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Trade in France

France was the world’s 10th largest exporter of goods and 6th largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $620.46 billion and $337.19 billion USD respectively. France’s top export category was Manufactures, followed by Machinery and transport equipment, and Chemicals. In 2022, France’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to Germany, Italy and United States, with trade representing 73.25 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, France is the world’s 6th largest importer of goods and 6th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $823.22 billion and $285.80 billion USD respectively in 2022. France’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Machinery and transport equipment and Fuels and mining products. Leading import partners were Germany, Belgium and Netherlands. France is part of 47 different Regional Trade Agreements, including EU – Albania and EU – Algeria.
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

French Republic





WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

civil law; review of administrative but not legislative acts



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Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.



Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • ABN AMRO Bank NV Paris - Paris, France - SWIFT: ABNAFRPPXXX

  • Attijariwafa Bank Europe - Paris, France - SWIFT: BCMAFRPP

  • Banco do Brasil France - Paris, France - SWIFT: BRASFRPP

  • Banco Santander SA - Paris, France - SWIFT: BSCHFRPP

  • Bank of China Agence Italie - Paris, France - SWIFT: BKCHFRPP013

  • Bank of China Paris - Paris, France - SWIFT: BKCHFRPP

  • Banque SBA - Paris, France - SWIFT: SBAAFRPP

  • Banque Palatine - Paris, France - SWIFT: BSPFFRPP

  • Banque Chaabi du Maroc - Paris, France - SWIFT: BCDMFRPP

  • BLOM Bank France - Paris, France - SWIFT: BLOMFRPP

  • BNP Paribas Paris - Paris, France - SWIFT: BNPAFRPP

  • BNP Paribas Guadeloupe - Pointe a Pitre, France - SWIFT: BNPAGPGX

  • BNP Paribas Guyane - Cayenne, France - SWIFT: BNPAGFGX

  • BNP Paribas Martinique - Fort de France, France - SWIFT: BNPAMQMX

  • BNP Paribas Nouvelle Caledonie - Cedex, France - SWIFT: BNPANCNX

  • BNP Paribas Reunion - Reunion, France - SWIFT: BNPARERX

  • BRED Banque Populaire - Paris, France - SWIFT: BREDFRPP

  • Byblos Bank Europe SA Paris - Paris, France - SWIFT: BYBBFRPP

  • Caixa Geral de Depositos SA Paris - Paris, France - SWIFT: CGDIFRPP

  • Credit Agricole CIB - Paris, France - SWIFT: BSUIFRPP

  • Credit Commercial de France SA - Paris, France - SWIFT: CCFRFRPP

  • Deutsche Bank AG Paris - Paris, France - SWIFT: DEUTFRPP

  • Europe Arab Bank Paris - Paris, France - SWIFT: ARABFRDE

  • Fransabank (France) SA - Paris, France – SWIFT: FRAFRPP

  • ING Bank (France) SA - Paris, France - SWIFT: INGBFRPP

  • Intesa Sanpaolo Paris - Paris, France - SWIFT: BCITFRPP

  • KBC France - Paris, France - SWIFT: KREDFRPP

  • BMCE Bank International (Prev.MediCapital Bank PLC) - Paris, France - SWIFT: BMCEFRPP

  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd - Paris, France - SWIFT: MHCBFRPP

  • Monte Paschi Banque SA - Paris, France - SWIFT: MONTFRPP

  • National Bank of Kuwait (International) PLC - Paris, France - SWIFT: NBOKFRPP

  • National Bank of Abu Dhabi - France - SWIFT: NBADFRPP

  • Natixis SA - Paris, France - SWIFT: CCBPFRPPPAR

  • Qatar National Bank Paris - Paris, France - SWIFT: QNBAFRPP

  • Societe Generale - Paris, France - SWIFT: SOGEFRPP

  • UBAF Tokyo - Tokyo, France - SWIFT: UBAFJPJX

  • Union de Banques Arabes et Francaises - Paris, France - SWIFT: UBAFFRPP

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Industrial Property Offices

  • French Patent and Trademark Office (INPI)

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Bureau des négociations européennes et multilatérales
    Sous-direction des affaires sanitaires européennes et internationales
    Direction générale de l'alimentation (DGAL)
    Phone: +(33 1) 4955 8002

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'alimentation, de la pêche et des Affaires rurales
    251 rue de Vaugirard

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Ministères économiques et financiers

    Bât. Sieyès -Télédoc 143
    61, Bd Vincent Auriol

    [email protected]

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Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

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Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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