The French economy advanced 0.4 percent on quarter in the three months to September 2018, following a 0.2 percent growth in the previous period and missing market expectations of a 0.5 percent expansion, the first estimate showed. Still, it was the strongest growth rate since the last quarter of 2017, due to a rebound in household spending and increases in both fixed investment and exports. GDP Growth Rate in France averaged 0.78 percent from 1949 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 8 percent in the third quarter of 1968 and a record low of -5.30 percent in the second quarter of 1968.
GDP Growth Rate in France is expected to be 0.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Growth Rate in France to stand at 0.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France GDP Growth Rate is projected to trend around 0.60 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.