General profile: France

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
67.265 Millions
0.887 EUR/US$
2 594 075 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 635 393 km²
1.16 %
2.20 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+6.7 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
463 428
523 767
506 102
535 049
Merchandise imports
504 124
611 070
573 132
624 016
Merchandise trade balance
-40 696
-87 303
-67 030
-88 967
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
6 %6 %81 %81 %13 %13 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
77 61040 19139 73838 41436 48877 61040 19139 73838 41436 488
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
153 264
202 108
240 051
(e) 249 474
Services imports
134 351
181 659
230 172
(e) 240 472
Services trade balance
18 913
20 449
9 878
(e) 9 001
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
-
21.3
17.5
(e) 18.4
Travel
-
23.2
18.7
(e) 19.0
Other services
-
51.1
57.7
(e) 56.4
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+2.2 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
2 207 827
2 652 199
2 439 821
2 594 075
GDP per capita, current US$
34 891
40 689
36 577
38 565
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
1.61
1.97
1.08
2.20
Current account balance, % of GDP
-0.02
-0.83
-0.37
-0.57
Exchange rate (/US$)
0.804
0.755
0.902
0.887
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
55.323.623.029.331.255.323.623.029.331.2
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+2.2 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
33 233.73
13 890.09
45 346.63
49 794.91
FDI outflows
68 057.01
48 154.81
53 196.73
58 115.95
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.64
0.75
0.97
0.98
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
25 372.425 372.424 373.124 373.123 765.723 765.725 351.225 351.224 413.024 413.022 674.422 674.422 927.322 927.319 903.219 903.219 649.119 649.120 085.320 085.317 589.417 589.415 528.915 528.914 212.214 212.213 332.913 332.912 221.912 221.910 588.810 588.89 191.59 191.58 869.78 869.749 79549 79535 16535 16545 34745 3472 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 49725 372.424 373.123 765.725 351.224 413.022 674.422 927.319 903.219 649.120 085.317 589.415 528.914 212.213 332.912 221.910 588.89 191.58 869.749 79535 16545 3472 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
2017
Balance, % of GDP
-0.02
-1.62
-0.73
(e) -1.66
Balance, % of imports
-0.06
-5.71
-2.32
(e) -5.11
Normalized balance
0.000
-0.029
-0.012
(e) -0.026
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
63616261616159555058565654
LABOUR FORCE
Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
53%Male 53%Female
47%Female 47%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.395 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
6 311
8 822
6 468
7 352
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
70.00
74.94
77.06
75.69
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
5 215 039
5 912 300
6 714 551
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
6.29
4.41
4.02
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
8.54
7.33
6.67
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
6.54
(o) 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.
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
o
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
***
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: 19 November 2018