New data shows France fell into recession in early 2021

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French statistics agency INSEE revised its GDP reading sharply down from +0.4% to -0.1%, saying data from the construction sector had been much weaker than its earlier figures had suggested.

French economy shrank by 5.8% in first quarter

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French economy is officially in recession after contracting by 5.8% in the first quarter due to the country’s strict lockdown measures in place since mid-March.

French economy in steepest drop since WW2: central bank report

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The governor of France's central bank has announced that gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by an estimated 6 percent in the first quarter of 2020 due to measures to contain the spread of Covid-19, the worse single-quarter economic performance since the end of the Second World War in 1945.

France avoids double-dip recession

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French statistics institute INSEE predicts growth of 0.2% in 2013, thanks to 0.4% last-quarter growth that followed 0.1% third-quarter contraction.

PMI survey raises fear that France is back in recession

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France's reading in Markit's latest purchasing managers' index falls to a seven-month low, suggesting accelerating economic contraction.

Economic growth in France, Germany hauls eurozone out of recession

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Unexpected second-quarter economic growth of 0.5% in France, 0.7% in Germany sees eurozone grow overall 0.3%, ending18-month recession.

France slips back into recession

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France is in a second recession in four years after the economy shrank by 0.2% in the last quarter of 2012 and in the first quarter of 2013.

France to relax austerity as recession bites

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European Union says France has slipped back into recession and will need two more years to bring its budget deficit under control.

Recession stalks France as business slump hits crisis levels

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Survey says business activity shrank in March at fastest pace in four years, probably plunging euro zone's second-biggest economy into a recession.

Fears of triple-dip recession in France as motor industry sales slump

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The country's industrial production dropped by 1.2% in January as carmakers Peugeot Citroen and Renault reported lower sales.

France may prolong eurozone recession

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France is poised to drag the eurozone into a fourth quarter of recession as business activity slumps in the region's second-largest economy.

German and French economies contract

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Hopes of economic recovery in eurozone thrown into doubt after figures confirm its two largest economies have performed worse than forecast.

France 'fell into mild recession in fourth quarter'

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Estimate from the Bank of France differs from national statistics office INSEE which suggested that France just averted recession last year.

France narrowly avoids recession

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French economy had been expected to start its slide into recession in the third quarter but GDP unexpectedly rose 0.2 percent.

French economy to enter into recession, says Bank of France

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Bank of France says French economy set to slip into a shallow recession in the third quarter, dampening government hopes for 0.3% growth in 2012.