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What are France's major imports and exports?

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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.

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What are France's major imports and exports?
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Much of the foreign trade in France is conducted with European partners. As of 2014, France’s exports to Europe 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. As of 2012, the total value of France’s exports was $567.1 billion with more than 16 percent going to Germany and 7.5 percent to Belgium.

France is the second-largest importer in Europe. As of 2012, the total value of France’s imports was $641.3 billion with more than 19 percent coming from Germany and 11 percent from Belgium. France is the third-largest trader in the European Union, following Germany and the U.K.

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