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

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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 [+]
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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.


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