France : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for France

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publication Date:

July 24, 2019

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Growth slowed last year as the cyclical recovery ran its course and temporary domestic factors, coupled with slowing global growth, weighed on demand. Nonetheless, activity remained resilient relative to peers, and the labor market continued to improve. The fiscal deficit declined modestly, but public debt reached an all-time high. The government’s structural reform agenda is being put in place and growth is expected to gradually return to its potential level over the medium run. However, risks have risen, related to a disorderly Brexit, trade tensions, and a softening of activity in the euro area, but also to a slowdown in the domestic reform momentum.

Series:

Country Report No. 19/245

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 24, 2019

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513508450/1934-7685

Stock No:

1FRAEA2019002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

98

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