Imports to France increased 0.4 percent from a month earlier to EUR 47.6 billion in February 2019, driven by purchases of mechanical, electrical, electronic and computer equipment (2 percent), coke and refined petroleum products (1.6 percent), other industrial products (1.5 percent), transport equipment (1.3 percent), agribusiness products (1.1 percent), and agricultural, forestry, fishery and aquaculture products (0.4 percent). By contrast, there was a steep decline in natural hydrocarbons, mining products, electricity imports (-14 percent). Among major trading partners, imports rose mainly from the EU (1.6 percent), Asia (2 percent) and America (0.2 percent), but fell from the Middle East (-5.9 percent) and Africa (-1.4 percent). Imports in France averaged 20621.93 EUR Million from 1970 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 47564 EUR Million in October of 2018 and a record low of 1151.90 EUR Million in May of 1970.
Imports in France is expected to be 47400.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in France to stand at 49100.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Imports is projected to trend around 52500.00 EUR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.