France's current account deficit narrowed to EUR 2.6 billion in October of 2021 from EUR 2.8 billion in the previous month. The services surplus widened to EUR 4.2 billion from EUR 3.7 billion in September, driven by travel services (+0.3 billion euros) and consulting (+0.3 billion euros). On the other hand, the goods deficit went up to EUR 6.9 billion from EUR 6.8 billion, due to energy goods (-0.5 billion euros) and the primary and secondary income surplus decreased to EUR 0.1 billion from EUR 0.3 billion. source: Banque de France

Current Account in France averaged -108.54 EUR Million from 1993 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 4784 EUR Million in August of 1998 and a record low of -7786 EUR Million in June of 2020. This page provides - France Current Account - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. France Current Account - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2021.

Current Account in France is expected to be -780.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the France Current Account is projected to trend around -640.00 EUR Million in 2022 and -680.00 EUR Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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France Current Account


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-11-09 07:45 AM Sep €-2.7B €-1.4B €-2.2B
2021-12-07 07:45 AM Oct €-2.6B €-2.8B
2022-01-07 07:45 AM Nov €-2.6B


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade -7510.00 -6940.00 EUR Million Oct/21
Current Account -2600.00 -2800.00 EUR Million Oct/21
External Debt 6320729.00 6293036.00 EUR Million Jun/21
Foreign Direct Investment 4000.00 1900.00 EUR Million Oct/21
Capital Flows -15232.00 -13227.00 EUR Million Sep/21
Tourism Revenues 4403.00 5558.00 EUR Million Sep/21

News Stream
French Current Account Gap Shrinks in October
France's current account deficit narrowed to EUR 2.6 billion in October of 2021 from EUR 2.8 billion in the previous month. The services surplus widened to EUR 4.2 billion from EUR 3.7 billion in September, driven by travel services (+0.3 billion euros) and consulting (+0.3 billion euros). On the other hand, the goods deficit went up to EUR 6.9 billion from EUR 6.8 billion, due to energy goods (-0.5 billion euros) and the primary and secondary income surplus decreased to EUR 0.1 billion from EUR 0.3 billion.
2021-12-07
French Current Account Gap Widens in September
France's current account deficit widened to EUR 2.7 billion in September of 2021, from EUR 1.4 billion in the previous month, as the goods shortfall increased to EUR 6.6 billion from EUR 5.4 billion in August, while the services surplus remained broadly unchanged at EUR 3.7 billion. Meanwhile, the primary income surplus decreased slightly to EUR 3.9 billion from EUR 4 billion; and the secondary income gap stood at EUR 3.7 billion. In the third quarter of 2021, the current account deficit was at EUR 7.6 billion, compared to EUR 4.1 billion in the preceding quarter.
2021-11-09
French Current Account Gap Shrinks Markedly in August
France's current account deficit narrowed notably to EUR 1.3 billion in August of 2021, from a downwardly revised EUR 3.4 billion in the previous month. The goods deficit shrank to EUR 5.4 billion from an upwardly revised EUR 6.5 billion in July, while the services surplus widened to EUR 3.7 billion from EUR 2.8 billion. Meanwhile, the primary income surplus slightly expanded to EUR 4.2 billion from EUR 4.0 billion and the secondary income gap was unchanged at EUR 3.7 billion.
2021-10-07

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).