Retail Sales in France
France - Retail SalesAlthough economic growth notched higher in the third quarter, matching analysts’ expectations, a late-year economic jolt now appears increasingly unrealistic. A weaker-than expected recovery in domestic demand saw household spending rebound on higher expenditures for energy and transport amid the return to normal temperatures and an end to public-transit strikes. Moreover, corporate investment supported upbeat fixed-capital spending and offset a slump in residential investment. On the external front, exports accelerated. Available fourth-quarter data points to similar year-end dynamics: Private-sector gains appeared to stabilize in October, although economic sentiment trended lower. On the political front, Emmanuel Macron’s approval ratings sank lower in November amid cross-country fuel-tax protests and his faltering popularity has increasingly called into question his ability to push through long-overdue economic reforms.
France - Retail Sales Data
|Retail Sales (annual variation in %)||1.8||1.7||3.6||2.9||3.7|
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France Retail Sales Chart
Source: National Institute of Statistics and Met the why particular calculations.
|Bond Yield||0.69||0.46 %||Nov 29|
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November 14, 2018
On 14 November, the Statistical Institute (INSEE) reported that consumer prices rose 0.1% from a month earlier in October, contrasting a 0.2% month-on-month decrease in September.
November 14, 2018
France’s economy picked up steam in the third quarter, according to a first estimate released by the Statistical Institute (INSEE).
November 9, 2018
In seasonally-adjusted terms, industrial output contracted 1.8% month-on-month in September, following a modest 0.2% uptick in August (previously reported: +0.3% month-on-month s.a.).
November 6, 2018
In October, the seasonally-adjusted IHS Markit Composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) edged up to 54.1 from 54.0 a month earlier, pointing to a roughly stable pace of growth in services- and manufacturing-sector activity.
October 26, 2018
In October, the consumer-confidence indicator published by the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) edged up to 95 points from 94 points a month earlier.