It is no coincidence that France, which is considered the export hub to Europe and Africa, hosts the largest gathering of entrepreneurs in Europe.

Its favorable location, the confidence it inspires in decision-makers (81% of them expect to see revenue growth within the next three years), and the quality of the products and services manufactured in France, are just some of the country’s key strengths when it comes to the export market.

Testament to the country’s attractiveness are its impressive 2018 foreign trade results: French exports rose by 3.8% in 2018, amounting to €491.6 billion. According to French Customs data, this increase is mainly thanks to the motor vehicle and textile/clothing/leather sectors, which are currently experiencing strong growth, up 7.9% and 8.2%, respectively.

The more than 65,000 entrepreneurs who will meet from February 6-7 at the Palais des Congrès in Paris are fully aware of the fact that the export market is a strategic part of a business’s development.

While this gathering serves as the ideal place for influencers to expand their networks and generate lots of positive energy and innovative ideas, it is also the opportunity for them to gauge France’s attractiveness. Among the country’s key strengths are the quality of its employees, its higher quality products, the automation of the production process, the quality of its management, the quality of its nationwide logistics network, and the promotion of French expertise.

The quality of French industry is recognized by companies and represents a lever for French exports.

For further information, visit : 

 Export : Key Figures 

 Exporting from France 

DIssue 17 of "Facts and Figures” – Export (in French)

French Customs Data and Analysis  (in French)

Team France Export press kit  (in French)