Imports to France advanced 1.8 percent from the previous month to EUR 47.8 billion in August 2019, as purchases rose for mechanical, electrical, electronic and computer equipment (2.5 percent), transport equipment (5.6 percent), refined petroleum products (4.2 percent), agricultural, forestry, fishery and aquaculture products (3.1 percent) and agribusiness products (0.3 percent). Meanwhile, imports of natural hydrocarbons, mining products, electricity fell 1.2 percent. Among major trade partners, imports rose from Germany (1.3 percent), China & Hong Kong (3.3 percent), Belgium (0.9 percent), Spain (0.4 percent), the US (1.5 percent), the UK (17.7 percent), Japan (4.8 percent), Russia (69.2 percent) and Czech Republic (0.7 percent). In contrast, there were declines in purchases from Italy (-4.1 percent), the Netherlands (-3 percent), Switzerland (-0.1 percent), Poland (-1.7 percent), the Middle East (-17.6 percent), Turkey (-4.1 percent) and Ireland (-9.9 percent). Imports in France averaged 20888.37 EUR Million from 1970 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 48334 EUR Million in March of 2019 and a record low of 1151.90 EUR Million in May of 1970.

Imports in France is expected to be 48500.00 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 49990.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Imports is projected to trend around 52500.00 EUR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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France Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -5019.00 -4535.00 2674.00 -7461.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account -2487.00 -290.00 4784.00 -6608.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -0.30 -0.60 3.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Imports 47836.00 47013.00 48334.00 1151.90 EUR Million [+]
Exports 42818.00 42478.00 44007.00 1165.60 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 5685844.00 5498380.00 5685844.00 3536444.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 115.15 114.77 115.87 89.48 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1819.00 1487.00 21742.00 -7723.00 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows -4787.00 -13343.00 36458.00 -31626.00 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 72.00 72.00 87.00 22.00 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 2436.07 2436.00 3024.70 2435.38 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 5.48 5.96 5.96 3.38 [+]
Tourism Revenues 7382.00 7841.00 7841.00 1426.00 EUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 89300.00 86800.00 89300.00 75000.00 Thousand [+]
Weapons Sales 1768.00 2302.00 4021.00 8.00 USD Million [+]

France Imports by Country Last Previous
Germany 7189.00 7100.00 EUR Million Aug/19
China 4495.00 4346.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Italy 3565.00 3716.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Spain 3190.00 3176.00 EUR Million Aug/19
United States 2981.00 2937.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Netherlands 2051.00 2114.00 EUR Million Aug/19
United Kingdom 1872.00 1591.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Switzerland 1215.00 1216.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Poland 1007.00 1024.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Japan 925.00 883.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Russia 919.00 543.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Turkey 758.00 790.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Czech Republic 694.00 689.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Ireland 676.00 750.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Portugal 566.00 602.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Sweden 561.00 485.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Saudi Arabia 541.00 611.00 EUR Million Aug/19
India 505.00 482.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Morocco 472.00 483.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Austria 445.00 464.00 EUR Million Aug/19
France Imports by Category Last Previous
Total, Exept Military Material 40086.00 50069.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Imports of 39504.00 49184.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic and 8420.00 10338.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Transport Equipment 6231.00 8964.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Natural Hydrocarbons, Prds of Mining, 3410.00 3452.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Textiles, Clothing, Leather and Footwe 3405.00 4110.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Computer, Electronic and Optical Produ 3402.00 3655.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Products of Food Industry 3361.00 3712.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Natural Hydrocarbons,prds of Mining, E 3247.00 3548.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Chemicals, Perfumes and Cosmetics 3199.00 3767.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Indust & Agricultural Machines, Variou 3014.00 4137.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Metal Products and Metal 2426.00 3679.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Electrical Euipments and Household 2005.00 2545.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Miscellaneous Manufactures 1947.00 2596.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Pharmaceuticals 1913.00 2396.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Refined Petroleum Products and Coke 1894.00 1940.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Rubber and Plastic Products, Various M 1837.00 2459.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Agricultural, Forestry, Fisheries and 1031.00 1087.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Wood, Paper and Cardboard 950.00 1243.00 EUR Million Aug/19
Miscellaneous 222.00 229.00 EUR Million Aug/19

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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 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
47836.00 47013.00 48334.00 1151.90 1970 - 2019 EUR Million Monthly
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