market expectations of a deficit of EUR 3.7 billion. It was the largest trade deficit since April as exports fell while imports rose.
Wednesday August 31 2016
France Inflation Rate Stable for 3rd Month  
Consumer prices in France are set to rise 0.2 year-on-year in August of 2016, the same pace as in the previous two months. While prices rose for food and services, cost declined for energy and manufactured products.
Friday August 26 2016
French Economy Stalls in Q2  
France economy recorded no growth in the second quarter of 2016, following a 0.7 percent expansion reported in January to March period and matching preliminary figure, second estimate showed. It was the lowest reading since the second quarter of 2015, as a contraction in fixed investment weighed on growth. In contrast, government spending expanded and net external demand contributed positively while household consumption stalled.
Thursday August 18 2016
France Jobless Rate Lowest Since Q3 2012  
France unemployment rate dropped to 9.9 percent in the June quarter of 2016 from 10.2 percent in the first quarter. It was the lowest jobless rate since the September quarter 2012.
Thursday August 11 2016
France CPI Confirmed at 0.2% YoY in July  
Consumer prices in France rose 0.2 percent year-on-year in July of 2016, the same pace as in June and matching preliminary estimates. An increase in cost of food and services offset a decline in cost of manufactured products and energy.
Friday August 05 2016
France Trade Deficit Widens in June  
France recorded a trade gap of EUR3.44 billion in June of 2016, compared to a downwardly revised EUR2.72 billion in May and market expectations of a deficit of EUR3.9 billion as exports fell while imports rose slightly.
Friday July 29 2016
France Inflation Rate Steady at 0.2% YoY in July  
Consumer prices in France are set to rise 0.2 year-on-year in July of 2016, the same pace as in June. While prices of food and services rose, cost of energy and manufactured products declined.
Friday July 29 2016
France GDP Stagnates in Q2  
The French economy unexpectedly recorded no growth in the second quarter of 2016, following an upwardly revised 0.7 percent expansion in January to March period and missing market consensus of a 0.2 percent growth. While household consumption weakened, investment and exports declined and government spending was steady.
Wednesday July 13 2016
France CPI Confirmed at 0.2% YoY in June  
Consumer prices in France rose 0.2 percent year-on-year in June of 2016 after remaining unchanged in May and matching preliminary estimates. It was the highest inflation figure since January as an increase in cost of food and services offset a decline in cost of manufactured products and energy.
Thursday July 07 2016
French Trade Deficit at 9-Month Low  
The trade gap in France narrowed 41.4 percent to EUR 2.84 billion in May from April of 2016, better than market expectations of a EUR 4.9 billion deficit. It is the lowest shortfall since August last year as exports reached the highest in three months while imports came back to contraction.
Thursday June 30 2016
France Inflation Rate at 6-Month High in June  
Consumer prices in France are set to rise 0.2 year-on-year in June of 2016, compared to a flat reading in May. It was the highest inflation figure since January as cost of food and services rose while cost of energy and manufactured products declined at a slower pace.
Friday June 24 2016
France GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.6% QoQ in Q1  
France economy advanced 0.6 percent in the first three months of 2016, following an upwardly revised 0.4 percent expansion in the December quarter 2015 and matching preliminary estimates. It was the strongest growth since the March quarter 2015, as household spending and investment increased at a faster pace while government expenditure remained strong.
Wednesday June 15 2016
France Consumer Prices Flat in May  
France consumer prices remained unchanged from a year earlier in May of 2016, following a 0.2 percent drop in April and escaping preliminary estimates of a 0.1 percent fall. A decline in cost of manufactured products and energy offset an increase in cost of food and services.
Tuesday June 07 2016
France Trade Deficit Widens in April  
France recorded a trade gap of EUR5.21 billion in April of 2016, compared to a downwardly revised EUR4.20 billion in March and market expectations of a deficit of EUR4.0 billion as exports rose less than imports.
Tuesday May 31 2016
France Consumer Prices Fall for 4rd Straight Month  
Consumer prices in France are set to decline 0.1 year-on-year in May of 2016, compared to a 0.2 percent drop in April. It is the fourth straight month of fall as cost of energy and manufactured products decreased further while prices of food rose at a faster pace and cost of services increased less than in the previous month.
Monday May 30 2016
France GDP Growth Revised Up to 0.6% QoQ in Q1  
The French economy expanded by 0.6 percent quarter-on-quarter in the March quarter of 2016, higher than preliminary figure of a 0.5 percent growth, second estimate showed. It is the strongest expansion since the March quarter 2015, mainly supported by a faster increase in household spending and investment while government expenditure remained robust.
Thursday May 19 2016
France Jobless Rate Steady in Q1  
French unemployment rate stood at 10.2 percent in the first quarter of 2016, unchanged from a downwardly revised figure in the previous quarter and slightly below market estimates of 10.3 percent.
Thursday May 12 2016
France CPI Confirmed at -0.2% YoY in April  
France consumer prices fell 0.2 year-on-year in April of 2016, following a 0.1 percent drop in March and matching preliminary estimates. It is the 3rd straight month of decline as a drop in cost of manufactured products and energy offset an increase in cost of food and services.
