PESTLE Insights: France – Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Four major regions of France generated around 57.2% of the country’s GDP and comprised 47.8% of the country’s population in 2017

European countries were the largest source of FDI inflows into France in 2018

Financial intermediation, real estate and business activities contributed 30.6% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2018, followed by mining, manufacturing and utilities (13.7%), and wholesale, retail and hotels (13.2%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to grow by 3.1%, 2.6% and 2.9%, respectively, in 2019


– As per the World Bank's logistics performance index (LPI), transport and logistic infrastructure in France was unchanged over the last two years with a rank of 16th out of 160 countries in 2016 and 2018

– The overall CAC 40 index exhibited a downward trend last year. As of August 23 2019, CAC 40 index stood at 5,326.9, compared to 5,419.3 on August 23 2018

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.

Companies mentioned




BNP Paribas

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits

Did you Know?

Country Highlights

Country Snapshot

PESTLE Insights

Political Landscape

Economic Landscape

Social Landscape

Technological Landscape

Legal Landscape

Environmental Landscape


List of Figures

List of Figures

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

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

Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index

Exhibit 4: France CAC 40 Stock Market Index

Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 6: Net FDI inflow (2010-2018) and Net FDI inflow by sectors (2017-2018)

Exhibit 7: Net FDI inflow by country (2017-2018) and Net FDI inflow by region (2018)

Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators

Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2018)

Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2015-2018

Exhibit 14: Aircraft, Spacecraft, and Parts Thereof, % Of World Total, 2018

Exhibit 15: Interest Rates (August 2012-August 2019)

Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 17: Public Finance (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 18: General Government Debt (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population (1990,2000,2010.2020f)

Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population (1990,2000,2010.2020f)

Exhibit 24: Gender Split (1990,2000,2010.2020f)

Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2018e

Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per Million Population, 2018

Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of Manufactured Exports) (2018 or latest year available)

Exhibit 28: Doing Business in France 2019

Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2018

Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions (2011-2016)


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