PARIS (Reuters) – France’s economic system will return to pre-COVID 19 ranges by the primary quarter of 2022, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire instructed weekly JDD, as a return of spending and investments lay the bottom for a restoration.
Le Maire, who reaffirmed his goal of 5% financial development for France this yr, stated the current surge in bank card funds, rising vacation season bookings and hovering clothes purchases confirmed that France was shortly returning to development.
The minister stated the nation’s debt, which ballooned through the pandemic to fund help measures, ought to start to stabilize in 2025 after which lower. He stated he anticipated the general public deficit to be under 3% of gross home product in 2027.
Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain and Jean-Michel Bélot; Modifying by Leslie Adler