France: Market Overview

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Source: Statistics Canada

Why France Matters

  • France is Canada’s eighth largest partner in the European Union for merchandise trade, its eleventh largest export market and its ninth largest source for imports (Source: Statistics Canada).
  • France is the third largest economy in Europe (Source: Eurostat).
  • France is the sixth largest destination for Canadian direct investment in the EU, and Canada’s sixth largest source of investment from the EU (Source: Statistics Canada).
  • Canada and France maintain excellent bilateral relations based on shared values, a common history and language, as well as rich political and cultural links.
  • More than 270 Canadian businesses are represented in France, covering a vast range of economic sectors like aeronautics, land transport, manufacturing, renewable and non-renewable energies, agri-food, as well as engineering, telecommunications, management consulting services, transport, and financial services

How to export to France

Read the guide Exporting to the EU.

Sectoral Opportunities in France


For more information on trade and investment opportunities in France, contact your Trade Commissioner in Paris, France.