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France
Summary statistics
Region Western Europe  
Currency Euro (EUR)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 551500  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 63126  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 114.5  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Paris (10620)  
United Nations membership date 24 October 1945  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 2775518  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 2565756  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 2136556  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 1.7  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 1.7  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 1.8  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 42642.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 39637.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 34002.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 43446.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 40393.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 34534.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 20.1  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 19.5  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 19.4  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 0.77 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 0.75 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 0.85 Market rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2011 -54440  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -39790  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -10260  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 121  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 119  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 110  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2011 93  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2010 91  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2005 100  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 99  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 98  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 100  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 98  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 100  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2011 9.2  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 9.3  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 8.9  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 22.1 European Labour Force Survey (Eurostat).  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 22.2 European Labour Force Survey (Eurostat).  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 23.7 European Labour Force Survey (Eurostat). The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 2.9 European Labour Force Survey (Eurostat).  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 2.9 European Labour Force Survey (Eurostat).  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 3.6 European Labour Force Survey (Eurostat). The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 51.1  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 51.2  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 50.2  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 61.9  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 62.1  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 62.5  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 81411  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 77648  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 74988  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ... Includes Monaco.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 45299 Includes Monaco. 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 46788 Includes Monaco.  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 161.0  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 156.9  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 134.1  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 79.6  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 80.1  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 42.9  
Exports (million US$) 2011 581541.9 Includes Monaco.  
Imports (million US$) 2011 700851.6 Includes Monaco.  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -119309.8 Includes Monaco.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 Germany (16.5), Italy (8.2), Spain (7.3) Includes Monaco.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 Germany (16.9), China (8.0), Belgium (7.8) Includes Monaco.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.5  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.1  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 -3.3  
Urban population (%) 2012 86.4  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 18.4  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 25.9/21.3  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 94.9  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 84.9/78.5  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 3.3  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.0  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 76.6 Metropolitan France only. 2004-2005.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 6684.8/10.7  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 260627  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 5.9  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 111.8/111.9  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 55.0  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 0.9/1.9  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 26.9  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 219  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 29.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 363058/5.8 Includes Monaco.  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 2778.0 Includes Monaco.  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 650  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 8.5/15.5  
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