Wednesday May 04 2016
France Trade Deficit Narrows in March  
France trade gap stood at EUR4.37 billion in March of 2016 from a marginally revised EUR5.15 billion in the preceding month and market expectations of EUR4.40 billion as exports fell less than imports.
Friday April 29 2016
France Consumer Prices Fall for 3rd Straight Month  
Consumer prices in France are set to decline 0.2 year-on-year in April of 2016, compared to a 0.1 percent drop in March. It is the third straight month of fall as cost of energy and manufactured products decreased further while prices of food and services were steady.
Friday April 29 2016
France GDP Growth Strongest in 4 Quarters  
France economy advanced 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter of 2016, compared to a 0.5 percent expansion in the three months to December 2015 and beating market consensus of a 0.4 percent growth, first estimate showed. It is the strongest expansion since the June quarter 2015 as a rebound in household spending and an increase in investment offset a slowdown in government expenditure and a decline in exports.
Wednesday April 13 2016
France CPI Drops for 2nd Straight Month  
France consumer prices fell 0.1 year-on-year in March of 2016, following a 0.2 percent drop in February and matching estimates. It is the second straight month of drop as a decline in cost of manufactured products and energy offset an increase in cost of food and services.
Thursday April 07 2016
France Trade Deficit Largest in 1-1/2-Years  
France trade gap stood at EUR5.18 billion in February of 2016 from an upwardly revised EUR3.91 billion in the preceding month and missing market expectations, as exports fell while imports rose.
Thursday March 31 2016
France Consumer Prices Drop for 2nd Month  
Consumer prices in France are set to decline 0.2 year-on-year in March of 2016, the same pace as in the preceding month. It is the second consecutive month of drop, as a further decline in cost of energy and manufactured products offset a faster increase in prices of food.
Friday March 25 2016
France GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.3% QoQ in Q4  
France economy advanced 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, following an upwardly revised 0.4 percent expansion in July to September period and matching preliminary estimates. A faster increase in government expenditure and investment was able to offset a decline in household spending and net exports.
Tuesday March 15 2016
France CPI Confirmed at -0.2% YoY in February  
France consumer prices fell 0.2 year-on-year in February of 2016, following a 0.2 percent rise in the preceding month and matching preliminary estimates. It is the first drop since March 2015, as a decline in cost of manufactured products and energy offset an increase in cost of food and services.
Tuesday March 08 2016
France Trade Deficit Widens Slightly in January  
France trade gap stood at EUR3.71 billion in January of 2016 from a downwardly revised EUR3.68 billion in the preceding month but better than market expectations, as exports rose slightly less than imports.
Thursday March 03 2016
French Jobless Rate Falls to 10.3% in Q4  
French unemployment rate dropped o 10.3 percent in the December quarter of 2015, as compared to a downwardly revised 10.4 percent in the previous quarter. It is the lowest figure since the March quarter of 2015 and below market consensus.
Friday February 26 2016
French Consumer Prices Drop for 1st Time Since March 2015  
Consumer prices in France are set to decline 0.2 year-on-year in February of 2016, following a 0.2 percent rise in January. It is the first drop since March 2015, as cost of energy and manufactured products fell further while prices of food eased.
Friday February 26 2016
French GDP Growth Revised Up in Q4  
The French economy advanced 0.3 percent in the December quarter of 2015, the same pace as in the preceding quarter and slightly above preliminary estimates. An increase in government expenditure and investment and a rebound in exports offset a decline in household spending.
Thursday February 18 2016
French Inflation Confirmed at 0.2% YoY in January  
French consumer prices rose 0.2 year-on-year in January of 2016, the same pace as in the preceding month and matching preliminary estimates. An increase in cost of food and services offset a decline in cost of manufactured products and energy.
Friday February 05 2016
French Trade Deficit Narrows in December  
French trade gap decreased to €3.94 billion in Dember of 2015, as compared to a downwardly revised €4.53 billion deficit recorded in the preceding month and above market expectations, as imports fell more than exports.
Friday January 29 2016
French Consumer Prices Steady in January  
Consumer prices in France are set to rose 0.2 year-on-year in January of 2016, the same pace as in December 2015, as a slowdown in prices of food offset a slower decline in cost of manufactured products and energy, a preliminary result showed.
Wednesday January 13 2016
French Consumer Prices at 6-Month High  
French consumer prices rose 0.2 year-on-year in December of 2015, after remaining unchanged in the previous month. It is the highest figure since July, as an increase in cost of food and services offset a decline in manufactured products and energy.
Friday January 08 2016
French Trade Deficit Narrows in November  
French trade gap decreased to €4.63 billion in November of 2015, as compared to a downwardly revised €4.87 billion deficit recorded in the preceding month but below market expectations, as exports rose more than imports.
Wednesday December 23 2015
French GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.3% QoQ in Q3  
The French economy expanded 0.3 percent in the September quarter of 2015, following a stagnation in the June quarter and matching preliminary estimates, mainly boosted by household spending.
Thursday December 10 2015
French Consumer Prices Unchanged in November  
French consumer prices remained unchanged year-on-year in November of 2015, after increasing 0.1 percent in the previous month. A decline in cost of manufactured products and energy offset an increase in cost of food and services.
