Revised economic growth upwards to 2.1 percent

30th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, March 30, 2007 (AFP) - The French economy grew by 2.1 percent in 2006, with the help of a rise of 0.7 percent in activity in the final quarter of the year, revised official data showed on Friday.

PARIS, March 30, 2007 (AFP) - The French economy grew by 2.1 percent in 2006, with the help of a rise of 0.7 percent in activity in the final quarter of the year, revised official data showed on Friday.

A previous set of figures from the statistics institute INSEE in February had put growth at 2.0 percent.

The latest growth data however still put France in the bottom half of economies in the 13-nation eurozone, which averaged growth of 2.6 percent in 2006.

The French government had predicted growth last year would be between 2.0 and 2.5 percent.

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