Current Account in France

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France - Current Account (billions of Euros)

First-quarter growth is expected to have been spared a shellacking; although economic sentiment has failed to meaningfully recover since the eruption of the ‘gilet jaunes’ protests late last year, recent fiscal measures appear to have largely contained the economic fallout. Moreover, consumption and investment proxies hint that a nascent turnaround is afoot domestically. Survey-based readings, however, suggest that sluggishness throughout the Eurozone is set to continue buffeting exports. Hoping to move his political agenda beyond the waning demonstrations, Emmanuel Macron unveiled a second round of concessions to protestors in late April. New tax cuts worth close to EUR 5 billion and to be financed by spending cuts are expected to cushion household spending over the short-term. Analysts, however, are skeptical of the president’s ability to fully pay for them and now see this year’s fiscal deficit at 3.2% of output.

France - Current Account (EUR bn) Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Current Account Balance (EUR bn)-11.8  -20.6  -8.1  -16.9  -13.1  

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France Current Account (EUR bn) Chart


France Current Account
Note: Current account balance as % of GDP.
Source: Bank of France and Met the why particular calculations.

France Facts

ValueChangeDate
Bond Yield0.330.46 %May 13
Exchange Rate1.120.65 %May 13
Stock Market5,263-0.29 %May 13

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    May 15, 2019

    On 15 May, the Statistical Institute (INSEE) reported that consumer prices rose 0.3% from a month earlier in April (March: +0.8% month-on-month).

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  • France: Consumer confidence stabilizes in April

    April 28, 2019

    Consumer confidence stabilized in April, according to the consumer confidence survey published by the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE), which held steady from March at 96 points.

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  • France: Industrial output stalls in February

    April 24, 2019

    Industrial output expanded 0.4% from a month earlier and in seasonally-adjusted terms in February, on the heels of a revised 1.2% month-on-month expansion in January (previously reported: +1.3% month-on-month s.a.).

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  • France: Business confidence edges lower in April

    April 24, 2019

    In April, the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies’ (INSEE) business-climate indicator for the manufacturing sector dipped 2 points from a month earlier to land at 111 points (March: 113 points).

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  • France: Private-sector activity stabilizes in April

    April 23, 2019

    The seasonally-adjusted IHS Markit Flash Composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) landed at the 50.0-point threshold in April, ticking up from 48.9 points in March and signaling a stabilization of private-sector activity. April’s steadying saw services-sector activity offset a fall in manufacturing output.

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