Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 62.9 % in 2017 in France, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.84 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in France reached an all time high of 62.9 % in 2017 and an all time low of 24.9 % in 1962. When compared to France's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Belgium amounted to 170 %, 86.5 % in Germany, 59.4 % in Italy and 65.7 % in Spain in 2017.
France has been ranked 110th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 25 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.