Pantheon Macroeconomics - External demand in France probably weakened in the first quarter. The trade deficit widened sharply to €5.2B in February, from a revised €3.9B in January, pushing the current account deficit to an 18-month high. It is tempting to blame the stronger euro, but that wasn't the whole story.

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8 Apr. 2016 Net Exports Likely Weighed on French GDP Growth Again in Q1

By Claus Vistesen

External demand in France probably weakened in the first quarter. The trade deficit widened sharply to €5.2B in February, from a revised €3.9B in January, pushing the current account deficit to an 18-month high. It is tempting to blame the stronger euro, but that wasn't the whole story.

Posted: 8th Apr 2016 in 'Eurozone Documents'

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