Imports to France increased 2.5 percent from a month earlier to a record EUR 47.3 billion in October 2018, driven by purchases of automotive industry products (7.3 percent); industrial and agricultural machinery (4.1 percent); computer, electronic and optical products (4.9 percent); and chemicals (5.8 percent). Contrarily, imports of natural hydrocarbons, mining products, electricity dropped 7 percent. Among major trading partners, imports rose mainly from China & Hong Kong (9.5 percent) and Spain (10.5 percent), while there were falls from Germany (-1 percent) and Belgium (-2 percent). Imports from Italy were unchanged. Imports in France averaged 20506.65 EUR Million from 1970 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 47278 EUR Million in October 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 -4052.00 -5424.00 2674.00 -7811.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account -684.00 -1891.00 4784.00 -6129.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -0.80 -0.90 3.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Imports 47278.00 46119.00 47278.00 1151.90 EUR Million [+]
Exports 43226.00 40695.00 43226.00 1165.60 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 5157170.00 5001019.00 5157170.00 3536444.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 112.90 113.19 115.69 89.48 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 17327.00 1395.00 18318.00 -8086.00 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows 849.00 16179.00 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 4296.00 5850.00 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
47278.00 46119.00 47278.00 1151.90 1970 - 2018 EUR Million Monthly
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