Top French Imports from the World
In 2017, France bought US$611.7 billion worth of imported products down by -8.9% since 2013 and up by 9.1% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 French Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to France amounted to
$96.8 billion or 15.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $17.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $13 billion
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $12 billion
  4. Plastics: $5.6 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $5.6 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $3.9 billion
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.1 billion
  8. Iron and steel: $2.8 billion
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $2.7 billion
10. Organic chemicals: $2.4 billion
Top 10 French Imports from China

China's exports to France amounted to
$55.5 billion or 9.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $14.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $10.4 billion
  3. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $3.5 billion
  4. Knit or crochet clothing: $3.1 billion
  5. Toys, games: $3 billion
  6. Furniture, lighting, signs: $2.7 billion
  7. Footwear: $1.9 billion
  8. Plastics: $1.7 billion
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $1.4 billion
10. Leather, animal gut articles: $1.4 billion
Top 10 French Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to France amounted to
$46.8 billion or 7.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $6.7 billion
  2. Vehicles: $5.4 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $2.9 billion
  4. Plastics: $2.5 billion
  5. Iron or steel products: $2 billion
  6. Footwear: $1.7 billion
  7. Leather, animal gut articles: $1.6 billion
  8. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.4 billion
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $1.4 billion
10. Iron and steel: $1.3 billion
Top 10 French Imports from Belgium

Belgium's exports to France amounted to
$41.1 billion or 6.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $9.6 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $3.4 billion
  3. Plastics: $3 billion
  4. Vehicles: $2.5 billion
  5. Machinery: $1.7 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $1.5 billion
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $1.4 billion
  8. Other chemical goods: $1 billion
  9. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $824 million
10. Electronic equipment: $788.3 million
Top 10 French Imports from the US

America's exports to France amounted to
$39.6 billion or 6.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $10.4 billion
  2. Aircraft, spacecraft: $5.1 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $3.6 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $3.6 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.1 billion
  6. Electronic equipment: $2.8 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $2.1 billion
  8. Other chemical goods: $1.3 billion
  9. Plastics: $789.9 million
10. Vehicles: $574.4 million
Top 10 French Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to France amounted to
$16.7 billion or 2.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $2.5 billion
  2. Clocks, watches: $2.3 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $1.7 billion
  4. Gems, precious metals: $1.4 billion
  5. Coffee, tea, spices: $1.4 billion
  6. Machinery: $1.2 billion
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $1 billion
  8. Electronic equipment: $691.3 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $649.2 million
10. Mineral fuels including oil: $413.9 million
Top 10 French Imports from Poland

Poland's exports to France amounted to
$11.4 billion or 1.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $2 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.4 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.3 billion
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $767.3 million
  5. Plastics: $584.5 million
  6. Rubber: $446.7 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $319.7 million
  8. Wood: $301.7 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $296.3 million
10. Meat: $291.7 million
Top 10 French Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to France amounted to
$11.2 billion or 1.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $3.1 billion
  2. Vehicles: $3 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1.2 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $770.4 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $333.5 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $286.2 million
  7. Photo/cinematographic goods: $279.8 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $266.7 million
  9. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $228.4 million
10. Plastics: $209.1 million
Top 10 French Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to France amounted to
$15.7 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $2.5 billion
  2. Cereals: $2.2 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $1.8 billion
  4. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  5. Cocoa: $1.1 billion
  6. Gems, precious metals: $1.1 billion
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $959.9 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $699.4 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $689.8 million
10. Plastics: $325.3 million
Top 10 French Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to France amounted to
$10.4 billion or 1.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.8 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1.2 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $716 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $331.9 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $263.2 million
  7. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $238.2 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $212.3 million
  9. Plastics: $195.9 million
10. Photo/cinematographic goods: $174 million
Top 10 French Imports from Poland

Poland's exports to France amounted to
$10 billion or 1.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.8 billion
  2. Vehicles: $1.2 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1.2 billion
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $735.2 million
  5. Plastics: $503.9 million
  6. Rubber: $405.1 million
  7. Wood: $263.9 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $261.1 million
  9. Meat: $248.2 million
10. Paper: $215.2 million
Fastest-Growing French Imports 2017
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