Government bond 10-year yield, percent in France, January, 2020
For that indicator, European Central Bank provides data for France from 1960 to 2020. The average value for France during that period was 6.85 percent with a minimum of -0.34 percent in August 2019 and a maximum of 17.32 percent in June 1981.
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Source: European Central Bank
Definition: Yield on a 10-year government bond is the anticipated return on such investment, expressed as an annual percentage of the original investment. The yield on a bond is based on both the purchase price of the bond and the interest promised – also known as the coupon payment.
Although a bond’s coupon rate is usually fixed, its price fluctuates continuously in response to changes in interest rates in the economy, demand for the instrument, time to maturity, and credit quality of that particular bond.
As a result, after bonds are issued, they trade at premiums or discounts to their face values until they mature and return to full face value.
10-year government bond is a debt security issued by the Central government with a residual maturity of 10 years. It is used as a benchmark and guide for interest rates on lending products.