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Indicators of economy in France

The essential economic performance of a country is reflected by the gross domestic product. So the total of all goods and services sold. Worldwide gross domestic product in 2020 was at about 10.922 US Dollar per capita. In contrast, the GDP in France reached 38.625 US dollars per inhabitant, or 2,603.00 bn US Dollar in the whole country. France is one of the world's largest economies and is currently at rank 7. If this is calculated per inhabitant taking into account the purchasing power parity, then France is in the list of the world's richest countries in place 21.

Inflation in France was in 2020 at around 0.48%. For the the EU, the average of the same was year at 0.51%.

Compared to Germany, the prices of daily necessities are approximately 5.41% higher.
The Corruption Perceptions Index for the public sector counts 69 and is compared to other countries moderate.


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Unemployment rates in percent 1991 - 2020

Economic performance 2020

 France
Total
France
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
GDP2,603.00 bn USD38,625.07 USD15,192.65 tn USD29,499.72 USD
Gross national product2,846.91 bn USD42,244.30 USD16,042.23 tn USD31,149.36 USD


France ranked 13th in the Bloomberg Innovation Index in 2021. The index is calculated annually and most recently included 60 countries. The front-runner was South Korea. 57 of the 2000 largest listed companies in the world originate from France. This is determined annually in the "Forbes Global 2000" list. The 10 largest companies in the country were in 2020:

Rank 29: Total (Courbevoie)
Rank 42: BNP Paribas (Paris)
Rank 64: AXA Group (Paris)
Rank 73: LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (Paris)
Rank 112: EDF (Paris)
Rank 117: Sanofi (Paris)
Rank 118: Credit Agricole (Montrouge)
Rank 137: VINCI (Rueil-Malmaison)
Rank 156: Orange (Paris)
Rank 176: L'Oréal (Clichy)

Development of the Gross domestic product in billion US Dollar 1979 - 2020


Household debt and deficits 2019


 France
Total
France
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
Gross debt2,664.46 bn USD39,536.92 USD14,618.72 tn USD28,385.31 USD
Budget deficit81.73 bn USD1,212.75 USD148.52 bn USD288.39 USD


Im- and Exports 2020

 France
Total
France
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
Imports919.63 bn USD13,646.09 USD8,073.39 bn USD15,676.19 USD
Exports891.18 bn USD13,223.93 USD8,622.21 bn USD16,741.84 USD


Development of imports and exports in billion US dollars 1979 - 2020

Exports
Imports



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