The majority of France’s exports include valuable commodities such as steel, machinery, pharmaceutical products, consumer products, petroleum, chemicals, iron and transportation equipment. France’s imports include crude oil, chemicals, aircraft, machinery, plastics and vehicles. The country's major export partners include Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and Netherlands. The major import partners include China, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium and Italy.
Much of the foreign trade in France is conducted with European partners. France’s exports to Europe have increased due to a growing demand for deliveries to Italy and Germany. France is one of the largest exporters of durables and supports international trade using several relevant products and commodities. France is the second-largest exporter of farm services and products. The country is a leading global supplier of wheat, cheese and wine. Recently, the total value of France’s exports was $493 billion with more than 16 percent going to Germany and 7.5 percent to Belgium.
France is the second-largest importer in Europe with a total value of imports at $563 billion. More than 19 percent of the imports come from Germany and 11 percent from Belgium. France is the third-largest trader in the European Union, following Germany and the U.K.