FRANCE

Capital Paris
Area (km2) 551 500
Total population (thousands, 2018) 66 966
Population density (per km2) 121
National currency Euro (EUR)
National statistical office www.insee.fr
National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE)
Women in the labour force, 2019
   percentage of total for both sexes 48%
Gender pay gap
   monthly earnings, 2014 23%
   hourly wage, 2018 16%
Women in part-time employment, 2019
   percentage of employed women 28%
Female tertiary students, 2017
   percentage of total for both sexes 54%
Female victims of homicide, 2015
   percentage of total for both sexes 37%
Women researchers, 2017
   percentage of total for both sexes 28%
Life expectancy at birth, 2018
   females, years 85.9
   males, years 79.7
Life expectancy at 65, 2018
   females, years 23.8
   males, years 19.7
Total fertility rate, 2018
   average number of children per woman 1.9
Adolescent fertility rate, 2018
   number of live births per 1000 women aged 15-19 7.7
Mean age of women at birth of first child, 2018
   age in years 28.7
 
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
Employment
 (% change over previous year)
0.5
0.2
0.6
1.0
1.0
1.2
Unemployment rate
 (%)
10.3
10.4
10.1
9.4
9.1
8.5
Youth unemployment rate
 (%)
24.2
24.7
24.5
22.1
20.8
19.6
GDP
   current prices, millions of US dollars, PPP, 2019 3 315 118
GDP, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2019 49 145
Exports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2019 31.8
Imports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2019 32.8
Final consumption expenditure, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2019 37 754
Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)
   EUR per USD, US=1, 2019 0.732
Forest resources
   Area of forest
 (percentage of land area, 2015)
31
   Wood volume
 (m3 per inhabitant, 2015)
44
Transport infrastructure, road accidents and traffic
   Railways
      total length in kilometres, 2018 27 594
   Motorways
      total length in kilometres, 2018 11 671
   Persons injured in road accidents
      per million inhabitants, 2018 1 043
   Persons killed in road accidents
      per million inhabitants, 2018 48
   Traffic, railways
      million passenger-kilometres, 2018 93 387
      million tonne-kilometres, 2018 32 039
   Traffic, roads
      million passenger-kilometres, 2018 829 514
      million tonne-kilometres, 2018 173 333