Overview: In Fourth Quarter 2020 France exported €116B and imported €133B, resulting in a negative trade balance of €16.7B. Between Fourth Quarter 2019 and Fourth Quarter 2020 the exports of France have decreased by €-10.1B (-8%) from €127B to €116B, while imports decreased by €-10.4B (-7.21%) from €144B to €133B.
Trade: In Fourth Quarter 2020, the top exports of France were Chemical products (€14B), Motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (€13.4B), Other transport equipment (€12B), n.e.c. machinery and equipment (€9.47B), and pharmaceutical basic and pharmaceutical preparations Products (€9.01B). In Fourth Quarter 2020 the top imports of France were Motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (€17.6B), Computer, electronic and optical (€13.7B), n.e.c. machinery and equipment (€11.2B), Chemical products (€10.6B), and Food products (€9.21B).
Origins: In Fourth Quarter 2020 the exports of France were mainly from Haute-Garonne (€7.98B), Hauts-de-Seine (€6.02B), Bas-Rhin (€5.55B), Nord (€5.53B), and Seine-Maritime (€4.94B), while imports destinations were mainly Nord (€8.01B), Paris (€6.18B), Seine-Maritime (€5.82B), Bouches-du-Rhône (€5.68B), and Val-d'Oise (€5.23B).
Destinations: In Fourth Quarter 2020, France exported mostly to Germany (€16.7B), Italy (€8.99B), Spain (€8.51B), Belgium (€8.34B), and United Kingdom (€7.89B), and imported mostly from Germany (€19.6B), China (€15.2B), Italy (€10.9B), Spain (€9.94B), and Belgium (€8.41B).
Growth: In Fourth Quarter 2020, the decrease in France's year-by-year exports was explained primarily by an decrease in exports to United States (€-2.14B or -21.6%), Switzerland (€-1.21B or -24.9%), and Germany (€-647M or -3.73%), and product exports decrease in Other transport equipment (€-7.86B or -39.6%), Computer, electronic and optical (€-1.15B or -13.5%), and Products of coke and refined petroleum (€-519M or -29.3%). In Fourth Quarter 2020, the decrease in France's year-by-year imports was explained primarily by an decrease in imports from United States (€-2.92B or -28.8%), Germany (€-1.42B or -6.78%), and Belgium (€-825M or -8.93%), and product imports decrease in Other transport equipment (€-3.64B or -39.1%), hydrocarbons (€-3.24B or -45%), and Products of coke and refined petroleum (€-2.53B or -42.2%).