Exporting to France

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Exporting to France

France is the second largest consumer market in Europe with more than 65 million inhabitants; it is the world’s fifth largest economy and imports more than $600 billion worth of goods each year. France is home to Europe’s largest banking, aerospace and nuclear industries, the second largest agricultural and chemical industries and the third largest communications technology and pharmaceutical sectors. It also has the world’s largest tourism industry with 80 million annual visitors bringing in about €77 billion.

The main imports to France are fuel (17%), electronics (11%), chemicals (8%) and metal products (8%). About two thirds of these imported products come from within the European Union with Germany (17%), China (8%), Belgium (8%) and Italy the main trading partners.

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Country Profile

CapitalFrench RepublicRpublique franaise(French) Flag National emblem Motto:"Libert, galit, fraternit""Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" Anthem:"La Marseillaise" Location of metropolitan France(dark green) ?in Europe(green &dark grey) ?in the European Union(green) Location of the territory of the French Republic (red) Adlie Land (Antarctic claim; hatched) Paris
Population 66,991,000
Area 643,801  km2 (248,573 sq mi)
km2 (41st)
Currency Euro (EUR)
GDP
Languages French

France: Imports Profile

Imports from France

Imports from France: $525.4 billion
Import commodities:Machinery and equipment, vehicles, crude oil, aircraft, plastics, chemicals
Top import destinations:Germany 19.5%, Belgium 11.3%, Italy 7.6%, Netherlands 7.4%, Spain 6.6%, United Kingdom 5.1%, China 4.9%, (2012 est.)
GDP growth (annual %)

Exporting to France: What is trade finance?

Export finance is a revolving facility which lenders offer - it enables businesses to buy goods and can help ease cash flow problems.

Often, an alternative financier will fund all of the cost of the goods, including charges (e.g. taxes).

Trade finance offers benefits over more traditional bank funding such as bridging mortgages or business loans. Trade finance provides quick funding without affecting existing bank relationships.

How does it work?

If you're a company importing or exporting goods around the world, then a trade finance facility would help you to fund this through offering a LC (letter of credit) or some form of cash advance.

I’m looking to export to France, how can Trade Finance Global help, and how does it work?

If you’re looking to export inventory to other countries, you may require finance for exporting, which is a commercial agreement between you (the exporter), and the importer. A alternative financier will advance you the cost of producing the stock supplies that you are exporting (as a loan), either once you have sent the goods, or before producing them. Once the importer has received the stock supplies and pays you for the import, you will repay the advance from the export bank over an agreed period.

Read the TFG Exporters Guide here.

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Country Profile

CapitalFrench RepublicRpublique franaise(French) Flag National emblem Motto:"Libert, galit, fraternit""Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" Anthem:"La Marseillaise" Location of metropolitan France(dark green) ?in Europe(green &dark grey) ?in the European Union(green) Location of the territory of the French Republic (red) Adlie Land (Antarctic claim; hatched) Paris
Population 66,991,000
Area 643,801  km2 (248,573 sq mi)
km2 (41st)
Currency Euro (EUR)
GDP
Languages French

1.43

Econ Complexity 14th of 184
1980
2015

$506B

Exports 6th of 221
1980
2015

$557B

Imports 7th of 221
1980
2015

$41k

GDP Per Capita 26th of 184
1990
2015
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