The French economy

GDP (purchasing power parity)
$2.253 trillion (2012 est.)
Country comparison to the world: 10

GDP (official exchange rate)
$2.58 trillion (2012 est.)

GDP (real growth rate)
0.1% (2012 est.)
Country comparison to the world:  183

GDP per capita (PPP)
$35,500 (2012 est.)
Country comparison to the world:  40

GDP (comparison by sector)


Labor Force
29.62 million


Labor Force (by occupation)

Investment (gross fixed)
19.9% of GDP (2012 est.)
Country comparison to world:  99

Market Value of Publicly Traded Shares
$1.569 trillion (31 December 2011)

French Economic Trends
Currently, the French Stock Market is at its highest since September/October of 2008.
There has also been an increase in the earning of the French auto-maker, Citroën/Peugeot.
Global car sales were up 28% in January.  The French government believes the Euro to be overvalued.  This is primarily due to the fact that the dollar and the Chinese Yuan are artificially low.  
The Economic downturn in France was relatively short lived, there were only 4 quarters of contraction.  The French economy has been expanding since mid-2009, although the unemployment rate still hovers around 10%. 

France is the 2nd largest recipient of FDE and also the 2nd largest outward investor in the world.  The economy is predicted to grow by approximately 2.8% this year with more growth occurring in the service sector.  At the moment, however, the manufacturing sector is in decline. 
French business confidence is at a 3 year high. 

Links to Useful Sites

  • For more economic and overall information about France, please visit the World Fact Book on: www.cia.gov

Partners in Growth

    • 2B Whole Bakery
    • A Cacao Affair
    • ABL - Technic North America Corp.
    • ALBAform
    • Actemium
    • Air France
    • Anis Café & Bistro
    • Aprio
    • Arkadin
    • Arnall Golden Gregory
    • Asselin Inc.
    • Atlanta International School
    • BNP
    • BOLD
    • Barton & Guestier
    • Bollore Logistics
    • COGNEGY
    • Charleston Regional Development Alliance
    • Chattanooga Language School
    • Chemica US Corp.
    • Christian Dior Parfums
    • Conversation artistry
    • Dassault Systèmes
    • Delevan Automotive
    • Delta Air Lines
    • Egg Events
    • Empowering Technologies
    • Enomatic USA
    • Epi Breads
    • Epic Brokers
    • F&B Atlanta
    • FPL Food, LLC
    • Fermob
    • Fidelity Banl
    • Georgia Economic Development
    • Georgia Power
    • Georgia Tech-Lorraine
    • Global Atlanta
    • Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce
    • GreenbergTraurig
    • HLB Gross Collins
    • HelmBriscoe
    • IMERYS
    • Insperity
    • Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta
    • Jade Associates
    • Lahcen Boufedji
    • Lectra USA Inc
    • Lemoine & Lefebvre, LLP
    • Little Gourmand
    • MVG, Inc
    • Macopharma USA
    • Mandarin Oriental
    • Merial, Ltd.
    • Metro Atlanta Chamber
    • Michelin
    • Mirror Image Translations, LLC
    • Morgan Stanley
    • N3
    • National Cement Company of Alabama
    • Net Dr
    • OEMServices
    • Oblander Group
    • Owen, Gleaton, Egan, Jones & Sweeney LLP
    • Pack'R North America LLC
    • Page & Jones, Inc.
    • Porsche Consulting
    • Premier Packaging Products, Inc.
    • Prudential
    • Quipment Inc
    • Reel Corp
    • Revol USA
    • Roche Bobois
    • Rushing & Guice, PLLC
    • SISE Plastic Control Systems Inc
    • Sage
    • Sidel Inc.
    • Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
    • Socaps
    • Speed Pro Imaging
    • Stratacore
    • Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP
    • TV5 Monde
    • Travelbootik
    • Treetop Quest
    • Tula Executive Search
    • UPS
    • USA France Financials
    • Verescence
    • Westrock
    • Win MS
    • YER
    • Zodiac Services Americas LLC

CONTACT US

The French American Chamber of Commerce - Atlanta Southeast serving the Southeast US

The Buckhead Tower at Lenox Square

3399 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA, 30326

Phone: 404.997.6800

Email: services@facc-atlanta.com

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