France recorded a current account surplus of EUR 0.17 billion in July 2019 compared to an upwardly revised EUR 1.14 billion gap in June. This is the first current account surplus since January, as the goods deficit shrank considerably to EUR 2.40 billion from EUR 4.23 billion a month earlier. Meanwhile, the services surplus decreased to EUR 2.27 billion from EUR 2.75 billion and the primary income surplus also narrowed to EUR 4.26 billion from EUR 4.29 billion. At the same time, the secondary income deficit was unchanged at EUR 3.96 billion. Current Account in France averaged 188.12 EUR Million from 1993 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 4784 EUR Million in August of 1998 and a record low of -6602 EUR Million in June of 2014.

Current Account in France is expected to be -1720.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Current Account in France to stand at -2400.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Current Account is projected to trend around -780.00 EUR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-07 06:45 AM Current Account Apr €-0.8B €-2.3B €-1.6B
2019-07-05 06:45 AM Current Account May €0.3B €-1.2B €-0.531B €-3.6B
2019-08-07 06:45 AM Current Account Jun €-0.8B €0B €-0.56B €-2.1B
2019-09-06 06:45 AM Current Account Jul €0.2B €-1.1B €-0.7B
2019-10-08 06:45 AM Current Account Aug €0.2B €-2.4B
2019-11-08 07:45 AM Current Account Sep €-1.7B
2019-12-06 07:45 AM Current Account Oct €-0.4B


France Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -4607.00 -5254.00 2674.00 -7476.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 173.00 -1141.00 4784.00 -6602.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -0.30 -0.60 3.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Imports 46849.00 47029.00 48343.00 1151.90 EUR Million [+]
Exports 42243.00 41775.00 43965.00 1165.60 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 5484334.00 5090901.00 5484334.00 3536444.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 115.15 114.77 115.87 89.48 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1487.00 2348.00 21742.00 -7723.00 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows -13343.00 14376.00 36458.00 -31626.00 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 72.00 72.00 87.00 22.00 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 2436.07 2436.00 3024.70 2435.38 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 5.48 5.96 5.96 3.38 [+]
Tourism Revenues 7841.00 6134.00 7841.00 1426.00 EUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 86900.00 82600.00 86900.00 75000.00 Thousand [+]
Weapons Sales 1768.00 2302.00 4021.00 8.00 USD Million [+]

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France Current Account

Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid). This page provides - France Current Account - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. France Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
173.00 -1141.00 4784.00 -6602.00 1993 - 2019 EUR Million Monthly
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Argentina -3849.43 Mar/19
Australia 5853.00 Jun/19
Brazil -9034.90 Jul/19
Canada -6380.00 Jun/19
China 570.00 Jun/19
Euro Area 29.84 Jul/19
France 173.00 Jul/19
Germany 22100.00 Jul/19
India -4600.00 Mar/19
Indonesia -8442.80 Jun/19
Italy 8420.80 Jul/19
Japan 1999.92 Jul/19
Mexico 5142.70 Jun/19
Netherlands 18079.00 Mar/19
Russia 12100.00 Jun/19
Saudi Arabia 11518.00 Mar/19
Singapore 21497.50 Jun/19
South Africa -204100.00 Jun/19
South Korea 6949.40 Jul/19
Spain 2050.00 Jun/19
Switzerland 21272.85 Jun/19
Turkey 1158.00 Jul/19
United Kingdom -30045.00 Mar/19
United States -128188.00 Jun/19


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