THE QUESTION. Bruno Le Maire said about Brexit that “France will not lose much». «Our assessment is that the impact of Brexit on the French economy will be 0.1 point of our national wealth in 2021“, Continued the Minister of the Economy on Franceinfo, this week. “It is 0.1 point too much but it is not much compared to what it will cost the British, and above all, we will be able to cope.»
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We understand the minister’s desire to reassure when the negotiations between Brussels and London have been slipping for two years. His optimism, while 150,000 French companies trade with the United Kingdom, nevertheless questions. Can Brexit, with or without an agreement, really be a non-event for the French economy?
CHECKS. The minister based his speech on the estimates of economists from Bercy. “The overall economic impact will be quite limited, details his entourage. The difficulties will come mainly from the recovery
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