Global Property Guide

Financial Information for the Residential Property Buyer


Ec. Freedom 5 Years - France Compared to Europe

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Belarus 19.57%
Latvia 14.65%
Russia 13.06%
Romania 8.16%
Estonia 8.00%
Norway 7.52%
Moldova 6.54%
Italy 6.35%
Poland 6.33%
Lithuania 5.99%
Bosnia & H. 5.10%
Iceland 4.92%
Czech Rep. 4.92%
Bulgaria 4.88%
Sweden 4.48%
Turkey 4.37%
Ukraine 4.32%
Germany 3.95%
Netherlands 3.41%
Macedonia 3.26%
UK 3.15%
Austria 2.80%
Finland 2.33%
Luxembourg 1.93%
Serbia 1.52%
Malta 1.03%
Switzerland 0.43%
France 0.16%
Ireland -0.20%
Portugal -0.66%
Greece -0.72%
Montenegro -0.83%
Albania -1.15%
Denmark -1.51%
Belgium -1.67%
Slovak Rep. -1.89%
Hungary -1.95%
Croatia -2.50%
Cyprus -5.50%
Slovenia -5.89%
Spain -8.00%
 

France: Economic freedom index, 5-year change

Increased economic freedom is strongly associated with high GDP growth, and therefore with rises in residential property prices. Changes in a countrys score on the Heritage Foundations freedom index are calculated by the Global Property Guide to produce a 5-point rating:

  • Greatly Improved
  • Improved
  • Nuetral
  • Worse
  • Much Worse


Source: Calculated using figures from The Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal


France generates excellent house price statistics, produced both by the public and private sector. Quality time-series are published by the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) and the Federation Nationale de l'Immobilier (FNAIM). Good data also comes from the Ministere de l'Equipment etc, the Chambre de Notaires de Paris, and the Observatoire National des Marches de l'Immobilier (ONMI). For general economic statistics, consult the Banque de France site.