France Imports  1970-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to France climbed 4.9 percent from a month earlier to a near all-time high of EUR 47.0 billion in August 2018 driven by purchases of metallurgical and metal products (10.3 percent), industrial and agricultural machinery (3.4 percent), computer, electronic and optical products (3 percent), and natural hydrocarbons, mining products, electricity (2.9 percent). Meantime, imports of automotive industry products fell 0.4 percent. Among major trading partners, imports rose mainly from Italy (8.9 percent), Spain (3.3 percent), Belgium (3.2 percent), Germany (2 percent) and China & Hong Kong (1.6 percent). Imports in France averaged 20416.83 EUR Million from 1970 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 46980 EUR Million in June of 2018 and a record low of 1151.90 EUR Million in May of 1970.

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France Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -5632.00 -3427.00 2674.00 -7803.00 EUR Million [+]
Exports 41324.00 41355.00 41720.00 1165.60 EUR Million [+]
Imports 46956.00 44782.00 46980.00 1151.90 EUR Million [+]
Current Account -1609.00 324.00 4784.00 -6157.00 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 113.98 113.70 115.69 89.48 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 3013.00 3085.00 20881.00 -8809.00 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows -5512.00 -2023.00 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 7353.00 7838.00 7838.00 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 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
46956.00 44782.00 46980.00 1151.90 1970 - 2018 EUR Million Monthly
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