The French economy advanced 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, the same pace as in the previous period, final estimate showed. Exports helped offset a weak household consumption. Considering full 2018, the economy grew 1.6 percent, revised from a preliminary 1.5 percent and compared to a 2.3 percent expansion in 2017. 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 0.30 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 0.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.