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. 2014-04-24

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 5516595.83 2013-12-31 5548504.94 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.


Swiss Trade Surplus Narrows Further in March  
The trade surplus decreased 10.6 percent in March of 2014 from the previous month to CHF 2.1 billion as imports rose at a higher pace than exports. Compared with a year earlier, the trade balance increased by 17.2 percent, driven by stronger sales of pharmaceuticals and chemicals products, and machinery to Europe and China.
Polish Unemployment Rate Falls in March  
Poland’s jobless rate dropped for the second straight month in March of 2014 to 13.5 percent, down from 13.9 percent in February and below market forecasts. A year earlier, unemployment was recorded at 14.3 percent.
South Korean Economy Expands at a Fastest Pace  
In the first quarter of 2014, South Korea’s GDP accelerated for the fourth straight quarter to an annual 3.9 percent growth rate, driven by exports.
South Korea GDP Growth Beats Expectations in Q1  
South Korean GDP expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2014, the same rate recorded in the previous quarter and above market expectations.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Increases Interest Rate to 3.0%  
At its April 23rd, 2014 meeting, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand lifted the benchmark interest rate for the second straight meeting by 25 bps to 3.0 percent, as inflationary pressures were increasing and were expected to continue doing so over the next two years.
US New Home Sales Fall Sharply in March  
Sales of new single-family houses dropped 14.5 percent in March of 2014 to their lowest level in eight months. Sales were recorded at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000, below the revised February rate of 449,000.
US Markit Manufacturing PMI Steady in April  
At 55.4 in April, the Markit Flash U.S. Manufacturing PMI was down fractionally from 55.5 in March, but still well above the neutral 50.0 value. Sharper rates of output and new business growth boosted the Manufacturing PMI during April, while the main negative influence on the headline index was a rise in the suppliers’ delivery times component.
Bank of Thailand Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged  
At its April 23rd, 2014 meeting, the Monetary Policy Committee left the benchmark interest rate on hold at 2.0 percent. Policymakers expect 2014 growth to be lower than previous assessed due to prolonged political unrest.
South Africa Inflation Rate Back to 6%  
South African annual consumer prices accelerated for the fourth straight month in March of 2014 to a six-month high 6 percent. On a monthly basis, prices advanced 1.3 percent, the fastest pace in five years.
Singapore Inflation Rate Edges Up in March  
Annual consumer prices rose 1.2 percent in March of 2014, up from a 0.4 percent increase in February, mainly due to a smaller fall in car prices. Contributions from all other major categories, except accommodation, were also slightly higher.

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