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France budget deficit hits $A119b in Sept

AAP logoAAP 8/11/2016

France's budget deficit reached 83 billion euros $US91.8 billion ($A119.1 billion) at the end of September, 8.5 billion more than the deficit at the same time in 2015, the finance ministry says.

Central government spending, according to Tuesday's statement, fell by 1.9 per cent over the same period of last year.

Meanwhile, revenues stood at 229 billion euros, compared to 226.5 billion euros a year earlier.

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