France is the 6th largest economy but, regardless of that, in 2016 it resulted in negative trade balance of $163B if we compare the export value - $1.23B - and the import value - $139B.
Its major five import partners were: Germany, with a partner share of 17,00% and an export value of $94.5B, China (9,4% - $51B), Italy (7,80% - $42B), United States (7,30% - $39.7B), Belgium (7,00% - $38B).
Concerning export, the major European countries involved in trade relations were Germany (16,00% - $78.9B), Spain (7,50% - $36.6B), Italy (7,40% - $35.7B); while the main non-European countries were United States (7,40% - $36.10B), China (3,60% - $17.70B) and Turkey (1,60% - $7.75B).
But what did France import and export? Predominantly, it imported cars, aircraft parts, crude petroleum, packaged medicaments and vehicle parts; while exported plans and spacecraft, packaged medicaments, cars, vehicle parts and gas turbines.
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