PESTLE Insights: Macroeconomic Outlook Report – France

Financial intermediation, real estate and business activities contributed 30.3% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2017, followed by mining, manufacturing and utilities (14.2%), and wholesale, retail and hotels (12.8%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to grow by 3.5%, 1% and 3.1%, respectively, in 2018.

Four major regions of France generate around 56% of the country’s GDP (2016) and comprise 47.8% of the country’s population (2017).

Scope

– As per World Bank's logistics performance index (LPI), transport and logistic infrastructure in France worsened over the last two years with a decrease in rank from 13th in 2014 to 16th out of 160 countries in 2016.

– France has initiated a Big Investment Plan for 2018-2022 worth EUR57 bn (US$64.3 bn)

– The EU 28 countries were the largest source of FDI inflows into France in 2017.

Reasons to buy

– Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.

– PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations

– Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.

– This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents 02

List of Exhibits 03

Did you Know? 04

Country Highlights 05

Country Snapshot 07

PESTLE Insights 21

Political Landscape 22

Economic Landscape 23

Social Landscape 30

Technological Landscape 33

Legal Landscape 36

Environmental Landscape 37

Outlook 38

List of Figures

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: France’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Western Europe and the World Average 11

Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100) 11

Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index 12

Exhibit 4: France CAC 40 Stock Market Index 14

Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy 15

Exhibit 6: FDI inflow and outflow (2014-2017) share of FDI inflow by sectors (2017) 16

Exhibit 7: FDI inflow by region (2014-2017) share of FDI inflow by region (2017) 18

Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators 20

Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate 24

Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2017) 24

Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance 25

Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance 25

Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2013-2016 26

Exhibit 14: Nuclear reactors, boilers, and machinery % of World Total, 2016 26

Exhibit 15: Interest Rates 28

Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate 28

Exhibit 17: Public Finance 29

Exhibit 18: General Government Debt 29

Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment 31

Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages 31

Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index 31

Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population 32

Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population 32

Exhibit 24: Gender Split 32

Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2016 34

Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per M Inhabitants, 2015 35

Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of manufactured exports) 35

Exhibit 28: Doing Business in France 2018 36

Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2017 36

Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions 37

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