France - Balance of Goods





France: Balance of Goods

Mnemonic TRBG.IFRA
Unit Mil. EUR, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 55.78 %
Data Apr 2020 -5,020
Mar 2020 -3,223

Series Information

Source Ministère de l'économie et des finances
Release Foreign Trade
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/2000
End Date 4/30/2020

France: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Balance of Goods Apr 2020 -5,020 -3,223 Mil. EUR, SA Monthly
Exports of Goods Apr 2020 23,691 35,052 Mil. EUR, SA Monthly
Imports of Goods Apr 2020 28,712 38,275 Mil. EUR, SA Monthly
Current Account Balance Mar 2020 -3,978 -5,062 Mil. EUR, NSA Monthly
Exports of Goods and Services 2020 Q1 179,199 191,659 Mil. EUR, WDASA Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2020 Q1 185,903 198,384 Mil. EUR, WDASA Quarterly
Net Exports 2020 Q1 -6,705 -6,725 Mil. EUR, WDASA Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2020 Q1 176,107 187,497 Mil. Ch. 2014 EUR, WDASA Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2020 Q1 187,841 199,289 Mil. Ch. 2014 EUR, WDASA Quarterly
Real Net Exports 2020 Q1 -11,734 -11,792 Mil. Ch. 2014 EUR, WDASA Quarterly

Release Information

For France, external trade (balance, exports, imports) for 16 product categories and 18 countries or regions. Monthly from 2000.

The source writes:

The Directorate General of Customs and Excise establishes the trade balance. Each month the Customs Service Statistics presents and discusses the latest results of the trade balance. This reflects only exchange of goods and not services.

Information on trade in goods is collected on the basis of statements of trade in goods (DEB) for trade with the other 26 member states and customs declarations (SAD) for trade with other countries (called "third countries"). Several methods of information gathering including translating coexist more or less automation relationships between traders and Customs. The control and data validation carried out under the responsibility of the data center of Toulouse also mobilize the customs offices and centers for specific input. Once validated, the statements are included in the databases of Customs.

The external trade statistics are compiled according to French method known as "special trade". This means that only accounting for the goods entering or leaving the truly national economy than goods that are imported and exported in the state.

Imports account for the total combined volume of imports directly into the channels of the national economy (for domestic consumption or for direct processing) and goods removed from bonded warehouses to be released for consumption.

Exports include exports of domestic goods, that is to say goods produced or manufactured wholly or partly within the country and re-exports of foreign goods after working in France.

Exception: petroleum products, to take account of technical problems related to their specificity, are registered under the system of "general trade" which accounts for all inputs and outputs of the statistical territory.

Transactions excluded:

  • Repairs, temporary, bunkering, the investment in bonded warehouse of goods other than oil, transit ...
  • Flows on certain commodities such as gold currency, payment methods and values that are legal tender, vehicles launchers

Some low-value transactions are also excluded detailed statistics:

  • Trade with countries outside the European Union (third country): trade both less than 1,000 in value and 1,000 kg in mass
  • Trade with the 26 member states: the exchange of not being subject to compulsory statistics (less than 150 000 per year of trade, cf. Historical obligation statistical thresholds)

However, to provide the most comprehensive information possible, an assessment of the operations of small amounts, import and export, is included in the general series of trade fob / fob including military equipment, raw data as CVS-CJO.