France's government budget deficit fell slightly to EUR 91.37 billion in the first four months of 2021 from EUR 92.12 billion a year earlier. Government spending rose 9.2 percent to EUR 163.5 billion amid continued efforts to respond to the Covid-19 crisis and support the economy; while revenues advanced at a slower 7.7 percent to EUR 86.2 billion. Meantime, the Treasury special accounts, which track the balance of inflows and outflows for targeted revenues and outlays, for example receipts from local government posted a EUR 14.1 billion shortfall, lower than a EUR 22.5 billion gap in the same period the year before. source: Ministere de l'Économie, des Finances, de l'Action et des Comptes publics, France

Government Budget Value in France averaged -52.65 EUR Billion from 1994 until 2021, reaching an all time high of -4.21 EUR Billion in January of 2000 and a record low of -178.10 EUR Billion in December of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - France Government Budget Value - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. France Government Budget Value - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2021.

Government Budget Value in France is expected to be -40.00 EUR Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Government Budget Value in France to stand at -140.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Government Budget Value is projected to trend around -116.00 EUR Billion in 2022 and -110.00 EUR Billion in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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France Government Budget Value

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-91.37 -60.07 -4.21 -178.10 1994 - 2021 EUR Billion Monthly
Current Prices, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-03-03 07:45 AM Jan €-21.86B €-178.1B €-27B
2021-04-02 06:45 AM Feb €-47.47B €-21.86B €-38B
2021-05-04 06:45 AM Mar €-60.07B €-47.47B € -40B
2021-06-02 06:45 AM Apr €-91.37B €-60.07B €-98B
2021-07-02 06:45 AM May €-91.37B
2021-08-04 06:45 AM Jun € -100B
2021-09-03 06:45 AM Jul
2021-10-01 06:45 AM Aug


News Stream
French Budget Gap Narrows Marginally
France's government budget deficit fell slightly to EUR 91.37 billion in the first four months of 2021 from EUR 92.12 billion a year earlier. Government spending rose 9.2 percent to EUR 163.5 billion amid continued efforts to respond to the Covid-19 crisis and support the economy; while revenues advanced at a slower 7.7 percent to EUR 86.2 billion. Meantime, the Treasury special accounts, which track the balance of inflows and outflows for targeted revenues and outlays, for example receipts from local government posted a EUR 14.1 billion shortfall, lower than a EUR 22.5 billion gap in the same period the year before.
2021-06-02
French Government Budget Deficit Widens in Q1
The government budget deficit in France widened to EUR 60.1 billion in the first quarter of 2021 from EUR 52.5 billion in the corresponding period of the previous year. Spending increased 13.4 percent to EUR 112.2 billion mainly amid efforts to respond to the Covid-19 crisis and support the economy; while revenues advanced 2.5 percent to EUR 63.4 billion. Meantime, the Treasury special accounts, which track the balance of inflows and outflows for targeted revenues and outlays, for example receipts from local government posted a EUR 11.2 billion shortfall, compared with a EUR 15.4 billion gap in the same period the year before.
2021-05-04
French Government Budget Gap Widens in Jan-Feb
The government budget deficit in France rose slightly to EUR 47.5 billion in January-February of 2021 from EUR 35.2 billion in the corresponding period of the previous year. Spending increased 16.3 percent to EUR 75.4 billion mainly due to expenses incurred by the government to respond to the Covid-19 crisis and support the economy; while revenues went down 0.2 percent to EUR 39.9 billion. Meantime, the Treasury special accounts, which track the balance of inflows and outflows for targeted revenues and outlays, for example receipts from local government posted a EUR 12 billion shortfall, higher than a EUR 10.4 billion gap in the same period the year before.
2021-04-02
French Government Budget Gap Widens
The government budget deficit in France rose slightly to EUR 21.9 billion in January of 2021 from EUR 20 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year due to efforts to support the economy hit by the coronavirus crisis. Spending increased 7.7 percent to EUR 37.9 billion while revenues went up at a slower 6.6 percent to EUR 22.5 billion. Meantime, the Treasury special accounts, which track the balance of inflows and outflows for targeted revenues and outlays, for example receipts from local government, posted a EUR 6.4 billion deficit, higher than a EUR 5.8 billion gap a year earlier.
2021-03-03

France Government Budget Value
The government budget balance is the difference between government revenues and expenses, including the treasure special component. The budget is balanced when outlays equal to receipts, the country reports budget surplus when revenues are higher than expenses and deficit when expenses exceed the revenues.