Top French Imports from the World
In 2015, France bought US$572.7 billion worth of imported products down by 18.3% since 2011 and down by 13.2% from 2014 to 2015.
Top 10 French Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to France amounted to
$111.2 billion or 19.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $15.9 billion
  2. Aircraft, spacecraft: $15.4 billion
  3. Machinery: $15.3 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $8.1 billion
  5. Plastics: $5.7 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $3.9 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $3.5 billion
  8. Oil: $3.3 billion
  9. Iron and steel: $2.6 billion
10. Iron or steel products: $2.6 billion
Top 10 French Imports from Belgium

Belgium's exports to France amounted to
$61.4 billion or 10.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $11.2 billion
  2. Vehicles: $4.7 billion
  3. Machinery: $3.5 billion
  4. Plastics: $3.5 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $3.2 billion
  6. Iron and steel: $3.1 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $3.1 billion
  8. Electronic equipment: $1.9 billion
  9. Knit or crochet clothing: $1.4 billion
10. Medical, technical equipment: $1.4 billion
Top 10 French Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to France amounted to
$43.8 billion or 7.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $6.3 billion
  2. Vehicles: $4.8 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $3.6 billion
  4. Plastics: $2.4 billion
  5. Iron or steel products: $1.8 billion
  6. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.4 billion
  7. Footwear: $1.3 billion
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $1.2 billion
  9. Oil: $1.2 billion
10. Paper: $1.1 billion
Top 10 French Imports from Netherlands

Dutch exports to France amounted to
$42.8 billion or 7.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $6.4 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $6 billion
  3. Oil: $2.5 billion
  4. Organic chemicals: $2.4 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $2.1 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $2 billion
  7. Plastics: $2 billion
  8. Vehicles: $1.5 billion
  9. Tobacco: $987.2 million
10. Iron and steel: $831.2 million
Top 10 French Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to France amounted to
$38.9 billion or 6.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $9.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.4 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $2 billion
  4. Plastics: $1.8 billion
  5. Fruits, nuts: $1.7 billion
  6. Oil: $1.3 billion
  7. Meat: $1 billion
  8. Vegetables: $995.6 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $969 million
10. Iron and steel: $923.6 million
Top 10 French Imports from the US

America's exports to France amounted to
$31.2 billion or 5.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $8.4 billion
  2. Aircraft, spacecraft: $6 billion
  3. Oil: $3.2 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $2.2 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $1.9 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $1.5 billion
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $1.4 billion
  8. Other chemical goods: $904.8 million
  9. Plastics: $581.4 million
10. Iron or steel products: $413.4 million
Top 10 French Imports from China

China's exports to France amounted to
$30.7 billion or 5.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $6.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $4.2 billion
  3. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $2.3 billion
  4. Knit or crochet clothing: $2.2 billion
  5. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.8 billion
  6. Plastics: $1.2 billion
  7. Toys, games: $1.1 billion
  8. Footwear: $1.1 billion
  9. Leather, animal gut articles: $951.5 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $853.1 million
Top 10 French Imports from the UK

UK's exports to France amounted to
$24.1 billion or 4.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.6 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.5 billion
  3. Oil: $1.8 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $1.7 billion
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.7 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $1.3 billion
  7. Plastics: $1 billion
  8. Beverages: $797.7 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $773.2 million
10. Organic chemicals: $683.4 million
Top 10 French Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to France amounted to
$18.4 billion or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $2.7 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $2.3 billion
  3. Clocks and watches: $2.3 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $1.7 billion
  5. Coffee, tea and spices: $1.1 billion
  6. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $995.3 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $939.9 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $641.8 million
10. Leather, animal gut articles: $585.3 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: $1.7 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.3 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.2 billion
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $682.4 million
  5. Plastics: $469.3 million
  6. Rubber: $391.9 million
  7. Wood: $294.8 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $253.9 million
  9. Meat: $249.1 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $244.5 million
Top 10 French Imports from Czech Republic

Czech Republic's exports to France amounted to
$7.9 billion or 1.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.9 billion
  2. Vehicles: $1.9 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1.7 billion
  4. Plastics: $220.8 million
  5. Rubber: $217.8 million
  6. Toys, games: $205.7 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $190.4 million
  8. Furniture, lighting, signs: $150.1 million
  9. Railway, tram equipment: $90.1 million
10. Glass: $86.8 million
Fastest-Growing French Imports 2015
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.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis