Imports to France slumped 1.6 percent from a month earlier to EUR 46.1 billion in September 2018, driven by a drop in purchases of automotive industry products (-7.5 percent); metallurgical and metal products (-5.6 percent); computer, electronic and optical products (-5.1 percent); and industrial and agricultural machinery (-1.7 percent). Contrarily, imports of natural hydrocarbons, mining products, electricity jumped 20.3 percent. Among major trading partners, imports declined mainly from Germany (-1.2 percent), China & Hong Kong (-4.3 percent), Italy (-1.3 percent), Spain (-5.5 percent) and Belgium (-0.9 percent). Imports in France averaged 20460.24 EUR Million from 1970 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 46886 EUR Million in June of 2018 and a record low of 1151.90 EUR Million in May of 1970.

Imports in France is expected to be 45900.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in France to stand at 46640.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Imports is projected to trend around 49500.00 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 Imports

France imports mainly mechanical equipment, electronic and computer equipment (21 percent of total imports); transport equipment (19 percent), of which aeronautics (11 percent) and automobile industry (7 percent); chemicals, perfumes, cosmetics (8 percent); agro-food industry products (8 percent); metallurgical and metal products (7 percent); natural hydrocarbons, other mining products, electricity (7 percent); textiles, leather (7 percent); jewelry, toys, furniture (5 percent); pharmaceuticals (5 percent); and rubber and plastic products, miscellaneous mineral products (5 percent). Main import partners are: Germany (16 percent of total imports), China (9 percent), Italy (8 percent), Belgium (7 percent), the US and Spain (6 percent each), the UK and the Netherlands (5 percent each). This page provides the latest reported value for - France Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. France Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

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46080.00 46852.00 46886.00 1151.90 1970 - 2018 EUR Million Monthly
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