Exports from France fell 1.8 percent from a month earlier to EUR 40.4 billion in September 2018 as sales declined mostly for industrial and agricultural machinery (-5.1 percent); automotive industry products (-4.6 percent); chemical products (-2.6 percent); and food industry products (-2.5 percent), namely meat & meat products (-4.1 percent) and fruit & vegetables (-3.2 percent). On the other hand, sales went up for aerospace industry products (4.1 percent). Among major trading partners, exports declined mostly to Spain (-0.7 percent), Italy (-4.1 percent), the US (-11.8 percent) and Belgium (-4.3 percent), while edged up to Germany (0.3 percent). Exports in France averaged 19210.59 EUR Million from 1970 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 41798 EUR Million in December of 2017 and a record low of 1165.60 EUR Million in May of 1970.

Exports in France is expected to be 42920.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Exports in France to stand at 44440.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Exports is projected to trend around 47850.00 EUR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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France Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -5663.00 -5701.00 2674.00 -7790.00 EUR Million [+]
Exports 40417.00 41151.00 41798.00 1165.60 EUR Million [+]
Imports 46080.00 46852.00 46886.00 1151.90 EUR Million [+]
Current Account -1918.00 -2045.00 4784.00 -6148.00 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 5157170.00 5001019.00 5157170.00 3536444.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -0.80 -0.90 3.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Terms of Trade 113.19 113.98 115.69 89.48 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1395.00 3013.00 18318.00 -8086.00 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows 16179.00 -5512.00 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 5850.00 7353.00 7838.00 1426.00 EUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 82600.00 84500.00 84500.00 75000.00 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Production 16.00 16.00 58.00 15.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Weapons Sales 2162.00 2278.00 4029.00 8.00 USD Million [+]

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France Exports

France exports mainly transport equipment (23 percent of total exports), of which aeronautics (12 percent) and automobile industry (10 percent). The country also exports mechanical equipment, electronic and computer equipment (19 percent); chemicals, perfumes, cosmetics (12 percent); agro-food industry products (10 percent); metallurgical and metal products (7 percent); pharmaceuticals (6 percent); textiles, leather (5 percent); rubber and plastic products, miscellaneous mineral products (4 percent); jewelry, toys, furniture (3 percent); and agricultural, forestry, fishery and aquaculture products (3 percent). Main export partners are: Germany (15 percent of total exports), Spain and Italy (8 percent each), the UK, the US and Belgium (7 percent each), China and the Netherlands (4 percent each). This page provides the latest reported value for - France Exports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. France Exports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
40417.00 41151.00 41798.00 1165.60 1970 - 2018 EUR Million Monthly
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