France - Exports of Goods

France: Exports of Goods

Mnemonic TREG.IFRA
Unit Mil. EUR, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 1.06 %
Data Nov 2020 39,290
Oct 2020 38,879

Series Information

Source Ministère de l'économie et des finances
Release Foreign Trade
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/2000
End Date 11/30/2020

France: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Balance of Goods Nov 2020 -3,558 -4,629 Mil. EUR, SA Monthly
Current Account Balance Nov 2020 -2,635 -5,627 Mil. EUR, NSA Monthly
Exports of Goods Nov 2020 39,290 38,879 Mil. EUR, SA Monthly
Imports of Goods Nov 2020 42,849 43,509 Mil. EUR, SA Monthly
Exports of Goods and Services 2020 Q3 160,743 130,511 Mil. EUR, WDASA Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2020 Q3 177,982 149,899 Mil. EUR, WDASA Quarterly
Net Exports 2020 Q3 -17,239 -19,388 Mil. EUR, WDASA Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2020 Q3 159,685 130,835 Mil. Ch. 2014 EUR, WDASA Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2020 Q3 182,560 156,345 Mil. Ch. 2014 EUR, WDASA Quarterly
Real Net Exports 2020 Q3 -22,875 -25,510 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.