Exports and manufacturing output rebounded in 2013, helping French business activity. GDP growth may edge above 0% in 2013 and reach nearly 1% in 2014 although economic difficulties are far from over with redundancy and restructuring plans by major companies rising. As a result, business activity remains well below its long-term average. Corporate bankruptcies and unemployment stand at record highs nationwide, although Ile-de-France has shown a certain resilience.
Source : Cushman & Wakefield