Top French Imports from the World
In 2019, France bought US$638.0 billion worth of imported products up by 13.3% since 2015 and down by -3.4% from 2018 to 2019.
Top 10 French Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to France amounted to
$95 billion or 14.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $16.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $13.6 billion
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $10.7 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $5.8 billion
  5. Plastics: $5.5 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $3.8 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $2.9 billion
  8. Iron and steel: $2.6 billion
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.3 billion
10. Organic chemicals: $2.3 billion
Top 10 French Imports from China

China's exports to France amounted to
$58.8 billion or 9.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $15.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $11.4 billion
  3. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $3.3 billion
  4. Knit or crochet clothing: $3 billion
  5. Furniture, lighting, signs: $2.9 billion
  6. Toys, games: $2.9 billion
  7. Plastics: $1.9 billion
  8. Footwear: $1.8 billion
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $1.8 billion
10. Vehicles: $1.4 billion
Top 10 French Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to France amounted to
$48.4 billion or 7.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $7.3 billion
  2. Vehicles: $5.8 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $2.7 billion
  4. Plastics: $2.5 billion
  5. Iron or steel products: $2.1 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $1.6 billion
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.6 billion
  8. Footwear: $1.5 billion
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.4 billion
10. Iron and steel: $1.3 billion
Top 10 French Imports from the US

America's exports to France amounted to
$42.7 billion or 6.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $11.9 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $4.8 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $3.9 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $3.5 billion
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $3.5 billion
  6. Electronic equipment: $3.1 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $2 billion
  8. Vehicles: $1.2 billion
  9. Other chemical goods: $1.2 billion
10. Plastics: $880.4 million
Top 10 French Imports from Belgium

Belgium's exports to France amounted to
$42.6 billion or 6.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $9.9 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $3.1 billion
  3. Vehicles: $2.8 billion
  4. Plastics: $2.8 billion
  5. Organic chemicals: $2.1 billion
  6. Machinery: $2 billion
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $1.4 billion
  8. Other chemical goods: $1.2 billion
  9. Electronic equipment: $876.2 million
10. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $830.8 million
Top 10 French Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to France amounted to
$41.4 billion or 6.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $10 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.4 billion
  3. Plastics: $2.1 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $1.9 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.9 billion
  6. Fruits, nuts: $1.8 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $1.3 billion
  8. Vegetables: $1.2 billion
  9. Iron or steel products: $1.1 billion
10. Meat: $1 billion
Top 10 French Imports from Netherlands

Dutch exports to France amounted to
$28.3 billion or 4.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $3.1 billion
  2. Vehicles: $2.2 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.1 billion
  4. Plastics: $1.8 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $1.5 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $1.3 billion
  7. Other chemical goods: $966.5 million
  8. Dairy, eggs, honey: $921.9 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $912.2 million
10. Live trees and plants: $775.2 million
Top 10 French Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to France amounted to
$23.7 billion or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $4.2 billion
  2. Vehicles: $3.1 billion
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.6 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $1.5 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $1.2 billion
  6. Plastics: $1 billion
  7. Gems, precious metals: $775 million
  8. Beverages: $763.6 million
  9. Fish: $746.4 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $705 million
Top 10 French Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to France amounted to
$16.4 billion or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Clocks, watches: $2.3 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $2.3 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $1.7 billion
  4. Gems, precious metals: $1.6 billion
  5. Coffee, tea, spices: $1.4 billion
  6. Machinery: $1.2 billion
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $1.1 billion
  8. Organic chemicals: $761.6 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $642.7 million
10. Plastics: $304 million
Top 10 French Imports from Poland

Poland's exports to France amounted to
$13.1 billion or 2.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $2.2 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.8 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.6 billion
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $847.9 million
  5. Plastics: $650.6 million
  6. Rubber: $492.2 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $432 million
  8. Wood: $365.3 million
  9. Meat: $328 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $319.4 million
Top 10 French Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to France amounted to
$11.5 billion or 1.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $3.1 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1.2 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $729.9 million
  5. Other chemical goods: $384.8 million
  6. Photo/cinematographic goods: $291 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $286.7 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $243.5 million
  9. Plastics: $223 million
10. Toys, games: $220.9 million
Fastest-Growing French Imports 2019
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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