Top French Imports from the World
In 2018, France bought US$659 billion worth of imported products down by -0.1% since 2014 but up by 7.5% from 2017 to 2018.
Top 10 French Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to France amounted to
$102.3 billion or 15.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $17.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $14 billion
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $11.1 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $6 billion
  5. Plastics: $6 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $4.2 billion
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $4 billion
  8. Iron and steel: $3.1 billion
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $2.9 billion
10. Organic chemicals: $2.6 billion
Top 10 French Imports from China

China's exports to France amounted to
$58.9 billion or 8.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $15.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $11.7 billion
  3. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $3.5 billion
  4. Knit or crochet clothing: $3.2 billion
  5. Furniture, lighting, signs: $2.9 billion
  6. Toys, games: $2.9 billion
  7. Footwear: $2 billion
  8. Plastics: $1.7 billion
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $1.6 billion
10. Leather, animal gut articles: $1.4 billion
Top 10 French Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to France amounted to
$50.4 billion or 7.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $7.4 billion
  2. Vehicles: $6.4 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $3.1 billion
  4. Plastics: $2.6 billion
  5. Iron or steel products: $2.2 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $1.7 billion
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.6 billion
  8. Iron and steel: $1.5 billion
  9. Footwear: $1.5 billion
10. Paper: $1.3 billion
Top 10 French Imports from Belgium

Belgium's exports to France amounted to
$46.4 billion or 7% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $11.6 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $3.7 billion
  3. Plastics: $3.1 billion
  4. Vehicles: $2.7 billion
  5. Organic chemicals: $2.2 billion
  6. Machinery: $2 billion
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $1.6 billion
  8. Other chemical goods: $1.2 billion
  9. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $894 million
10. Electronic equipment: $888.5 million
Top 10 French Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to France amounted to
$42.9 billion or 6.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $10 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.6 billion
  3. Plastics: $2.2 billion
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $2 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $1.9 billion
  6. Fruits, nuts: $1.9 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $1.4 billion
  8. Iron or steel products: $1.2 billion
  9. Vegetables: $1.2 billion
10. Aluminum: $1.1 billion
Top 10 French Imports from the US

America's exports to France amounted to
$41.5 billion or 6.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $12.4 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.8 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $3.4 billion
  4. Aircraft, spacecraft: $3.4 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $3.2 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $3.1 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $2.4 billion
  8. Other chemical goods: $1.2 billion
  9. Vehicles: $926.2 million
10. Plastics: $874.7 million
Top 10 French Imports from Netherlands

Dutch exports to France amounted to
$30.1 billion or 4.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $3.4 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.6 billion
  3. Vehicles: $2.4 billion
  4. Plastics: $2 billion
  5. Organic chemicals: $1.6 billion
  6. Electronic equipment: $1.5 billion
  7. Dairy, eggs, honey: $1 billion
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $866.6 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $848 million
10. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $814.6 million
Top 10 French Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to France amounted to
$24.3 billion or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $3.9 billion
  2. Vehicles: $3.3 billion
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.7 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $1.4 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $1.4 billion
  6. Plastics: $1.2 billion
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $904.9 million
  8. Beverages: $855.5 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $786.3 million
10. Fish: $688.6 million
Top 10 French Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to France amounted to
$17.6 billion or 2.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $3 billion
  2. Clocks, watches: $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 billion
  8. Organic chemicals: $738.4 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $674.4 million
10. Plastics: $337.9 million
Top 10 French Imports from Poland

Poland's exports to France amounted to
$12.7 billion or 1.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $2.2 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.5 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.5 billion
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $850.9 million
  5. Plastics: $653 million
  6. Rubber: $547.8 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $399.1 million
  8. Meat: $361.8 million
  9. Wood: $357.8 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $286.5 million
Top 10 French Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to France amounted to
$11.9 billion or 1.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $3.3 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1.4 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $762.6 million
  5. Photo/cinematographic goods: $313 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $312.4 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $276.2 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $237.9 million
  9. Plastics: $231.9 million
10. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $224.7 million
Fastest-Growing French Imports 2018
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