Thursday December 10 2015
French Trade Deficit Largest in A Year  
French trade gap increased to €4.58 billion in October of 2015, as compared to a downwardly revised €3.59 billion deficit recorded in the preceding month and below market expectations. It is the largest deficit since September 2014, as exports slightly fell while imports rose.
Thursday December 03 2015
French Jobless Rate At Nearly 18-Year High  
French unemployment rate unexpectedly rose to 10.6 percent in the September quarter, as compared to an upwardly revised 10.4 percent in the previous three-month period and above market consensus. It is the highest jobless rate since the fourth quarter of 1997.
Friday November 13 2015
French GDP Growth Picks Up in Q3  
The French economy advanced 0.3 percent in the third quarter of 2015, following a stagnation in April to June period and matching market consensus. A rebound in household spending and investment offset a decline in net exports.
Thursday November 12 2015
French Inflation Rate Accelerates in October  
French consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in October of 2015, after remaining unchanged in the previous month and in line with market forecasts. A rise in cost of food and services offset a drop in cost of manufactured products and energy.
Friday November 06 2015
French Trade Deficit Widens in September  
French trade gap increased to €3.38 billion in September of 2015 from a €2.98 billion deficit recorded in the preceding month and slightly below expectations, as exports fell while imports rose.
Wednesday October 14 2015
French Inflation Rate Unchanged in September  
French consumer prices remained unchanged in September of 2015, the same pace as in the previous month. It is the lowest rate since March this year, as a decline in cost of manufactured products and energy offset an increase in cost of food and services.
Wednesday October 07 2015
French Trade Deficit Narrows in August  
French trade gap decreased to €2.98 billion in August of 2015 from an upwardly revised €3.17 billion deficit recorded in the preceding month as imports slightly fell more than exports.
Wednesday September 23 2015
French GDP Stagnation Confirmed in Q2  
The French economy recorded no growth in the second quarter of 2015, following an upwardly revised of 0.7 percent expansion reported in the January to March quarter and matching preliminary estimates. A rebound in net exports were unable to offset a decline in investment and a slowdown in household spending.
Tuesday September 15 2015
French Inflation Rate at 5-Month Low in August  
French consumer prices remained unchanged in August of 2015, following a 0.2 percent rise in the previous month. It is the lowest rate since April this year, as a decline in cost of manufactured products and energy offset an increase in cost of food and services.
Tuesday September 08 2015
French Trade Deficit Widens in July  
French trade gap increased to €3.29 billion in July of 2015 from a revised €2.76 billion deficit recorded in the preceding month as exports fell more than imports.
Thursday September 03 2015
French Jobless Rate Steady At 10.3% in Q2  
French unemployment rate was recorded at 10.3 percent in the second quarter of 2015, unchanged from the previous three month period and matching market consensus.
Friday August 14 2015
French GDP Stagnates in Q2  
The French economy recorded no growth in the second quarter of 2015, following a revised 0.7 percent expansion in January to March period and missing market consensus. A rebound in net exports were unable to offset a decline in investment and a slowdown in household and government spending.
Thursday August 13 2015
French Inflation Eases in July  
French annual inflation was reported at 0.2 percent in July of 2015, slowing from 0.3 percent rise in the previous month and matching market consensus. A decline in cost of manufactured products and energy offset an increase in cost of food and services.
Friday August 07 2015
French Trade Deficit Narrows in June  
French trade gap decreased to €2.67 billion in June of 2015 from a revised €3.99 billion deficit recorded in the preceding month as exports grew much faster than imports. It is the smallest deficit since March 2007.
Wednesday July 15 2015
French Inflation Rate Steady in June  
French annual inflation was reported at 0.3 percent in June of 2015, remaining flat from the previous month and slightly below market forecasts, as a rise in prices of food and services offset a decline in cost of manufactured products and energy.
Tuesday July 07 2015
French Trade Deficit Widens in May  
French trade gap increased to €4.02 billion in May of 2015 from a revised €3.31 billion deficit recorded in the preceding month as exports declined and imports increased.
Wednesday June 24 2015
French GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.6% QoQ in Q1  
The French economy expanded 0.6 percent in the first quarter of 2015, significantly accelerating from a revised 0.1 percent expansion in the October to December quarter and matching preliminary estimates. It is the fastest growth since the second quarter of 2013, mainly driven by household consumption.
Thursday June 11 2015
French Inflation Accelerates for the Second Straight Month  
French annual inflation was reported at 0.3 percent in May of 2015, up from 0.1 percent in the previous month and matching market consensus, as a rise in prices of food and services offset a decline in cost of manufactured products and energy.
Friday June 05 2015
French Trade Deficit Narrows in April  
French trade gap decreased to €3.00 billion in April of 2015 from a revised €4.41 billion deficit recorded in the preceding month and beating market forecasts, as exports grew while imports fell.
Thursday June 04 2015
French Jobless Rate Edges Down to 10.3% in Q1  
French unemployment rate was recorded at 10.3 percent in the first quarter of 2015, slightly down from 10.4 percent in the December quarter, and below market expectations.
