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Lernen Sie Frankreich kennen

Erfolg im internationalen Handel hängt nicht nur von Ihnen und Ihren Kunden ab. Informieren Sie sich über die Wirtschaftsdaten von Ländern, mit denen Sie Handel treiben und lernen Sie unterschiedliche Geschäftspraktiken, Kulturen, Gebräuche und Wirtschaftssysteme kennen.

At a Glance

With a population of 64.7 million (2010 estimate, including overseas territories), France has a workforce of 28.1 million people, 74.7% of whom work in services; industry and commerce accounts for another 22.0% of workers and agriculture 3.2%. The largest western European country geographically, France encompasses 220,668 square miles (551,670 square kilometers).

Financial Facts:
  • Estimated GDP (2010) of US$2.555 trillion or US$33,300 per capita
  • This represents a growth rate of 1.6% over 2009
  • France's real GDP growth is projected to pick up slowly towards an annualized pace of 2% by 2012, led by business investment and exports

According to the U.S. Department of State, the French market is notable for its large industrial base and highly skilled work force. A dynamic services sector accounts for an increasingly large share of economic activity and is responsible for nearly all job creation in recent years.

The country is also, according to the Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA), host to more than 75 million foreign visitors each year. This section is designed to help your company identify and assess its international trade opportunities in France.

Perhaps you’re interested in establishing a partnership with one of the country’s exporters. You may be considering joint ventures with French companies, franchise or licensing opportunities or sales of your products and services in France. Whatever your interests and needs, the resources provided here will lead you to information that can support your entry into the French market.