France's main export is a group of domestic items referred to as valuable commodities. These valuable commodities are manufactured items, such as airplanes, farm products, vehicles and pharmaceuticals.
Beverages, chemicals, plastics, machinery, transportation equipment, iron and steel are other items high on France's export manifest. About 27 percent of France's gross domestic product, or GDP, comes from exporting manufactured items. As of 2013, France had approximately $579 billion worth of annual exports, which is slightly higher, on average, than exports for the rest of the world. France's most common trading partners, for purchasing exported goods and services, were Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Netherlands.