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France

France Balance of payments Stats

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  • Charges for the use of intellectual property, receipts > BoP, current US$: Charges for the use of intellectual property, receipts (BoP, current US$). Charges for the use of intellectual property are payments and receipts between residents and nonresidents for the authorized use of proprietary rights (such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial processes and designs including trade secrets, and franchises) and for the use, through licensing agreements, of produced originals or prototypes (such as copyrights on books and manuscripts, computer software, cinematographic works, and sound recordings) and related rights (such as for live performances and television, cable, or satellite broadcast). Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Foreign direct investment, net inflows > BoP, current US$: Foreign direct investment, net inflows (BoP, current US$). Foreign direct investment are the net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting management interest (10 percent or more of voting stock) in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, other long-term capital, and short-term capital as shown in the balance of payments. This series shows net inflows (new investment inflows less disinvestment) in the reporting economy from foreign investors. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Insurance and financial services > % of service imports, BoP: Insurance and financial services (% of service imports, BoP). Insurance and financial services cover various types of insurance provided to nonresidents by resident insurance enterprises and vice versa, and financial intermediary and auxiliary services (except those of insurance enterprises and pension funds) exchanged between residents and nonresidents.
  • Net capital account > BoP, current US$ per capita: Net capital account (BoP, current US$). Net capital account records acquisitions and disposals of nonproduced nonfinancial assets, such as land sold to embassies and sales of leases and licenses, as well as capital transfers, including government debt forgiveness. The use of the term capital account in this context is designed to be consistent with the System of National Accounts, which distinguishes between capital transactions and financial transactions. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Net capital account > BoP, current US$, % of GDP: Net capital account (BoP, current US$). Net capital account records acquisitions and disposals of nonproduced nonfinancial assets, such as land sold to embassies and sales of leases and licenses, as well as capital transfers, including government debt forgiveness. The use of the term capital account in this context is designed to be consistent with the System of National Accounts, which distinguishes between capital transactions and financial transactions. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Net financial account > BoP, current US$ per capita: Net financial account (BoP, current US$). The net financial account shows net acquisition and disposal of financial assets and liabilities. It measures how net lending to or borrowing from nonresidents is financed, and is conceptually equal to the sum of the balances on the current and capital accounts. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Net primary income > BoP, current US$ per million: Net primary income (BoP, current US$). Net primary income refers to receipts and payments of employee compensation paid to nonresident workers and investment income (receipts and payments on direct investment, portfolio investment, other investments, and receipts on reserve assets). Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Net secondary income > BoP, current US$ per capita: Net secondary income (BoP, current US$). Secondary income refers to transfers recorded in the balance of payments whenever an economy provides or receives goods, services, income, or financial items without a quid pro quo. All transfers not considered to be capital are current. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Personal remittances, received > Current US$, % of GDP: Personal remittances, received (current US$). Personal transfers consist of all current transfers in cash or in kind made or received by resident households to or from nonresident households. Personal transfers thus include all current transfers between resident and nonresident individuals. Compensation of employees refers to the income of border, seasonal, and other short-term workers who are employed in an economy where they are not resident and of residents employed by nonresident entities. Data are the sum of two items defined in the sixth edition of the IMF's Balance of Payments Manual: personal transfers and compensation of employees. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Portfolio equity, net inflows > BoP, current US$, % of GDP: Portfolio equity, net inflows (BoP, current US$). Portfolio equity includes net inflows from equity securities other than those recorded as direct investment and including shares, stocks, depository receipts (American or global), and direct purchases of shares in local stock markets by foreign investors. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Primary income receipts > BoP, current US$: Primary income receipts (BoP, current US$). Primary income receipts refer to employee compensation paid to resident workers working abroad and investment income (receipts on direct investment, portfolio investment, other investments, and receipts on reserve assets). Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Reserves and related items > BoP, current US$ per capita: Reserves and related items (BoP, current US$). Reserves and related items is the net change in a country's holdings of international reserves resulting from transactions on the current, capital, and financial accounts. Reserve assets are those external assets that are readily available to and controlled by monetary authorities for meeting balance of payments financing needs, and include holdings of monetary gold, special drawing rights (SDRs), reserve position in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and other reserve assets. Also included are net credit and loans from the IMF (excluding reserve position) and total exceptional financing. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Reserves and related items > BoP, current US$, % of GDP: Reserves and related items (BoP, current US$). Reserves and related items is the net change in a country's holdings of international reserves resulting from transactions on the current, capital, and financial accounts. Reserve assets are those external assets that are readily available to and controlled by monetary authorities for meeting balance of payments financing needs, and include holdings of monetary gold, special drawing rights (SDRs), reserve position in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and other reserve assets. Also included are net credit and loans from the IMF (excluding reserve position) and total exceptional financing. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Secondary income receipts > BoP, current US$ per capita: Secondary income receipts (BoP, current US$). Secondary income refers to transfers recorded in the balance of payments whenever an economy provides or receives goods, services, income, or financial items without a quid pro quo. All transfers not considered to be capital are current. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Secondary income, other sectors, payments > BoP, current US$: Secondary income, other sectors, payments (BoP, current US$). Secondary income refers to transfers recorded in the balance of payments whenever an economy provides or receives goods, services, income, or financial items without a quid pro quo. All transfers not considered to be capital are current. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Charges for the use of intellectual property, receipts > BoP, current US$ $12.41 billion 2012 6th out of 97
Foreign direct investment, net inflows > BoP, current US$ $28.12 billion 2012 14th out of 195
Insurance and financial services > % of service imports, BoP 3.43% 2012 112th out of 146
Net capital account > BoP, current US$ per capita $-7.50 2012 113th out of 133
Net capital account > BoP, current US$, % of GDP -0.0189% 2012 102nd out of 124
Net financial account > BoP, current US$ per capita $-1,450.19 2012 143th out of 149
Net primary income > BoP, current US$ per million $581.44 million 2012 14th out of 149
Net secondary income > BoP, current US$ per capita $-706.52 2012 132nd out of 149
Personal remittances, received > Current US$, % of GDP 0.83% 2012 87th out of 138
Portfolio equity, net inflows > BoP, current US$, % of GDP 1.38% 2012 13th out of 96
Primary income receipts > BoP, current US$ $184.13 billion 2012 7th out of 150
Reserves and related items > BoP, current US$ per capita $83.65 2012 54th out of 149
Reserves and related items > BoP, current US$, % of GDP 0.21% 2012 73th out of 138
Secondary income receipts > BoP, current US$ per capita $474.91 2012 43th out of 147
Secondary income, other sectors, payments > BoP, current US$ $35.65 billion 2012 4th out of 144

SOURCES: International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook and data files. World Bank World Development Indicators.; International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments database, supplemented by data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and official national sources. World Bank World Development Indicators.; International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook and data files. World Bank World Development Indicators. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook and data files. World Bank World Development Indicators. GDP figures sourced from World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.; World Bank staff estimates. GDP figures sourced from World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.; International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments database, and World Bank, International Debt Statistics. World Bank World Development Indicators. GDP figures sourced from World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.

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