Overview In Fourth Quarter 2021 France exported €131B and imported €166B, resulting in a negative trade balance of €34.5B. Between Fourth Quarter 2020 and Fourth Quarter 2021 the exports of France have increased by €15B (12.9%) from €116B to €131B, while imports increased by €32.8B (24.6%) from €133B to €166B.
Trade In Fourth Quarter 2021, the top exports of France were Chemical products (€17.3B), Other transport equipment (€11.7B), Motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (€11.5B), n.e.c. machinery and equipment (€9.94B), and Food products (€9.39B). In Fourth Quarter 2021 the top imports of France were Motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (€16.5B), Computer, electronic and optical (€14.9B), Chemical products (€13.7B), n.e.c. machinery and equipment (€12.5B), and hydrocarbons (€11.6B).
Origins In Fourth Quarter 2021 the exports of France were mainly from Haute-Garonne (€6.97B), Nord (€6.85B), Hauts-de-Seine (€6.76B), Seine-Maritime (€6.7B), and Paris (€5.77B), while imports destinations were mainly Paris (€10.9B), Nord (€10B), Bouches-du-Rhône (€9.46B), Seine-Maritime (€9.38B), and Hauts-de-Seine (€8.06B).
Destinations In Fourth Quarter 2021, France exported mostly to Germany (€18.3B), Italy (€10.8B), Belgium (€10.3B), Spain (€10.2B), and United States (€9.3B), and imported mostly from Germany (€21.9B), China (€18.7B), Belgium (€14.1B), Italy (€12.2B), and Spain (€11.3B).
Growth In Fourth Quarter 2021, the increase in France's year-by-year exports was explained primarily by an increase in exports to Turkey (€571M or 35.6%), Poland (€388M or 15.7%), and Netherlands (€265M or 6.23%), and product exports increase in Chemical products (€1.6B or 11.4%), Collection, treatment and disposal; materials recovery (€555M or 57.9%), and Products of agriculture and hunting and... (€555M or 15.1%). In Fourth Quarter 2021, the increase in France's year-by-year imports was explained primarily by an increase in imports from Spain (€835M or 8.85%), Belgium (€382M or 4.14%), and Poland (€285M or 9.51%), and product imports increase in Chemical products (€1.13B or 10.6%), Iron products (€887M or 16.3%), and rubber and plastic products (€675M or 14.9%).