The French statistical office Insee released its gross domestic product (GDP) growth for France on Friday. France's preliminary GDP was flat in the second quarter, missing expectations for a 0.2% rise, after a 0.7% increase in the first quarter. The first quarter's figure was revised up from a 0.6% gain.
Total production in goods and services fell 0.1% in the second quarter, after a 0.8% increase in the first quarter as output in the manufactured goods dropped.
Households' spending declined strongly.
Export climbed 1.7% in the second quarter, after a 1.3% in the first quarter, while imports rose at a slower pace.
On a yearly basis, France's GDP rose to 1.0% in the second quarter from 0.8% in the first quarter.