GDP of the UK was 2,743.586 Billion USD, while that of France was 2,707.074 B.
That is just a difference of 1.33 percent. Some might even dismiss it as noise.
In 2022 however,
GDP of the UK was 3,376.003 B, while that of France was 2,936.702 B.
That is a difference of over 13 percent. Not negligible - it is quite significant infact.
How did this happen? During this period, afaik: politically, France has had the same president with popular support while the UK was grapped with scandals such as partygate. Economically, France was stable as part of the EU while the UK had to deal with brexit.
Shouldn't that mean the opposite would have happened? That France should have raced ahead of the UK, instead?
What exactly is happening here?