France Balance of Trade  1970-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The French trade deficit narrowed slightly to EUR 4.96 billion in April of 2018 compared to a downwardly revised 5.01 billion in March and slightly below market consensus of a EUR 5.3 billion shortfall. Imports went up 2.5 percent to EUR 46.5 billion, while exports rose at a slightly faster 3 percent to EUR 41.6 billion. Balance of Trade in France averaged -1210.38 EUR Million from 1970 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 2674 EUR Million in October of 1997 and a record low of -7589 EUR Million in January of 2017.

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French Trade Deficit Unchanged in April


The French trade deficit narrowed slightly to EUR 4.95 billion in April of 2018 from a downwardly revised 5.01 billion in March and slightly below market consensus of a EUR 5.3 billion shortfall.

Imports increased 2.5 percent from the previous month to an all-time high of EUR 46.5 billion in April, boosted by higher purchases of aerospace products (3.1 percent), mainly from the US; automotive products (3.5 percent), mostly from Germany, Spain and the UK. Other significant gains were also recorded in refined oil (29.3 percent); chemical products (5.9 percent); textiles and leather (4.3 percent); ships, trains, and motorcycles (6.6 percent), and pharmaceutical products (1.8 percent).
 
Exports went up at a slightly faster 3 percent to EUR 41.6 billion, as sales rose mostly for aerospace products (46.9 percent); computer products (14.7 percent); natural hydrocarbon (7 percent); automotive products (7.4 percent), and agricultural products (10.8 percent). Other increases were also seen in jewelry, toys and furniture (2.6 percent); electrical equipment and household (1.2 percent), wood, paper, cardboard (3.2 percent).
 
 



Ministère de l'Économie et des Finances | Chusnul Ch Manan | chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
6/7/2018 12:53:51 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-06 06:45 AM Balance of Trade €-5.2B €-5.4B €-5.15B €-4.7B
2018-05-04 06:45 AM Balance of Trade €-5.3B €-5.1B €-4.9B €-3.3B
2018-06-07 06:45 AM Balance of Trade €-5.0B €-5.01B €-5.3B €-4.2B
2018-07-06 06:45 AM Balance of Trade €-5.0B €-5.6B
2018-08-07 06:45 AM Balance of Trade € -3.3B
2018-09-07 06:45 AM Balance of Trade €-4.0B


France Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -4954.00 -5014.00 2674.00 -7589.00 EUR Million [+]
Exports 41550.00 40334.00 41755.00 1165.60 EUR Million [+]
Imports 46504.00 45348.00 46504.00 1151.90 EUR Million [+]
Current Account -1146.00 -639.00 4784.00 -6136.00 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 4830884.00 4891911.00 4931229.00 3536444.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -0.80 -0.90 3.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Terms of Trade 114.27 115.13 115.69 89.48 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 3607.00 2360.00 20881.00 -8809.00 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows -13480.00 11028.00 36458.00 -31626.00 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 43.00 43.00 87.00 22.00 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 2436.00 2436.00 3024.70 2435.38 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 5.96 5.60 5.96 3.38 [+]
Tourism Revenues 4558.00 3624.00 7259.00 1426.00 EUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 82600.00 84500.00 84500.00 75000.00 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Production 15.00 15.00 58.00 15.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Weapons Sales 2162.00 2278.00 4029.00 8.00 USD Million [+]

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France Balance of Trade

Since 2004, France has been recording trade deficits due the gradual erosion of the export-oriented industry, the appreciation of the euro and the increasing dependency on imports of energy and manufactured products. In 2017, the biggest trade deficits were recorded with: China & Hong Kong, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Belgium; while the biggest trade surpluses were recorded with: the Middle East, the UK, Africa and Switzerland. This page provides the latest reported value for - France Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. France Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-4954.00 -5014.00 2674.00 -7589.00 1970 - 2018 EUR Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 977.00 Apr/18
Brazil 5981.00 May/18
Canada -1902.20 Apr/18
China 249.22 May/18
Euro Area 16704.70 Apr/18
France -4954.00 Apr/18
Germany 20413.00 Apr/18
India -14620.00 May/18
Indonesia -1629.30 Apr/18
Italy 2937.96 Apr/18
Japan -578.32 May/18
Mexico -289.15 Apr/18
Netherlands 3841.00 Apr/18
Russia 15316.00 Apr/18
South Korea 6732.00 May/18
Spain -830631.00 Mar/18
Switzerland 2255.00 May/18
Turkey -6690.00 Apr/18
United Kingdom -5280.00 Apr/18
United States -46199.00 Apr/18


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