France GDP Growth Rate  1949-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

French GDP advanced 0.5 percent on quarter in the three months to June 2017, in line with market expectations and the same pace as in the prior two periods, the preliminary estimate showed. It was the fourth straight quarter of expansion, mainly driven by household consumption, government spending and exports while fixed investment increased at a slower pace. Year-on-year, the economy advanced 1.8 percent, the strongest pace of expansion since the third quarter of 2011. GDP Growth Rate in France averaged 0.79 percent from 1949 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 7.70 percent in the third quarter of 1968 and a record low of -5 percent in the second quarter of 1968.

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French Economy Grows 0.5% in Q2


French GDP advanced 0.5 percent on quarter in the three months to June 2017, in line with market expectations and the same pace as in the prior two periods, the preliminary estimate showed. It was the fourth straight quarter of expansion, mainly driven by household consumption, government spending and exports while fixed investment increased at a slower pace.

Final domestic demand excluding inventory changes contributed 0.4 percentage points to GDP growth, the same as in the previous quarter, as household consumption grew 0.3 percent (0.1 percent in Q1 2017) and government expenditure went up 0.4 percent (0.3 percent in Q1). Gross fixed capital formation rose at a slower 0.5 percent after a 1.4 percent advance in Q1. Meanwhile, changes in inventories contributed negatively to growth (-0.6 percentage points after 0.7 percentage points in Q1).

Foreign trade balance contributed positively to GDP growth (0.8 percentage points after -0.6 percentage points in Q1), as exports bounced back (3.1 percent after -0.7 percent in Q1) while imports rose at a slower pace (0.2 percent after 1.2 percent).

Year-on-year, the economy advanced 1.8 percent, following a 1.1 percent growth in the previous period. It was the strongest pace of expansion since the third quarter of 2011.

Insee l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
7/28/2017 10:13:40 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-05-30 06:45 AM Q1 0.4% 0.5% 0.3% 0.3%
2017-06-23 06:45 AM Q1 0.5% 0.5% 0.4% 0.4%
2017-07-28 05:30 AM Q2 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5%
2017-08-29 06:45 AM Q2 0.5% 0.5% 0.5%
2017-09-22 06:45 AM Q2 0.5% 0.5%
2017-10-31 06:30 AM Q3 0.5%


France GDP Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
GDP Growth Rate 0.50 0.50 7.70 -5.00 percent [+]
GDP Annual Growth Rate 1.80 1.10 12.50 -3.80 percent [+]
GDP 2465.45 2433.56 2923.47 62.65 USD Billion [+]
GDP Constant Prices 538243.00 535321.00 538243.00 68907.00 EUR Million [+]
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 119056.00 118433.00 121168.00 11800.00 EUR Million [+]
GDP per capita 42013.29 41689.71 42013.29 12991.27 USD [+]
GDP per capita PPP 38058.87 37765.75 38058.87 29527.97 USD [+]
GDP From Agriculture 7887.00 7773.00 8837.00 2165.00 EUR Million [+]
GDP From Construction 24650.00 24513.00 30452.00 6440.00 EUR Million [+]
GDP From Manufacturing 55597.00 55254.00 55597.00 7291.00 EUR Million [+]
GDP From Services 278144.00 276391.00 278144.00 26222.00 EUR Million [+]
GDP From Transport 22768.00 22692.00 22768.00 1600.00 EUR Million [+]
GDP From Utilities 10860.00 10761.00 12746.00 535.00 EUR Million [+]


France GDP Growth Rate Notes

France is the seventh largest economy in the world and the second largest in the Euro Area. Composition of the GDP on the expenditure side: household consumption (55 percent); government expenditure (24 percent) and gross fixed capital formation (22 percent). Exports of goods and services account for 29 percent of GDP while imports account for 31 percent, subtracting 2 percent from total GDP. This page provides the latest reported value for - France GDP Growth Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. France GDP Growth Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.50 0.50 7.70 -5.00 1949 - 2017 percent Quarterly



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