General profile: France

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2016
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
66.986 Millions
0.904 EUR/US$
2 471 922 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
..
0.31 %
1.19 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-0.9 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2016
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchandise exports
463 428
523 767
506 342
501 765
Merchandise imports
504 124
611 070
573 353
572 233
Merchandise trade balance
-40 696
-87 303
-67 012
-70 468
Export structure by product group in 2016
(as % of total exports)
6 %6 %82 %82 %13 %13 %
Top 5 partners in 2016
(exports, millions of US$)
78 85136 64536 12735 71834 44678 85136 64536 12735 71834 446
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Services exports
153 264
202 108
241 526
(e) 236 760
Services imports
134 351
181 659
231 764
(e) 235 679
Services trade balance
18 913
20 449
9 762
(e) 1 081
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport
-
21.3
17.6
(e) 17.2
Travel
-
23.2
19.0
(e) 18.0
Other services
-
51.1
57.1
(e) 58.5
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+1.2 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2016
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
GDP, current
2 207 827
2 652 199
2 439 821
2 471 922
GDP per capita, current US$
34 891
40 689
36 577
36 902
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
1.61
1.97
1.08
1.19
Current account balance, % of GDP
-0.02
-0.83
-0.20
-0.92
Exchange rate (/US$)
0.804
0.755
0.902
0.904
GDP by expenditure in 2015
(as % of total GDP)
55.023.722.829.731.255.023.722.829.731.2
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+2.3 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2016
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
FDI inflows
33 233.73
13 890.09
46 991.49
28 351.62
FDI outflows
68 057.01
48 154.81
44 373.48
57 327.53
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.64
0.75
0.96
0.99
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
24 332.324 332.323 351.523 351.525 194.825 194.824 406.324 406.322 674.422 674.422 927.322 927.319 903.219 903.219 649.119 649.120 085.320 085.317 589.417 589.415 528.915 528.914 212.214 212.212 260.012 260.011 351.011 351.010 368.010 368.09 191.09 191.08 610.08 610.028 35228 35246 99146 9912 6692 66934 27034 27016 06216 06231 64231 64213 89013 89030 73330 73337 59337 59363 50063 50025 32625 32633 23433 234-2 574-2 5747 8557 85521 51521 51515 94815 94827 49727 49724 332.323 351.525 194.824 406.322 674.422 927.319 903.219 649.120 085.317 589.415 528.914 212.212 260.011 351.010 368.09 191.08 610.028 35246 9912 66934 27016 06231 64213 89030 73337 59363 50025 32633 234-2 5747 85521 51515 94827 497FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Balance, % of GDP
-0.02
-1.62
-0.69
(e) -1.18
Balance, % of imports
-0.06
-5.71
-2.19
(e) -3.77
Normalized balance
0.000
-0.029
-0.011
(e) -0.019
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
616261616159555058565654
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2016
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
53%Male 53%Female
47%Female 47%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.383 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2016
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
6 311
8 822
6 467
6 905
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
70.00
74.94
77.06
67.00
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
4 580 142
5 627 630
5 768 351
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
6.29
4.41
4.02
3.98
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
8.54
7.33
6.67
6.67
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
6.54
(l) 5.70
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
l
Number of persons employed in full time equivalent units.Total business economy includes repair of computers, personal and household goods; except financial and insurance activities.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 18 April 2018