Imports to France dropped at a faster 2.7 percent month-over-month to EUR 47.3 billion in April 2019, mostly due to lower purchases of other industrial products (-2.9 percent), mechanical, electrical, electronic and computer equipment (-2.5 percent), transport equipment (-3 percent), natural hydrocarbons, mining products, electricity (-10.7 percent), and agribusiness products (-1.1 percent). In contrast, purchases advanced for coke and refined petroleum products (2.7 percent), and agricultural, forestry, fishery and aquaculture products (6.6 percent). Among major trading partners, imports went down from the EU (-4.7 percent), America (-4.5 percent), Africa (-10.4 percent), and Middle East (-3.7 percent), but increased from Asia (5.7 percent). Imports in France averaged 20710.50 EUR Million from 1970 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 48577 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 47400.00 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 49100.00 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 -4981.00 -5461.00 2674.00 -7485.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account -846.00 -2294.00 4784.00 -6628.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -0.30 -0.60 3.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Imports 47288.00 48577.00 48577.00 1151.90 EUR Million [+]
Exports 42308.00 43116.00 43273.00 1165.60 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 5104284.00 5227872.00 5227872.00 3536444.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 114.27 114.48 115.87 89.48 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 4074.00 4070.00 23505.00 -8086.00 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows -15218.00 -17021.00 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 5.48 5.96 5.96 3.38 [+]
Tourism Revenues 5235.00 3477.00 7838.00 1426.00 EUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 86900.00 82600.00 86900.00 75000.00 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Production 16.00 15.00 58.00 15.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Weapons Sales 1768.00 2302.00 4021.00 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 June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
47288.00 48577.00 48577.00 1151.90 1970 - 2019 EUR Million Monthly
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