Wednesday May 13 2015
French Inflation Rate Picks Up in April  
French annual inflation rate was reported at 0.1 percent in April after declining in the previous three months as increase in the cost of services and food offset a decline in prices of energy and manufactured goods.
Wednesday May 13 2015
French GDP Growth Fastest in 2-Years  
The French economy advanced 0.6 percent in the first quarter of 2015, picking up from a revised stagnation in October to December period and beating market forecasts. It is the fastest expansion since the second quarter of 2013, mainly driven by consumption expenditure.  
Thursday May 07 2015
French Trade Deficit Widens in March  
French trade gap increased to €4.58 billion in March of 2015 from a revised €3.62 billion deficit recorded in the preceding month, as imports grew more than exports.
Wednesday April 15 2015
French Records Deflation for Third Straight Month  
Consumer prices in France dropped by 0.1 percent year-on-year in March of 2015, following a 0.3 percent fall in the previous month. It is the third time since November 2009 the inflation turns negative, mainly due to lower cost of energy and manufactured products.
Wednesday April 08 2015
French Trade Deficit Narrows in February  
French trade gap decreased to €3.44 billion in February of 2015 from a revised €3.71 billion in the preceding month, as exports grew more than imports.
Thursday March 26 2015
French GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.1% QoQ in Q4  
The French economy expanded 0.1 percent in the last quarter of 2014, slowing from a 0.3 percent expansion in the July to September quarter and matching preliminary estimates. The rebound in net exports were unable to offset a slowdown in consumption and a decline in investment.
Thursday March 12 2015
France Reports Deflation For Second Straight Month  
Consumer prices in France dropped 0.3 percent year-on-year in February of 2015, following a 0.4 percent fall in the previous month. It is the second time since November 2009 the inflation turns negative, mainly due to lower cost of energy and manufactured products.
Friday March 06 2015
French Trade Deficit Increases in January  
French trade gap widened to €3.72 billion in January of 2015 from a revised €3.29 billion in the preceding month, as exports declined faster than imports.
Thursday March 05 2015
French Unemployment Rate Highest in 16 Years  
French jobless rate was recorded at 10.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, slightly up from a revised 10.3 percent in the previous period, and above market expectations. It is the highest level since the first quarter of 1998.
Thursday February 19 2015
French Inflation Rate Turns Negative in January  
Consumer prices in France dropped 0.4 percent year-on-year in January of 2015, following a 0.1 percent increase in the previous month. It is the first time since November 2009 the inflation turns negative, mainly due to lower cost of energy, manufactured products and food.
Friday February 13 2015
French GDP Expands 0.1% in Q4  
The French economy advanced 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, slowing from a 0.3 percent growth in July to September period, as a rebound in net exports was unable to offset a slowdown in consumption and a decline in investment.
Friday February 06 2015
French Trade Deficit Widens in December  
French trade gap increased to €3.44 billion in December of 2014 from a revised €3.09 billion in the preceding month, as imports grew at a faster pace than exports.
Wednesday January 14 2015
French Inflation Rate Lowest Since December 2009  
The annual inflation rate in France slowed to 0.1 percent in December of 2014 from 0.3 percent in the previous month, mainly due to lower cost of energy and food.
Friday January 09 2015
French Trade Deficit Narrows in November  
French trade gap decreased to € 3.23 billion in November of 2014 from a revised € 4.27 billion shortage recorded in the previous month as exports increased and imports declined. It is the smallest deficit since February and far above market expectations.
Tuesday December 23 2014
French GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.3% QoQ in Q3  
The French economy advanced 0.3 percent in the third quarter of 2014, rebounding from a 0.1 percent contraction in the April to June quarter, as an increase in government and household spending offset a decline in net exports and capital investment.
Thursday December 11 2014
French Consumer Prices Down More Than Expected in November  
The annual inflation rate in France slowed to 0.3 percent in November of 2014 from 0.5 percent in the previous month, mainly due to lower cost of energy, manufactured products and food.
Tuesday December 09 2014
French Trade Deficit Narrows in October  
French trade gap decreased slightly to € 4.61 billion in October of 2014 from € 4.71 billion deficit recorded in the previous month, mainly due to stronger aircraft sales.
Thursday December 04 2014
French Unemployment Rate Rises to 10.4% in Q3  
French jobless rate was recorded at 10.4 percent in the third quarter of 2014, up from a revised 10.1 percent in the previous period, and above market expectations. It was the highest level since the first quarter of 1998.
Friday November 14 2014
French Economy Expands 0.3% in Q3  
The French economy advanced 0.3 percent in the third quarter of 2014, after a revised 0.1 percent contraction reported from April to June. Better than expected growth was driven by government expenditure and household spending while net exports and capital investment decreased.
Thursday November 13 2014
French Inflation Rises in October  
The annual inflation rate in France accelerated to 0.5 percent in October of 2014 from 0.3 percent in the previous month, mainly due to higher cost of services and fresh food.
Friday November 07 2014
French Trade Deficit Narrows in September  
French trade gap decreased to € 4.71 billion in September of 2014 from a revised € 5.03 billion in the previous month, due to a rise in aircraft sales.
