France’s GDP up 1.1% over 2015

French statistic institute Insee has reported France’s GDP has increased by 0.2% in Q4 2015 and has risen by 1.1% over the year.

In 2014, France had registered a 0.2% GDP growth only.

The total gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) has sped up in Q4 (+0.8% after +0.1%).

Insee pointed out household consumption expenditure slipped back (-0.4% after +0.4% in Q3 2015).

The domestic demand excluding inventory changes has increased very slightly (+0.1% after +0.3% in Q3).

Also exports bounced back (+0.6% after -0.6%), whereas imports pursued their rise (+1.6% after +1.5%).

The foreign trade balance was still declining in Q4 (-0.3%) but the drop has slowed down compared to Q3 (-0.7%).

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Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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