Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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France | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES France World Exports Value (US$) 539 730 711 536.00 594 504 995 007.00 464 112 810 974.00 511 651 042 741.00 585 723 823 817.00 558 460 545 476.00 567 987 697 540.00 566 656 165 381.00 493 941 214 224.00 488 885 072 443.00 523 385 133 284.00 568 535 879 844.00
Imports Value (US$) 611 364 435 458.00 695 004 283 255.00 540 502 282 883.00 599 171 506 084.00 713 675 253 798.00 666 675 230 977.00 671 253 553 277.00 659 872 076 384.00 563 398 247 561.00 560 554 862 702.00 613 132 639 717.00 659 374 522 338.00

The value of total merchandise exports from France totalled $ 568 billion in 2018. Merchandise exports from France increased by 8.62% compared to 2017. Goods exports grew up by $ 45 billion in 2018 (the value of merchandise exports from France amounted to $523 billion in 2017)

France's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from France in 2018:

  • Germany with a share of 14.6% (83 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 7.96% (45 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 7.79% (44 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 7.51% (42 billion US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 7.09% (40 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 6.75% (38 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 4.33% (24 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 3.66% (20 billion US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 3.32% (18.9 billion US$)
  • Poland with a share of 2.05% (11.6 billion US$)

Exports structure from France in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 11.8% (67 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 9.92% (56 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 9.15% (52 billion US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
  • 7.75% (44 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 5.94% (33 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.97% (22 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.46% (19.7 billion US$): 33 - Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
  • 3.41% (19.4 billion US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • 3.29% (18.7 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 3% (17 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof

What did France export in 2018?

France's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 7.67% ($43 billion): 8802 - Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, aeroplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles.
  • 4.47% ($25 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 4.43% ($25 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 2.85% ($16.2 billion): 8411 - Turbo-jets, turbo-propellers and other gas turbines.
  • 2.74% ($15.6 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 1.94% ($11 billion): 2204 - Wine of fresh grapes, including fortified wines; grape must other than that of heading 20.09.
  • 1.86% ($10.6 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 1.68% ($9.59 billion): 3304 - Beauty or make-up preparations and preparations for the care of the skin (other than medicaments), including sunscreen or sun tan preparations; manicure or pedicure preparations.
  • 1.47% ($8.38 billion): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.

The value of total merchandise imports to France totalled $ 659 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to France increased by 7.54% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 46 billion in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to France was equal to $613 billion in 2017)

France's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of France in 2018:

  • Germany with a share of 15.5% (102 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 8.95% (59 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 7.64% (50 billion US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 7.03% (46 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 6.5% (42 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 6.3% (41 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 4.55% (30 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 3.68% (24 billion US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 2.67% (17.6 billion US$)
  • Poland with a share of 1.92% (12.6 billion US$)

Imports structure to France in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 12.8% (84 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 11.2% (73 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 11.2% (73 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.67% (57 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 3.96% (26 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.81% (25 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.15% (20 billion US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
  • 3% (19.8 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.47% (16.3 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 2.1% (13.9 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel

What did France import in 2018?

France's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 5.8% ($38 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 4.32% ($28 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 3.69% ($24 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 2.67% ($17.6 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 2.48% ($16.3 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 2.46% ($16.2 billion): 8803 - Parts of goods of heading 88.01 or 88.02.
  • 2.34% ($15.4 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 2.32% ($15.3 billion): 8411 - Turbo-jets, turbo-propellers and other gas turbines.
  • 1.87% ($12.3 billion): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 1.77% ($11.7 billion): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.

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France | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018