France Balance of Trade  1970-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

France recorded a trade gap of EUR5.21 billion in April of 2016, compared to a downwardly revised EUR4.20 billion in March and market expectations of a deficit of EUR4.0 billion. Exports rose 1.8 percent from a month earlier to EUR37.09 billion while imports also increased by 4.1 percent to EUR42.31 billion. In April 2015, trade deficit was at EUR3.13 billion. Balance of Trade in France averaged -1056.30 EUR Million from 1970 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 2674 EUR Million in October of 1997 and a record low of -7037 EUR Million in February of 2012. Balance of Trade in France is reported by the Ministère de l'Économie et des Finances.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-5219.00 -4204.00 2674.00 -7037.00 1970 - 2016 EUR Million Monthly
Since 2004, France has been recording trade deficits due the gradual erosion of the export-oriented industry, the appreciation of the EUR and the increasing dependency on imports of energy and manufactured products. In 2015, the biggest trade deficits were recorded with: China, Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and Ireland; while the biggest trade surpluses were recorded with: the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE, and Qatar. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-07 06:45 AM Feb €-5.18B €-3.91B €-3.8B € -3.6B
2016-05-04 06:45 AM Mar €-4.37B €-5.12B €-4.4B € -2.8B
2016-06-07 06:45 AM Apr €-5.2B €-4.2B €-4B € -3.1B
2016-07-07 06:45 AM May €-5.2B € -3.9B
2016-08-08 06:45 AM Jun € -2.8B
2016-09-08 06:45 AM Jul € -3.7B

France Trade Deficit Widens in April


France recorded a trade gap of EUR5.21 billion in April of 2016, compared to a downwardly revised EUR4.20 billion in March and market expectations of a deficit of EUR4.0 billion as exports rose less than imports.

Compared to a month earlier, export rose by 1.8 percent to EUR37.09 billion. Outbound shipments rose for: pharmaceuticals (+14.8 percent), chemicals (+5.6 percent), industrial and agriculture machinery (+4.3 percent), agriculture products (+3.0 percent); perfumes, cosmetics, cleaning products (+2.7 percent); works of arts(+6.2 percent);  wood, paper & cardboard (+2.9 percent); textiles, leather (+6.6 percent), rubber products & plastics (+2.9 percent), refined oil (+6.7 percent), electrical and household equipment (+0.8 percent) and automotive products (+3.4 percent). In contrast, sales declined for: natural hydrocarbon (-1.7 percent), computer, electronic & optical (-0.9 percent);  ships, trains & bikes (-7.6 percent); jewelry, toys, furniture (-1.1 percent), metalurgical and metal products (-1.8 percent) and  aerospace industry products (-3.6 percent).

While sales increased to Africa (+7.3 percent), Asia (+1.9 percent),  and the EU countries (+6.5 percent), exports fell to America (-1.3 percent),  the European countries outside EU (-4.4 percent) and the Middle East countries (-31.6 percent).

Imports increased by 4.1  percent to EUR42.31 billion. Purchases rose for:  works of arts (+2.8 percent); wood, paper & cardboard (+3.8 percent); textiles, leather (+5.3 percent);  rubber products & plastics (+4.2 percent); ships, trains & bikes (+11.0 percent), refined oil (+11.5 percent); jewelry, toys, furniture (+4.1 percent), electrical and household equipment (+6.5 percent), metalurgical and metal products (+5.3 percent), aerospace industry products (+2.8 percent) and automotive products (+9.6 percent).  In contrast, imports fell for: pharmaceuticals (-0.7 percent), chemicals (-0.3 percent), natural hydrocarbons (-2.3 percent), agriculture products (-0.3 percent); computers, electronic & opticals (-1.5 percent) and perfumes, cosmetics, cleaning products (-0.4 percent).

In April 2015, trade deficit was at EUR3.13 billion.


Ministère de l'Économie et des Finances l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
6/7/2016 9:02:46 AM

France Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -5219.00 -4204.00 2674.00 -7037.00 EUR Million [+]
Exports 37086.00 36437.00 39657.00 1165.60 EUR Million [+]
Imports 42305.00 40641.00 44459.00 1151.90 EUR Million [+]
Current Account -2821.00 -1868.00 4784.00 -6087.00 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 5013631.02 5250834.58 6016229.77 1726658.38 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.40 -1.40 3.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Terms of Trade 114.80 114.90 115.70 89.50 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 606.00 1414.00 20881.00 -8809.00 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows -18340.00 11622.00 59842.00 -48842.00 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 39.00 39.00 87.00 22.00 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 2435.66 2435.63 3024.70 2435.38 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 17.00 16.00 58.34 15.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 4.55 4.88 5.41 3.38 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 83800.00 83600.00 83800.00 75000.00 Thousand [+]
Weapons Sales 2013.00 1734.00 4008.00 14.00 USD Million [+]




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