Market Brief on France

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1 Market Brief on France March 2017 France is located at the western side of the European continent. It is bounded by the English Channel in the north and northwest. France has the world's sixth-largest economy by nominal figures and the tenth largest economy by PPP figures. The chemical industry is a key sector for France. France's tourism industry is a major component of the economy, as France is the most visited destination in the world. Total Population () Area Time Zone Capital City International Telephone Code Currency Exchange Rate (01/03/2017) GDP (2015) GDP per capita (2015) GDP Growth Rate (Apr ) Ease of Doing Busis (World Bank 2017) Inflation Rate (Feb Feb 2017) Official Language(s) 66.2 million 643,801km² UTC+01:00 Paris +33 Euro 1.0 USD = 0.90 EUR (August ) US$ Billion US$ % 27/ French Source: Other Languages English, Spanish, German, Italian Cities Paris 2.13 Marseille 0.80 Lyon 0.45 Toulouse 0.39 Nice 0.34 Nantes 0.27 Strasbourg 0.26 Montpellier 0.23 Bordeaux 0.22 Lille 0.21 Source: Wikipedia Population (million) Busis Hours Banking Hours Literacy Rate 99% Measures Important International Participation Source: Wikipedia 0800 hrs-1700 hrs Lunch hrs hrs (weekdays) hrs (Sat) Metric System EU 28, WTO, UN, WHO, NATO

2 2 France Trade with the World (2012-) Import Export 800, , ,000 US $ MILLION 500, , , , , (US $ million) Year Import 666, , , , ,554 Export 558, , , , ,751 Source: Trade map Major Import Sources of France Major Export Destinations of France 3 Germany 1 China 9% 35% Germany 1 Spain 8% Area Nes Italy States of America Poland States of America Switzerland Kingdom Netherland s 5% Spain Belgium Switzerland China Netherlands Belgium Kingdom Italy

3 3 Major Import Products from France Major Export Products to France 71% 68% Oils petroleum, bituminous, distillates, except crude Medicamen ts, formulated, in bulk Pitch coke Buses except diesel powered Spacecraft, satellites and spacecraft launch vehicles Parts of hydraulic turbi and water wheels Parts of electrothermic apparatus, domestic, etc Balloons, dirigibles, nonpowered aircraft Bodies for tractors, buses, trucks etc Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals, crude Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals, crude 1% Spacecraft, satellites and spacecraft launch vehicles Perfumes and toilet waters Beer made from malt Parts of hydraulic turbi and water wheels Antiques older than one hundred years Balloons, dirigibles, nonpowered aircraft 9% Medicame nts, formulated, in bulk 5% Buses except diesel powered Bodies for tractors, buses, trucks etc Sri Lanka- France Trade (2012-) US $ million Export Import Trade Balance 75

4 4 (US $ million) Exports to France Imports to SL Trade balance Source: Trade map Sri Lankan products with export potential to France Mens, boys bathrobes, dressing gown etc fibre knit Womens, girls garments, material, Mens, boys trousers & shorts, material, Womens, girls bathrobe, dressing gowns, Mens, boys trousers & shorts, of material Womens, girls anoraks etc of material, Womens, girls trousers, shorts, material, Hosiery, of materials T-shirts, singlets etc, of material Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals, crude Pullovers, cardigans etc of material knit Mens, boys shirts, of material, Rubber hygienic, pharmacy items except contraceptives Tea, whether or not flavored Conveyor, transmission belts and belting, rubber Womens, girls blouses & shirts, of material Pneumatic tyres new of rubber Pearls cultured worked, not mounted or set Mate Tugs and pusher craft Babies garments, accessories of material Arrowroot, salep, etc fresh or dried and sago pith Coconut "copra", palm kernel or babassu oil and fractions thereof, whether or not refined, Clothing and accessories except gloves, of rubber Diamonds (jewelry) worked but not mounted or set Womens, girls overcoats, etc, material, knit Graphite based products Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled (excluding coconuts, Brazil nuts... Womens, girls trousers & shorts, material Fruits, nuts and other edible parts of plants, prepared or preserved, whether or not containing Flight simulators, parts thereof Frozen fish (excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 0304) Footwear, Preparations of a kind used in animal feeding Knit or crochet fabric of other materials, Manufactured tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes and "homogenized" or "reconstituted" Construction equipment, not self-propelled Parts of electrical machi and apparatus Balloons, dirigibles, non-powered aircraft Mens, boys dressing gowns, material,

5 5 Sri Lanka s Imports from France () Sri Lanka s Exports to France () Telephone Sets, Audio/Vide o Equipments & Parts Other Manufactur es Wadding Gauze, Bandages & Similar Pharmaceu tical Articles Perfumes, Cosmetics, Shampoos & Makeup Preparation s Other Electrical & Electronic Products Beverages Switches, Lamp Holders Boards & Panels Confection ary & Bakery Products Other Chemical Products 1 Pneumatic & Retreated Rubber Tyres & Tubes 8% Gaskets, Washers, Seals etc. of Hard Rubber Processed Food Coco Peat & Fiber Pith Made-Up Textile Articles Tea Packets Sacs & Bags of Plastics Desiccated Coconut Gems 2 Aircrafts & Parts 55% Apparel 45% How Sri Lankan companies can access those opportunities Trade Fairs/Solo Exhibitions and Trade Missions Event Latest Date Category Exhibition of Technical 31 Mar 2017 Banking, Insurance & Finance Analysis and Stock Market Forecast Fabric Show Rouen 22 Apr 2017 Gifts & Handicrafts Textile, Fabrics & Yarns Pour Lamour Du Fil Apr 2017 Textile, Fabrics & Yarns

6 6 International Multihull Boat Apr 2017 Marine & Boat industry Show Taste of Paris May 2017 Food & Beverage Source: Useful Addresses French Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka 89 Rosemead Place, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka Telephone: Fax: Embassy of Sri Lanka Office Address : 16 rue Spontini, Paris, France (From Sri Lanka): +33 Telephone: +33(0) Fax : +33 (0) Website: Source: