France: Economy

Economic Trivia

With at least 79 million foreign tourists per year, France is the most visited country in the world and maintains the third largest income in the world from tourism.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners: Germany, Belgium, and Italy
Top 3 Exported Goods: Industrial Machinery, Aircraft, and Motor Vehicles & Parts

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Machinery; Chemicals; Automobiles; Metallurgy

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international $) $2,437 billion (2013)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 0.214% (2013)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international $) $36,907 (2013)
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GDP Country Rank 8/192 (2013)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 0.864% (2013)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 64.7% (2013)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 4.845% (2004)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 10.168% (2013)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $-57,246,314,237 (2012)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 30,117,166 (2012)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 2.9% (2012)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 21.7% (2012)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 74.9% (2012)
Unemployment Rate 9.9% (2012)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $797,549 million (2013)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $743,835 million (2013)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 47.594% (2012)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $3,352 million (2013)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $200,437,735,622 (2012)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, France’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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