Saint Nicolas wrote to his French philatelists friends :
Firstly, I wished that [the French La Poste] followed with resolution the growth of the number of intaglio stamps, to reach in 2009, 30% of issues printed in this technology.
A simple arithmetic based on the 2007 issues of France as presented in Timbres magazine (without the pre-cancelled and the service stamps) gives an interesting result believing the Virtual Stamp Club : 50 issues in 2007 / 16 printed in intaglio.
Difficult conversion : 32% of France's stamp issues are printed in intaglio (taille-douce in French).
Ah! how restful are promises kept... even before they are made :)