Tuesday October 14 2014
French Inflation Slows in September  
The annual inflation rate in French eased to 0.3 percent in September of 2014, down from 0.4 percent in the previous month, mainly due to lower cost of energy, food and services. The rate came in below market forecasts, touching the lowest since November of 2009.
Thursday October 09 2014
French Trade Deficit Widens in September  
French trade gap increased to € 5.78 billion in August of 2014 from € 5.5 billion recorded in the previous month, as a drop in imports was unable to offset a fall in exports. 
Tuesday September 23 2014
French GDP Stalls in Q2  
The French economy showed no growth in the second quarter of 2014, according to the final figures from INSEE and matching preliminary estimates. The GDP continued to stall during April to June period, following a stagnation in the first quarter, as gross fixed capital formation remained depressed while government consumption stayed flat.
Thursday September 11 2014
French Inflation Touches The Lowest Since 2010  
The annual inflation rate in French eased to 0.4 percent in August of 2014, down from 0.5 percent in the previous month and below market forecasts, mainly due to declining costs of food, energy and manufacture. The rate was the lowest since 2010.
Tuesday September 09 2014
French Trade Deficit Almost Unchanged in July  
French trade gap decreased slightly to € 5.5 billion in July of 2014 from a revised € 5.6 billion recorded in the previous month, as a drop in imports was enough to offset a fall in exports.
Thursday September 04 2014
French Jobless Rate Edges Up to 10.2% in Q2  
French jobless rate was recorded at 10.2 percent in the second quarter of 2014, slightly up from 10.1 percent in the previous period, and above market expectations
Thursday August 14 2014
French Economy Stagnates in Q2  
French economy recorded no growth in the second quarter of 2014, after it was already flat in the first, according to the preliminary figures. While domestic demand increased, foreign trade and changes in inventories dragged the expansion down.
Wednesday August 13 2014
France Inflation Rate Unchanged in July  
The annual inflation rate in France remained steady at 0.5 percent in July of 2014, the same rate as the previous month. Prices of manufactured goods and fresh food fell due to seasonally effects, but there was an increase in cost of accommodation, package holidays and transport and communication.
Thursday August 07 2014
France Trade Deficit Widens in June  
Franch trade gap increased to € 5.4 billion in June of 2014 from € 5.1 billion recorded in May as imports grew faster than exports.
Thursday July 10 2014
France Inflation Rate Slows in June  
French annual inflation eased to a nearly five-year low 0.5 percent in June of 2014 from 0.7 percent in the previous two months, as prices of food and manufactured products dropped further.
Tuesday July 08 2014
French Trade Deficit Widens in May  
The French trade gap increased to € 4.9 billion in May of 2014 from a € 3.9 billion shortfall in the previous month, due to a surge in imports of oil products and works of art.
Friday June 27 2014
French GDP Growth Stalls in Q1  
The French economy showed no growth in the first three months of 2014, according to final figures from the INSEE and matching preliminary estimates. The GDP stagnated in the first quarter, following a 0.2 percent expansion in the previous period. A contraction was avoided due to government spending and higher inventories.
Thursday June 12 2014
French Inflation Steady at 0.7%  
France’s annual inflation rate was recorded at 0.7 percent in May of 2014, the same rate recorded in April. Consumer prices were broadly unchanged despite a seasonal increase in food prices and in some services linked with holidays before the summer season. The other index components decreased slightly in May, especially energy prices and those of manufactured products.
Friday June 06 2014
French Trade Deficit Narrows 19% in April  
French trade gap decreased to € 3.39 billion in April from € 4.87 billion in March, due to a 2.9 percent fall in imports, following last month’s surge.
Thursday June 05 2014
France Unemployment Rate Steady in Q1  
French jobless rate was recorded at 10.1 percent in the first three months of 2014, unchanged from a downwardly revised 10.1 percent in the previous quarter. In this quarter, the weighting of the labor force survey was revised to include the results of the census 2011.
Thursday May 15 2014
French Economy Stagnates in Q1  
French economy unexpectedly remained flat in the first quarter of 2014 after expanding 0.2 percent at the end of 2013 as household consumption decreased and companies cut back on investment.
Wednesday May 14 2014
France Inflation Rate Edges Up in April  
French annual inflation rate accelerated slightly to 0.7 percent in April of 2014 from 0.6 percent in the previous month, driven by higher prices of tourist services.
Wednesday May 07 2014
French Trade Deficit Widens in March  
French trade gap increased to € 4.94 billion in March from a revised € 3.77 billion in February, driven by a surge in imports of energy and pharmaceuticals.
Thursday April 10 2014
French Inflation Rate Slows in March  
French annual consumer prices decelerated in March of 2014 to 0.6 percent, the lowest rate since October last year. On a monthly basis, prices rose 0.4 percent, down from 0.6 percent in February.
Tuesday April 08 2014
French Trade Deficit Narrows to 4-1/2-Year Low  
In February of 2014, French trade deficit decreased to € 3.37 billion, down from a € 5.6 billion gap a month earlier and in the same month last year. It is the lowest trade deficit since July of 2009, mainly due to a fall in imports.
