France : Staff Report for the 2005 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

November 7, 2005

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2005 Article IV Consultation highlights that the cyclical recovery of the French economy was interrupted in the first half of 2005, as previously strong domestic demand faltered and the external sector continued to exert a drag on growth. In 2004, growth was faster and more consumption-driven than in other large euro area countries. Employment growth in hours, increases in minimum wages, and some fiscal measures supported private household incomes. The 2006 draft budget targets a reduction in the general government deficit to 2.9 percent of GDP.

Series:

Country Report No. 05/399

Subject:

Frequency:

Biannually

English

Publication Date:

November 7, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451813678/1934-7685

Stock No:

1FRAEA2005005

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

62

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