What Are the Major Industries in France?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 7, 2020 12:10:54 AM ET
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Major industries in France include automobile manufacturing, aircraft production, chemicals, electronics, machinery manufacturing, metallurgy and tourism. Thirty-five of the global Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in France, including Total, AXA, BNP Pariba and retailer Carrefour. France is a key member of the European Union and is the Eurozone’s second-largest economy.