France Imports

Imports in France decreased to 39609 EUR Million in February of 2014 from 41923 EUR Million in January of 2014. Imports in France is reported by the Ministère de l'Économie et des Finances. Imports in France averaged 18145.37 EUR Million from 1970 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 44348 EUR Million in August of 2012 and a record low of 1151.90 EUR Million in May of 1970. France main imports are: fuel (17 percent of total imports), electronics (11.3 percent), chemicals (8.5 percent), metal products (7.8 percent), industrial and agricultural machinery (7.5 percent), cars (7 percent), food and clothing. Trade inflows from Europe account for 68 percent of total imports. Main import partners are: Germany (17 percent), China (8 percent), Belgium (7.8 percent), Italy (7.3 percent), Spain (6 percent), United States (5.6 percent) and United Kingdom (4.4 percent). This page provides - France Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-21

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
39609.00 41923.00 44348.00 1151.90 39522.28 | 2014/06 1970 - 2014 EUR Million Monthly


France Imports

Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Current Account to GDP -1.90 2012-12-31 -2.60 2.70 -2.60 -1.77 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Capital Flows 16424.00 2014-02-15 -3215.00 59842.00 -48842.00 7292.06 2014-06-30 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 5548504.94 2013-09-30 5402462.48 5677713.63 1726658.38 5688026.50 2014-06-30 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 0.00 2014-02-15 508.00 20881.00 -8809.00 505.07 2014-06-30 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 45.00 2014-02-15 44.00 87.00 22.00 44.82 2014-06-30 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 92.50 2013-09-15 91.20 105.30 89.50 92.79 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Current Account -1400.00 2014-02-15 -3700.00 4784.00 -6203.00 -1994.11 2014-06-30 EUR Million [+]
Balance of Trade -3368.00 2014-02-15 -5613.00 2674.00 -6975.00 -4675.91 2014-06-30 EUR Million [+]
Exports 36241.00 2014-02-15 36310.00 38392.00 1165.60 36471.33 2014-06-30 EUR Million [+]
Imports 39609.00 2014-02-15 41923.00 44348.00 1151.90 39522.28 2014-06-30 EUR Million [+]

Imports | Notes
An import is any good or service brought into one country from another country in a legitimate fashion, typically for use in trade. Import goods or services are provided to domestic consumers by foreign producers. An import in the receiving country is an export to the sending country. Import of goods normally requires involvement of the Customs authorities in both the country of import and the country of export and is often subject to import quotas, tariffs and trade agreements.


French Inflation Rate Slows in March  
French annual consumer prices decelerated in March of 2014 to 0.6 percent, the lowest rate since October last year. On a monthly basis, prices rose 0.4 percent, down from 0.6 percent in February.
French Trade Deficit Narrows to 4-1/2-Year Low  
In February of 2014, French trade deficit decreased to € 3.37 billion, down from a € 5.6 billion gap a month earlier and in the same month last year. It is the lowest trade deficit since July of 2009, mainly due to a fall in imports.
French GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.3% in Q4  
The French economy advanced 0.3 percent in the final quarter of 2013, in line with the first estimate and recovering from a 0.1 percent contraction in the previous three months.
French Inflation Rate Accelerates in February  
French consumer prices increased to 0.9 percent year-on-year in February of 2014, after remaining steady at 0.7 percent in each of the previous three months. On a monthly basis, prices accelerated to 0.6 percent after a decline of 0.6 percent in January.
French Trade Deficit Widens in January  
French trade deficit increased in January of 2014 to a seasonally adjusted € 5.7 billion from € 5.2 billion in the previous month and € 5.4 billion a year earlier. Exports declined hurt by lower sales of manufactured goods, art and arms and imports remained almost unchanged.
French Unemployment Rate Falls in Q4  
France's jobless rate decreased to 10.2 percent in the last quarter of 2013, down from a revised 10.3 percent in the previous three-month period. The unemployment rate was calculated under a new method significantly lowering the jobless level.
French CPI Unchanged in January  
In January of 2014, French annual inflation rate remained steady at 0.7 percent for the second straight month. From December to January, prices fell 0.6 percent, after a 0.3 percent drop in the previous period.
French Economy Rebounds in Q4  
French GDP rose 0.3 percent In the fourth quarter of 2013 over the previous three month period due to increased household consumption and investment.
France Trade Deficit Falls in 2013  
France's trade deficit shrank by 6 billion euros to 61.2 billion euros in 2013, its lowest level since 2010 as imports fell faster than exports.
French Inflation Rate Stable at 0.7% in December  
In December of 2013, French annual inflation rate remained steady at 0.7 percent, the same rate recorded in the previous month. On a monthly basis, prices rose for the first time in three months by 0.3 percent due to higher cost of transport, communication and fresh food.


Chile Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
At its April 17th, 2014 meeting, Central Bank of Chile left the benchmark interest rate on hold at 4 percent, following last month's cut, citing low output and demand, but hinted possible future rate cuts, depending on domestic and external conditions.
Russia Unemployment Drops in March  
Russian jobless rate fell for the first time in four months to 5.4 percent, after remaining stable at 5.6 percent in the previous two months.
Canada Inflation Rises Above Forecasts in March  
The annual consumer prices in Canada accelerated to 1.5 percent in March of 2014 following a 1.1 increase in the previous month, as energy prices surged.
US Jobless Claims Rise Slightly  
In the week ending April 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 304,000, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 300,000 to 302,000. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims.
Brazil Unemployment Rate Down to 5%  
In March of 2014, Brazil’s jobless rate fell by 0.1 percentage point to 5 percent, below market forecasts. A year earlier, unemployment reached 5.7 percent.
Dutch Unemployment Rate Falls for the First Time in 2014  
In March of 2014, Netherlands’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 8.7 percent from 8.8 percent in the previous month and 8.1 percent a year earlier, as more people left permanently the labor market rather than found jobs.
Singaporean Trade Surplus Narrows Sharply in March  
The trade surplus decreased 51.1 percent in March of 2014 over a year earlier and 47.2 percent from February to SGD 2.3 billion. Imports rose at a faster pace than exports, as sales of pharmaceuticals and electronics fell, while shipments of petrochemicals and re-exports contributed to overall increase.
Mozambique Leaves Lending Rate Steady at 8.25%  
At its April 16th, 2014 meeting, Bank of Mozambique left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 8.25 percent for the sixth consecutive meeting, saying this was consistent with meeting domestic economic targets for 2014.
Spanish Trade Deficit Narrows to 4-Month Low  
In February of 2014, Spanish trade gap decreased to € 1.62 billion, down from € 2.82 billion in the previous month. Compared with the same month a year earlier, the trade deficit widened 37 percent.
Angolan Inflation Rate Down To 7.32% in March  
The annual consumer prices in Angola decelerated for the second consecutive month to 7.32 percent in March of 2014, from 7.48 percent recorded in February of 2014.

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