France Imports  1970-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to France fell by 1.8 percent from the previous month to EUR 44.3 billion in August 2017, as purchases went down for: Aerospace industry (-13.4 percent); refined oil (-12.8 percent); chemicals (-8.7 percent); perfumes, cosmetics, cleaning products (-2.2 percent); agriculture products (-2 percent); electrical and household equipment (-2 percent); jewelry, toys, furniture (-1.4 percent); and industrial and agriculture machinery (-0.5 percent). Among major trading partners, imports decreased from the Middle East (-24.5 percent), mainly from Saudi Arabia (-33.5 percent); Asia (-5.1 percent), mainly from India (-19.2 percent); and the EU (-1.2 percent), mainly from the UK (-7.9 percent). Imports in France averaged 19883.31 EUR Million from 1970 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 45189 EUR Million in January of 2017 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 -4514.00 -5851.00 2674.00 -7941.00 EUR Million [+]
Exports 39811.00 39266.00 40364.00 1165.60 EUR Million [+]
Imports 44325.00 45117.00 45189.00 1151.90 EUR Million [+]
Current Account -1468.00 -4252.00 4784.00 -6419.00 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 4735352.00 4902448.00 4902448.00 3536444.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -0.90 -0.20 3.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Terms of Trade 115.09 114.93 115.70 89.50 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 2936.00 3608.00 20881.00 -8809.00 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows 1724.00 -17407.00 59842.00 -48842.00 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 50.00 50.00 87.00 22.00 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 2435.91 2435.91 3024.70 2435.38 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 15.00 16.00 58.00 15.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.60 4.55 5.60 3.38 [+]
Tourism Revenues 6127.00 5893.00 6170.00 1426.00 EUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 84500.00 83800.00 84500.00 75000.00 Thousand [+]
Weapons Sales 2226.00 2080.00 4029.00 8.00 USD Million [+]

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France Imports

France imports mainly computers, electronics (9 percent of total imports), industrial and agricultural machinery (8 percent), food (7 percent), chemicals excluding perfumes (7 percent), textiles, clothing (7 percent), metal products (7 percent), aircraft (7 percent), motor vehicles (7 percent), natural hydrocarbons and mining (7 percent) and pharmaceuticals (5 percent). Main import partners are: Germany (17 percent of total imports), China (9 percent), Italy, Belgium and the US (7 percent each), Spain (6 percent), the Netherlands and the UK (4 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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
44325.00 45117.00 45189.00 1151.90 1970 - 2017 EUR Million Monthly