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With a GDP of $2.7 trillion, France is the world’s fifth-largest economy. France is the second-largest trading nation in Western Europe (after Germany). France ran a $70 billion trade deficit in goods (Customs basis, f.o.b.) in the first 11 months of 2011. Total trade in goods for the first 11 months of 2011 amounted to $1.183 trillion, over 42% of GDP, 59% of which was with the other EU-27 countries.

In 2010, U.S.-France trade in goods and services totaled $97 billion. U.S. industrial chemicals, aircraft and engines, electronic components, telecommunications, computer software, computers and peripherals, analytical and scientific instrumentation, medical instruments and supplies, and broadcasting equipment are particularly attractive to French importers. Principal French exports to the United States are aircraft and engines, beverages, electrical equipment, chemicals, cosmetics, and luxury products. France is the eighth-largest trading partner of the United States.

Source: Department of State

The U.S. Commercial Service in France promotes economic prosperity, enhances job creation, and strengthens national security through a global network of the best international trade professionals in the world.

It promotes and protects U.S. commercial interests abroad and delivers customized solutions to ensure that U.S. businesses compete and win in the global marketplace.

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  • U.S. Commercial Service
    Embassy of the United States
    2, avenue Gabriel
    75382 Paris CEDEX 08, France
    Tel: (33) 1 43 12 70 83
    fax: (33) 1 43 12 70 12
    e-mail: office.paris@trade.gov
    Website: http://export.gov/france

    Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs : Reg Miller

    Commercial Counselor : Pamela Ward

    Commercial Officer : Janee Pierre-Louis

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