Monday March 31 2014
French GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.3% in Q4  
The French economy advanced 0.3 percent in the final quarter of 2013, in line with the first estimate and recovering from a 0.1 percent contraction in the previous three months.
Thursday March 13 2014
French Inflation Rate Accelerates in February  
French consumer prices increased to 0.9 percent year-on-year in February of 2014, after remaining steady at 0.7 percent in each of the previous three months. On a monthly basis, prices accelerated to 0.6 percent after a decline of 0.6 percent in January.
Friday March 07 2014
French Trade Deficit Widens in January  
French trade deficit increased in January of 2014 to a seasonally adjusted € 5.7 billion from € 5.2 billion in the previous month and € 5.4 billion a year earlier. Exports declined hurt by lower sales of manufactured goods, art and arms and imports remained almost unchanged.
Thursday March 06 2014
French Unemployment Rate Falls in Q4  
France's jobless rate decreased to 10.2 percent in the last quarter of 2013, down from a revised 10.3 percent in the previous three-month period. The unemployment rate was calculated under a new method significantly lowering the jobless level.
Thursday February 20 2014
French CPI Unchanged in January  
In January of 2014, French annual inflation rate remained steady at 0.7 percent for the second straight month. From December to January, prices fell 0.6 percent, after a 0.3 percent drop in the previous period.
Friday February 14 2014
French Economy Rebounds in Q4  
French GDP rose 0.3 percent In the fourth quarter of 2013 over the previous three month period due to increased household consumption and investment.
Friday February 07 2014
France Trade Deficit Falls in 2013  
France's trade deficit shrank by 6 billion euros to 61.2 billion euros in 2013, its lowest level since 2010 as imports fell faster than exports.
Tuesday January 14 2014
French Inflation Rate Stable at 0.7% in December  
In December of 2013, French annual inflation rate remained steady at 0.7 percent, the same rate recorded in the previous month. On a monthly basis, prices rose for the first time in three months by 0.3 percent due to higher cost of transport, communication and fresh food.
Thursday January 09 2014
French Trade Deficit Widens in November  
In November, France's trade deficit widened to €5.7 billion from a downward revised gap of €4.8 billion in October. Imports grew 0.2 percent from a month earlier while exports decreased 2.1 percent.
Tuesday December 24 2013
French Economy Contracts in Q3  
In the third quarter of 2013, French GDP contracted 0.1 percent quarter-on-quarter, unchanged from a preliminary estimate released earlier in November. GDP growth in Q2 is slightly scaled up from +0.5 percent to +0.6 percent. The annual growth rate carried over at Q3 point remains unchanged at 0.1 percent.
Thursday December 12 2013
French Inflation Edges Up to 0.7% in November  
In November, French consumer prices rose by 0.7 percent on an annual basis, up from a 4-year-low of 0.6 percent in October. The slight pick-up was driven by rising services prices.
Friday December 06 2013
French Trade Deficit Narrows in October  
In October, France's trade deficit narrowed to €4.7 billion from a downward revised gap of €5.6 billion in September. Imports fell 3.3 percent from a year earlier while exports decreased 2.9 percent.
Thursday December 05 2013
French Unemployment Edges Up to 16-Year-High in Q3  
In Q3 of 2013, the French unemployment rate rose to 10.9 percent, up by 0.1 percentage points from the previous quarter and hit its highest value since Q4 of 1997. Youth Unemployment was registered at 24.5 percent.
Thursday November 14 2013
France Inflation Rate Decelerates to 0.6% in October  
In October, French consumer prices rose by 0.6 percent on an annual basis, down from 0.9 percent in September. It is its lowest rate since November of 2009.
Thursday November 14 2013
French Economy Contracts 0.1% QoQ in Q3  
In the third quarter of 2013, French GDP in volume terms shrank 0.1 percent over the previous quarter, after a rebound in the previous three-month period, and below market expectations.
Friday November 08 2013
French Trade Deficit Widens in September on Higher Imports  
In September of 2013, French trade deficit rose more than expected to 5.82 billion €, from a 5 billion € deficit in the previous month and a 5.07 billion € gap a year earlier.
Tuesday October 15 2013
French Inflation Unchanged at 0.9% in September  
In September, France's consumer prices rose 0.9 percent year-on-year, unchanged from the previous month. Decreasing prices for manufactured goods (-0.7 percent) were offset by rising services costs (+1.4 percent).
Tuesday October 08 2013
French Trade Deficit Narrows in August  
In August, France's trade deficit narrowed slightly to €4.91 billion from a downward revised gap of €5.08 billion in July. Imports fell 4.1 percent from a year earlier while exports decreased 2.4 percent.
Friday September 27 2013
French GDP Growth Rate Confirmed at 0.5% in Q2  
In Q2 of 2013, French GDP in volume terms rose by 0.5 percent after an upward revised 0.1 percent fall in the previous quarter. It is the fastest increase since Q1 of 2011, mainly driven by private consumption.
Thursday September 12 2013
French Inflation Rate Down to 0.9% in August  
In August, France's inflation rate decreased to 0.9 percent from 1.1 percent in July. The slowdown was broadly driven by falling prices of petroleum products, transport and communication services.
