As the world’s fifth largest economy, centrally located within the European Union, there is strong competition for market share in all French industrial and service sectors. American exporters to France generally face more competition from European companies than from Asian ones. Positioned at the heart of the world’s largest market, France offers a favorable economic environment to potential exporters.
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Cyber Security in France Market Brief 4/13/2017
Recent high-profile cyber intrusions, new legislation and perceived vulnerabilities arising from the fast growing use of connected devices are all boosting the cybersecurity sector in France. Currently filling 40,000 jobs, the French cybersecurity industry is expected to grow at a rate of 10% per year and reach €2 billion in size in 2017. Although the market is open, a small number of almost exclusively French companies currently commands a dominant market share…
The French Market for Toys and Games 4/13/2017
The French market for toys and games is a large and dynamic market made up of many diverse segments. In 2016, the market generated a turnover of 3.4 billion Euros (3.67 billion USD). The market experienced a growth of 1% in 2016, which is less than the 3.4% growth seen in 2015. In 2015, the average expenditure on toys reached 321 Euros (345 USD) per child. Expenditure per child in France is 60% higher than the European average.
The French Market for Technical Textiles 03/2017 https://build.export.gov/build/idcplg?IdcService=DOWNLOAD_PUBLIC_FILE&RevisionSelectionMethod=Latest&dDocName=eg_fr_109786
Technical textiles are an innovative and high value-add sector. Any textile, fiber, material, or support material that has been designed to serve a functional purpose rather than an aesthetic one is considered to be a technical textile. Technical textiles are carefully designed to have certain properties such as lightness, durability, strength, filtration capabilities, fire-retardant, conductivity, insulation, flexibility, absorption, and many more.
Smart Grid Report 01/2017 https://build.export.gov/build/idcplg?IdcService=DOWNLOAD_PUBLIC_FILE&RevisionSelectionMethod=Latest&dDocName=eg_fr_109787
France continued to invest in Smart Grid technology in 2016, rising from 13th to 10th in a world Smart Grid infrastructure market estimated to be worth 65.42 billion USD in 2021. In 2016, France was considered to be a “Smart Grid Procurer” alongside Japan and China. Attributes of a procurer include a growing Smart Grid investment, major procurements and deployments underway, and advanced metering infrastructure
Smart City opportunities in Greater Paris Region 01/2017 https://build.export.gov/build/idcplg?IdcService=DOWNLOAD_PUBLIC_FILE&RevisionSelectionMethod=Latest&dDocName=eg_fr_109789
Valérie Pécresse, President of the Île-de-France region, which includes Paris and the surrounding suburbs and has a total population of over 12 million has prioritized the implementation of smart city technology stating that she wants to lead the number one “smart region” in Europe by 2020. In 2017 alone, the regional budget allocated 2 billion euros for investments, a large portion of which will finance smart and sustainable programs.
French Book Market in France 01/2017 https://build.export.gov/build/idcplg?IdcService=DOWNLOAD_PUBLIC_FILE&RevisionSelectionMethod=Latest&dDocName=eg_fr_109791
France is a dynamic market, boasting 5,000 publishing houses, 3,000 of which are commercially active. Large companies with revenue exceeding one million euros are generally involved in all editorial categories and take advantage of strong distribution networks.
Youtube Tax in France 12/28/2016
YouTube Tax Proposed on Streaming Content in France Passes the French National Assembly
The French A/V market is robust and offers considerable opportunities for investment and growth. 12/26/2016
The French Start-Up Community 12/13/2016
The start-up company in France is thriving which is boosted by the extensive support provided by the French government for innovative companies seeking to carve their path. The following report outlines the various support systems for the French start-up community including private sector and government support.
The French Pet Industry 12/12/2016
The report summarizes the pet industry in France including domestic animal ownership statistics as well as an analysis on the pet market in France.
French Legislation on Civil Drones 12/12/2016
As of October 16, the French parliament has voted to toughen rules encompassing the drone industry. Leisure drones manned with onboard cameras will be primarily affected by these regulations.
Market Brief-E-Mobility in France ’16 12/12/2016
Following the conclusion of the successful COP 21 Climate Conference in France last December, pressure is mounting on French car manufacturers to design cars that are lighter with increased efficiency. This report gives an in-depth analysis of electric modes of transportation in France, electric battery charging infrastructure, and official French government positions and programs for decreasing emissions
French-Tourism-to-the-U-S-Remains-Strong Published 12/2016
The United States remains one of the top choices among long-haul destinations for French travelers. In 2015, France ranks third among European markets after the United Kingdom and Germany, and nine in the world after Canada, Mexico, U.K., Japan, China, Germany, Brazil, South Korea, as an overseas source of income for the tourism industry in the U. S.
Advance manufacturing in France convergence 12/2016
The French government encourages its firms to modernize their production facilities
The French Plastics Industry 10/17/2016
The plastics industry encompasses 1.5% of the French GDP. This overview gives a thorough breakdown of the plastics industry in France.
France Automotive Parts Distribution Network 10/14/2016
France is the Europe’s third largest producer of vehicles following on the heels of Spain and Germany. The following overview provides insight into the automotive parts distribution network in France.
Overview of the French Defense Industry 07/18/2016
This report details the French defense industry including market structure and major French armament programs. It also lists key players in the French defense industry as well as the role of France in the national defense arena.
France Intelligent Transportation Systems 07/18/2016
The following paper provides an overview of French intelligence transportation systems (ITS). This includes benefits, potential obstacles, and ITS related plans and goals.
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