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France

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EDC's Position

  • Key EDC Market
  • Actively pursuing business
  • Open under all programs, subject to regular approval criteria

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Country At A Glance

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Country Facts

Nominal GDP2,847.50 Billion USD
Population64.64 Million
Total Trade/GDP58.41%
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Merchandise Imports from Canada3,311.90 Million CAD
Canadian direct investment6,215 Million CAD
Main importsMachinery & Equipment, Mineral Fuels, Chemicals, Food, Beverage & Tobacco

EDC in France

Canadian companies assisted462
International buyers insured1,390
Business volume521.24 Million CAD

Business Environment

France is a wealthy OECD country with a strong commercial relationship with Canada. The country enjoys a stable, healthy, modern economy with a strong political system. As with most modern economies, trade is of high importance to France's market and the potential for Canadian companies is high. EDC sees excellent business and investment potential across a wide range of sectors in the market.

Key Industries

  • Aerospace
  • Advanced Security
  • Oil and Gas
  • Telecom
  • Transportation Services

How we can support your business

Through our Head Office operations in Ottawa, we provide support to Canadian companies planning on or currently doing business in France. Our market experts have developed strategic relationships with major buyers in several sectors as well as a network of local contacts in the market.

  • We are well positioned to help Canadian companies through a range of financing and risk management services.
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