France

CETA - a boost for jobs and exports in France

Businesses of all sizes in towns and cities across France already export a wide range of goods and services to Canada.

CETA will make it easier and cheaper for them to do so.

 

Companies and jobs

9,732 The number of French companies that export to Canada.

79% The share of EU companies exporting to Canada that are small and medium-sized enterprises.

77,000 The number of jobs in France that EU exports to Canada help support.

865,000 The number of jobs in the EU that EU exports to Canada help support.

 

What kind of products does France export to Canada?

Companies across France export goods and services to Canada.
Let's take three towns or cities:

 
 

Exports and Imports

France and Canada already have a close trading relationship. CETA will give it a big boost.

15th Canada is France's 15th biggest trade partner outside the EU.

€621 m The value of France's trade surplus with Canada.

€5 bn The value of French exports to Canada.

€4.5 bn The value of French imports from Canada.

 

Meet a French exporter

La Confiserie du Roy René is a small French firm that already exports high-quality sweets to Canada. CETA will help it sell even more. Find out more.

 
 
Sources
  • Products: Dun and Bradstreet, 2016. The product examples are drawn from a representative sample of all EU companies exporting to Canada.
  • Companies: Statistics on international trade in goods by enterprise characteristics, Eurostat, 2013 (latest available year).
  • Jobs: European Commission, 2015. EU Exports to the World: Effects on Employment and Income. Figures based on latest available data (2011).