Exports from France declined 1.9 percent from a month earlier to EUR 42.3 billion in April 2019, mainly due to lower sales of transport equipment (-4.6 percent), other industrial products (-3.1 percent), natural hydrocarbons, mining products, electricity (-12.4 percent), coke and refined petroleum products (-0.6 percent), and publishing and communication (-30.7 percent). Meanwhile, sales increased for agricultural, forestry, fishery and aquaculture products (2.9 percent), agribusiness products (0.4 percent), and mechanical, electrical, electronic and computer equipment (3.8 percent). Among major trading partners, exports fell to the EU (-4.6 percent) and Middle East (-23 percent), but rose to America (10.1 percent), Asia (3.0 percent), and Africa (7.3 percent). Exports in France averaged 19482.62 EUR Million from 1970 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 43273 EUR Million in October of 2018 and a record low of 1165.60 EUR Million in May of 1970.
Exports in France is expected to be 42600.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Exports in France to stand at 45150.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Exports is projected to trend around 49850.00 EUR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.