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EU-Japan - a boost for jobs and exports in France

Country or region
  • Japan
Trade topics
  • Negotiations and agreements
  • Trade in your town
EU exporter
  • France

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

The EU-Japan trade agreement will make it easier and cheaper for them to do so. Read the factsheets for full details

Companies and jobs

The number of French companies that export to Japan.
The share of EU companies exporting to Japan that are small and medium-sized enterprises.
The number of jobs in France that EU exports to Japan help support.
The number of jobs in the EU that EU exports to Japan help support.

What kind of products does France export to Japan?

Companies across France export goods and services to Japan.

Let's take four towns or cities:

A map of France, showing Paris, Bordeaux, Marseille and Lyon


Exports and Imports

Japan is France's 6th biggest trade partner outside the EU.
€850 m
The value of France's trade surplus with Japan.
€6.4 bn
The value of French exports to Japan.
€5.5 bn
The value of French imports from Japan.

Other EU countries export to Japan too!

Go to EU-Japan in your town to learn more about other EU countries' exports to Japan



  • Products: Dun and Bradstreet, 2018. The product examples are drawn from a sample of all EU companies exporting to Japan. The location represents place of production/shipment.
  • Companies: Statistics on international trade in goods by enterprise characteristics, Eurostat, 2015 (latest available year).
  • Jobs: European Commission, JRC estimates. Figures based on latest available data (2014).