Friday September 06 2013
French Trade Deficit Widens in July  
In July, France's trade deficit widened to €5.11 billion from an upward revised gap of €4.48 billion in June. Imports rose 2.7 percent from a month earlier while exports increased 1.3 percent.
Thursday September 05 2013
French Unemployment Rate Up to 10.9% in Q2  
In Q2 of 2013, the French unemployment rate stood at 10.9 percent, up by 0.1 percentage points q-o-q and 0.9 points compared to Q2 of 2012. Youth Unemployment decreased from 24.9 percent to 24.6 percent.
Wednesday August 14 2013
French Inflation Rate Rises to 1.1% in July  
In July, France's inflation rate increased slightly to 1.1 percent from 0.9 percent in June. The largest upward contribution to the change in the annual rate of the CPI came from the rises in prices of food, particularly fresh food prices.
Wednesday August 14 2013
French Economy Exits Recession With 0.5% Rise in Q2  
In Q2 of 2013, French GDP in volume terms rose by 0.5 percent after a 0.2 percent fall in each of the two previous quarters. It is the largest increase since Q1 of 2011 and is driven by consumer spending and industrial output however offset by yet another fall in investment.
Wednesday August 07 2013
French Trade Deficit Narrows in June  
In June, France's trade deficit narrowed to €4.44 billion from a downward revised €5.7 billion gap in May. The deficit decline was driven by a sharp fall in imports which registered the weakest reading since December of 2010.
Thursday July 11 2013
French Inflation Rate Edges Up to 0.9% in June  
In June, the Consumer Price Index grew by 0.9 percent, up from 0.8 percent in May and 0.7 percent in April. The largest upward contributions to the change in the annual rate of the CPI came from the rises in prices of food, especially fresh food prices.
Friday July 05 2013
French Trade Deficit Widens in June  
In May, France's trade deficit widened sharply to € 6.0 billion from € 4.5 billion in April, as exports of transport material, and Airbus planes in particular, fell. Imports were broadly unchanged from the previous month.
Wednesday June 26 2013
French Economy Contracts 0.2% QoQ in Q1  
In Q1 of 2013, as in the previous quarter, French gross domestic product in volume shrank 0.2 percent, dragged down by weak business investment and exports, confirming an earlier estimate. Some components were marginally revised but revisions offset each other.
Wednesday June 12 2013
French Inflation Edges Up to 0.8% in May  
In May 2013, the Consumer Prices index rose 0.8 percent, up from 0.7 percent in April. By far the biggest downward contributions to the CPI came from transport and communication services. The decrease in prices of the housing-related services and the continued decline in prices of petroleum products were offset by the rises in fresh food prices and those of other services.
Friday June 07 2013
French Trade Deficit Broadly Unchanged in April  
In April, both imports and exports surged leaving the balance of trade virtually unchanged at € 4.5 billion. Shipments of transportation equipment remains high and stable while sales in all of the other branches of activity increased substantially. Imports also experienced a generalized increase in all sectors.
Thursday June 06 2013
French Jobless Rate Hits New High of 10.8% in Q1  
France's unemployment rate rose to 10.8 percent in the first quarter of 2013, from 10.5 percent in the previous quarter according to the estimate published by national statistics office INSEE.
Wednesday August 14 2013
Weak Confidence Still a Threat to French Economy  
In the second quarter of 2013, French GDP expanded 0.5 percent, ending a shallow recession, mainly due to a slight rebound of consumer spending and capital formation. However, confidence remains at very low levels and while unemployment shows no sign of slowdown, competitiveness hasn't improved.
Wednesday May 15 2013
French Inflation Rate Down to 0.7% in April  
In April 2013, the Consumer Price index was up 0.7 percent in April (+1.0 percent in March 2013). Month-on-month, it declined by 0.1 percent, after a rise by 0.8% in March. Seasonally adjusted, the decrease of the CPI is more pronounced (-0.3 percent in April; +0.7 percent year on year).
Friday May 24 2013
French Economy Deteriorates Further  
In Q1, France's GDP dropped by 0.2 percent for the second consecutive quarter, throwing the country back into recession. The economy continues to suffer from weakness in investment, mainly due to falling exports and decreasing domestic demand. Indeed, tight fiscal consolidation policy in connection with rising unemployment, continue to take its on toll on both consumer and business confidence.
Wednesday May 15 2013
France Slips Into Shallow Recession in Q1  
In Q1 2013, French growth domestic product in volume decreased again: –0.2% after –0.2% in Q4 2012. It is the third decrease in the last four quarters.
Tuesday May 07 2013
France Trade Deficit Narrows in March  
Customs office data shows French trade deficit narrowed to €4.69 billion in March of 2013 from a revised € 5.64 billion deficit in February, mainly boosted by rising exports.
Tuesday May 07 2013
France Economy Probably Stalled in Q1 of 2013  
The French economy has been barely growing since early 2011 and contracted 0.3 percent in Q4 of 2012. Indeed, tight fiscal consolidation policy in connection with rising unemployment are taking an heavy toll on domestic demand, one of the traditional motors of the French economy.
