The trade gap in France narrowed to €12.2 billion in April of 2022 from a record high deficit of €12.7 billion in March. Figures match market forecasts, with a general rise in prices of goods pushing both exports and imports higher. Imports were up 0.4% to reach a new record high of €58.9 billion, led by an 11.7% jump in purchases of natural hydrocarbons, other mining products, electricity, waste. Exports increased 1.6% to €46.7 billion, with sales of transport equipment booking the biggest rise (13.4%). The largest trade gaps were seen with Asia (€-6.2 billion) and the European Union (€-5.4 billion). source: Ministère de l'Économie et des Finances

Balance of Trade in France averaged -1568.98 EUR Million from 1970 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 2674 EUR Million in October of 1997 and a record low of -12649.20 EUR Million in March of 2022. This page provides the latest reported value for - France Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. France Balance of Trade - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2022.

Balance of Trade in France is expected to be -2620.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the France Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -3740.00 EUR Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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France Balance of Trade



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-09 06:45 AM Mar €-12.37B €-10.36B € -4.5B
2022-06-08 06:45 AM Apr €-12.16B €-12.65B €-12.2B € -11.6B
2022-07-08 06:45 AM May €-12.16B €-12.8B € -13B


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade -12156.10 -12649.20 EUR Million Apr 2022
Current Account -3368.00 -3424.00 EUR Million Apr 2022
Imports 58895.80 58642.50 EUR Million Apr 2022
Exports 46739.80 45993.30 EUR Million Apr 2022

France Balance of Trade
Since 2004, France has been recording trade deficits due the gradual erosion of the export-oriented industry, the appreciation of the euro and the increasing dependency on imports of energy and manufactured products. In 2017, the biggest trade deficits were recorded with: China & Hong Kong, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Belgium; while the biggest trade surpluses were recorded with: the Middle East, the UK, Africa and Switzerland.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-12156.10 -12649.20 2674.00 -12649.20 1970 - 2022 EUR Million Monthly

News Stream
France Trade Deficit Narrows from Record
The trade gap in France narrowed to €12.2 billion in April of 2022 from a record high deficit of €12.7 billion in March. Figures match market forecasts, with a general rise in prices of goods pushing both exports and imports higher. Imports were up 0.4% to reach a new record high of €58.9 billion, led by an 11.7% jump in purchases of natural hydrocarbons, other mining products, electricity, waste. Exports increased 1.6% to €46.7 billion, with sales of transport equipment booking the biggest rise (13.4%). The largest trade gaps were seen with Asia (€-6.2 billion) and the European Union (€-5.4 billion).
2022-06-08
French Trade Deficit Widens in March
France's trade deficit widened to EUR 12.4 billion in March of 2022 from 10.4 EUR billion in the previous month. Imports edged up 3.5 percent to a fresh record high of EUR 58 billion while exports remained barely unchanged at 45.7 billion. Considering the first quarter of 2022, France recorded a trade deficit of EUR 31 billion.
2022-05-09
France Trade Deficit Widens in February
France's trade deficit widened to EUR 10.3 billion in February of 2022 from a downwardly revised 7.9 EUR billion in the previous month. Imports edged up 0.8 percent to a fresh record high of EUR 56 billion, lifted mostly by intermediate goods (+EUR 0.1 billion) and consumer goods (+ EUR 0.2 billion). Meanwhile, exports decreased 3.9 percent month-over-month to EUR 45.7 billion, on reduced sales of investment (-EUR 1.4 billion), intermediate (- EUR 0.1 billion) and consumer goods (-EUR 0.3 billion).
2022-04-12