French 2017 GDP growth revised up to 2.3 pct, deficit unchanged

PARIS, May 14 (Reuters) - France's economy grew more than previously estimated last year, but the public sector deficit remained unchanged from an initial estimate, calendar adjusted data from the INSEE statistics agency showed on Tuesday.

France's 2.3 trillion euro ($2.74 trillion) economy grew 2.3 percent last year, INSEE said, revising the figure up from 2.0 percent previously.

Despite the upward revision, INSEE left its estimate of the deficit unchanged at 2.6 percent of gross domestic product.

That is less than the 3 percent EU-imposed limit France had flaunted for the previous 10 years, which paves the way for Paris to exit a disciplinary EU excessive deficit procedure in the coming months.

($1 = 0.8387 euros) (Reporting by Leigh Thomas; editing by Richard Lough)