A dynamic economy at the heart of Europe

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A dynamic economy and market

  • France is Europe’s second largest economy and the fifth largest in the world.
  • France is the world’s leading tourist destination, with 83 million visitors (World Tourism Organization, UNWTO, 2016).
  • With its overseas territories, France’s influence extends to all the world’s oceans; it has the second largest exclusive economic zone (more than 6.8 million square miles) after the United States, and shares a border with Brazil (French Guiana).

World-class industrial sectors

  • France is Europe’s largest aerospace and nuclear industries.
  • France is Europe’s second largest agri-food and chemical industries.
  • France is Europe’s third largest ICT and pharmaceutical sectors.