Tuesday April 23 2013
France | Economic Overview | 2013 Q1  
Recent updates for the French economy indicate that stagnation is the most likely scenario ahead. The economy shrank 0.3 percent in the last three months of 2012, after 0.2 percent growth in the previous quarter. Unemployment rate at 10.6 percent has been the highest in 12 years and jobless claims have increased for 21 straight months, leaving the most people since 1998 out of work. Moreover, the high-taxes policy in connection with rising unemployment is undermining consumer confidence, which has been very low since August of 2012. More importantly, deteriorating household consumption and weak exports have been a drag on business confidence and investments. As a result, the industrial production has been declining since December of 2011. On the positive side, the French President has pledged to shrink government spending by 60 billion euros over five years, cut in payroll taxes and is ease labor regulation in a bid to improve competitiveness.
Thursday April 11 2013
France Inflation Rate Unchanged at 1.0% in March  
In March 2013, the Consumer Price index increased 1.0 percent in March like in February. Excluding tobacco, the CPI went up also by 1.0 percent year on year (after +1.1 percent in February 2013). Core inflation indicator increased by 0.7 percent, after +0.6 percent in February). The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices rose by 1.1 percent after 1.2 percent in February and +1.4 percent in January.
Tuesday April 09 2013
France Trade Deficit Widens in February  
Customs office data shows French trade deficit rose to €6.01 billion in February of 2013 from a revised € 5.65 billion deficit in January. The deficit for the year 2012 amounted to € 67,457 billion (revised), while that of the year 2011 reached € 73,913 billion.
Wednesday March 27 2013
France Economy Contracts 0.3% in Q4  
In 2012 Q4, French gross domestic product in volume stepped back 0.3 percent, after +0.2 percent the previous quarter. Over the year, GDP growth was null in 2012, after +1.7 percent in 2011.
Wednesday March 13 2013
France Inflation Rate Down to 1.0 Percent in February  
In February 2013, the Consumer Price index slowed down, increasing by 1.0 percent in February after +1.2 percent in January and +1.3 percent in December 2012. The largest upward pressures on the change in the CPI of February came from seasonally upturns in service prices and, in addition, from new increases in petroleum product prices. The manufactured product prices and those of food slowed down in February 2013.
Thursday March 07 2013
France Trade Deficit Widens in January  
Customs office data shows French trade deficit rose to €5.9 billion in the month of January from a revised €5.4 billion in December. The deficit for the year 2012 was €67.1 billion (revised figure), while that of the year 2011 reached €73.4 billion.
Thursday March 07 2013
France Unemployment Rate Rises to 10.6 Percent in Q4  
In the last quarter of 2012, the average unemployment rate in metropolitan France and overseas departments stood at 10.6 percent of the active population, according to a release from the French National Statistics Office.
Wednesday February 20 2013
France Inflation Rate Down to 1.2 Percent in January  
In January 2013, the Consumer Price index decreased by 0.5 percent month-on-month, after a rise by 0.3 percent in December. Year-on-year, it rose by 1.2 percent (+1.3 percent in December). Excluding tobacco, the CPI went down also by 0.5 percent in January (+1.1 percent compared to January 2012).
Thursday February 14 2013
France GDP Contracts 0.3 Percent in Q4  
In the last quarter of 2012, French gross domestic product in volume stepped back (–0.3 percent), after +0.1 percent the previous quarter. Over the year, GDP growth was null in 2012, after +1.7 percent in 2011.
Thursday February 07 2013
France Trade Deficit Widens in December  
Customs office data shows French trade deficit rose to 5.3 billion euros in the month of December from an unrevised 4.3 billion euros in November, as rising imports outpaced a modest recovery in industrial exports.
Thursday January 10 2013
France Trade Deficit Continues to Narrow in November  
In France the trade deficit amounted to €4.33 billion in November 2012. Exports decreased from €37.53 in October of 2012 to €36.49 in November, while imports decreased from €42.24 billion to €40.83 billion over the same period.
Friday December 28 2012
French Gross Domesic Product Revised Down to 0.1 Percent  
GDP growth estimation in Q3 is revised by 0.1 percentage point from a previously estimated growth of 0.2%. This is due to the integration of data released since then. In particular, transport production is now valued with the integration of the road freight transport indicator. Besides, gross fixed capital formation and consumption in services are overall a little less dynamic with the integration of the turnover indices for September.
Wednesday December 12 2012
France Trade Deficit Narrows in October  
The French balance of trade deficit narrowed in October of 2012 due to a sharper increase in exports according to a release by the Ministry of Finance.
Wednesday December 12 2012
Unemployment Rate in France Increases to 10.3% in Q3  
In Q3 of 2012, the average unemployment rate in metropolitan France and overseas departments stood at 10.3% of the active population according to a release by the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies.
Wednesday December 12 2012
Annual Inflation in France at 1.4%  
In November 2012, month-on-month, seasonally adjusted inflation was 0.1% and 1.4% compared to November 2011 according to a release by the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies.
Tuesday December 11 2012
French Gross Domestic Product Rises 0.2% in Q3  
In Q3 of 2012, French gross domestic product (GDP) in volume terms increased by 0.2% after a 0.1% decrease over the previous quarter.
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