Trade Balance in France

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France - Trade Balance (Euros)

A preliminary estimate revealed that economic activity slowed more than expected in the second quarter on weaker household spending. Notably, although the fiscal stimulus conceded by the government in late 2018 and propelled disposable income in Q1 to grow at the fastest pace since 2007, household spending lost stride in Q2 as consumers favored saving. On the other hand, fixed investment accelerated, despite milder business sentiment, while government spending also gathered momentum. The external sector, meanwhile, made a neutral contribution to growth in Q2, as imports fell amid the Eurozone’s industrial pullback. Looking at the third quarter, sequential data presents a mixed bag. Consumer sentiment continued to recover from the ‘gilet jaunes’ crisis and reached an 18-month high in July, boding well for spending; however, business sentiment weakened, especially in the manufacturing sector, amid persistent trade tensions and a gloomier regional backdrop.

France - Trade Balance (EUR) Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Trade Balance (EUR billion)-43.0  -42.7  -28.9  -32.3  -45.2  

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France Trade
Note: Trade balance (in EUR bn).
Source: Bank of France.

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