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Fourth-quarter growth was modest but stable from a quarter earlier, landing roughly in line with analysts’ expectations. Domestic demand was rocked by last year’s ‘gilets jaunes’ protests; household spending stalled amid the demonstrations, while fixed-capital spending was hit by a drop-off in household investment. Notably, corporate investment was up despite growing uncertainty. External demand, on the other hand, was upbeat and helped offset the squabbles at home. Particularly, export growth jumped on the euro’s weakness against the dollar. Looking ahead, consumer confidence recovered somewhat at the outset of the current quarter. Business confidence, however, has been more downbeat on the industrial sector’s pullback. In politics, President Emmanuel Macron’s ‘grand debate’ put him back on the front foot in recent weeks and appears to have salvaged, for now, his sorely-needed economic reforms.

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Economic News

  • France: Industrial output recovers in January

    March 22, 2019

    Industrial output expanded 1.3% from a month earlier and in seasonally-adjusted terms in January, on the heels of a revised flat month-on-month reading in December (previously reported: +0.8% month-on-month s.a.).

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  • France: Private-sector activity contracts in March

    March 22, 2019

    In March, the seasonally-adjusted IHS Markit Flash Composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dipped back below the 50.0-point threshold, landing at 48.7 points from 50.4 points a month earlier and signaling a contraction in private-sector activity. March’s reading reflected falling output across both the manufacturing and services sectors.

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  • France: Inflation edges higher in February

    March 21, 2019

    On 14 March, the Statistical Institute (INSEE) reported that consumer prices were stable from a month earlier in February (January: -0.4% month-on-month).

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  • France: Growth steady in Q4 2018 despite ‘gilets jaunes’ protests

    February 28, 2019

    France’s economy grew 0.3% quarter-on-quarter and on a seasonally-adjusted basis in the fourth quarter of last year, according to a comprehensive estimate released by the Statistical Institute (INSEE).

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  • France: Consumer confidence recovers in February

    February 26, 2019

    Consumer confidence continued its recovery in February, according to the consumer confidence survey published by the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE), which climbed 3 points from January to land at 95 points.

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