France

Economic data

The fifth largest economy in the world and the second largest economy in Europe.

Is France still the promised land?

France is the

  • seventh largest economy in the world
  • and the third largest in Europe
GDP in billions of U.S. dollars2017
USA19 391
China12 238
Japan4872
Germany3677
Great Britain2622
India2597
France2583
Brazil2056
Italy1935
Canada1653
Russia1578

Source: Weltbank

 
 

France is the sixth largest importer in the world

and the third largest in Europe

GDP in billions of U.S. dollars2017
USA2409
China1842
Germany1167
Japan672
Great Britain644
France625
Hong Kong590
Netherlands574
South Korea478
Italy453
India447
Canada442

Source: Wto World trade organisation

 
 
Primary imports from France according to  SITC
(% of the total imports)
2017
Chemical products13,4
Motor cars and motor car components9,9
Other modes of transport4,6
Machinery10,1
Foodstuffs8,0
Pharmaceuticals4,4
Crude oil6,8
Electrotechnics4,6
Electronics6,2
Textils and clothing4,9
Miscellaneaouse27,1
Exports to France according to SITC (% of the total exports)2017
Chemical products17,4
Motor cars and motor cars components8,5
Other modes of transport9,7
Machinery10,3
Foodstuffs7,9
Pharmaceuticals5,6
Chemicals4,6
Electrotechnics4,0
Electronics3,6
Textils and clothing2,8
Miscellaneous25,6
 
 

France – soon to be once again – the top consumer for the German economy

  • France is one of Germany’s most important export markets at €105 billion
  • behind the United States,
  • and before China

Purchasing power similar to Germany

  • France is the second largest market in Europe
  • France has above-average per capita income compared to the EU
    • +- 20% / Germany    (France 104 – Germany 123)

GNP per capita in Europe

GNP per capita
European average : 100
2016
Luxembourg258
Ireland183
Netherlands128
Austria128
Denmark124
Germany123
Sweden123
Belgium118
Finland109
Great Britain107
France104
Italy97

Source: Eurostat