France

France ranked No. 8 in total trade value in 2019 with a total of $95.22 billion. Exports totaled $37.77 billion and Imports totaled $57.45 billion, a deficit of $19.68 billion.

U.S. trade with France rose to $95.22 billion in 2019

France’s trade with the United States rose to $95.22 billion in 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 7.17 percent above its total trade of 2018. U.S. exports to France increased 3.98 percent while U.S. imports from France rose 9.38 percent. The U.S. deficit with France was $19.68 billion.

Through December 2019, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; No. 4 Port of New Orleans; and No. 5 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. In 2018, the top five were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 2 Port of Newark No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. In 2019, the top five accounted for 39.07 percent of France’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 15.36 percent to $10.92 billion.
    Exports fell 27.82 percent to $4.42 billion. Imports fell 4.11 percent to $6.5 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark rose 0.04 percent to $9.51 billion.
    Exports fell 22.9 percent to $591.26 million. Imports rose 2.05 percent to $8.92 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 12.26 percent to $6.26 billion.
    Exports rose 14.97 percent to $3.25 billion. Imports rose 9.48 percent to $3.01 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New Orleans rose 10.39 percent to $5.44 billion.
    Exports rose 0.64 percent to $2.22 billion. Imports rose 18.29 percent to $3.22 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport rose 4.6 percent to $5.07 billion.
    Exports fell 3.37 percent to $2.26 billion. Imports rose 12.02 percent to $2.81 billion.

France ranked No. 8 among the United States’ top trade partners in 2019. In 2018, it ranked No. 8.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world decreased to $4.14 trillion, down 1.37 percent compared to 2018. The nation’s exports dropped 1.13 percent to $1.65 trillion; imports dropped 1.53 percent to $2.5 trillion. The nation’s top five countries for 2019, by value, were Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $853.23 billion, down compared to 2018 when the deficit was $873.19 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to France by value through December 2019 were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Oil; Gasoline, other fuels; Low value shipments; and Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons, respectively. They accounted for 48.6 percent of total exports to France.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from France –– Aircraft engines, engine parts; Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; Value added to a returned import; Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors; and Medicines in individual dosages –– accounted for 41.53 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to France:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 3.01 percent compared to last year to $13.85 billion.
  • Oil rose 338.93 percent compared to last year to $1.81 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 30.89 percent compared to last year to $956.93 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 4.15 percent compared to last year to $898.06 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 210.43 percent compared to last year to $846.81 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from France:

  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 50.35 percent compared to last year to $8.78 billion.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites rose 17.69 percent compared to last year to $5.25 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 12.62 percent compared to last year to $4.49 billion.
  • Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors rose 8.95 percent compared to last year to $2.71 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 3.3 percent compared to last year to $2.65 billion.

In 2018 annual figures available, France recorded $88.85 billion in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to France were $36.33 billion and imports from France were $52.52 billion. The U.S. deficit with France was $16.2 billion.