Frances export market share in belgium was 97 in 2015

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France’s export market share in Belgium was 9.7% in 2015, much higher than its share in global goods exports (3.1%). 1 Belgian statistics ranked France as Belgium’s third largest supplier in 2015, after the Netherlands and Germany. [Fig. 1] SECTOR-BY-SECTOR BREAKDOWN OF FRENCH EXPORTS TO BELGIUM Four sectors accounted for over half (56%) of French exports to Belgium in 2016: transport equipment (18%), food (16%), chemicals and perfumes (11%), and capital goods (11%). Sales of transport equipment (+10.1%) and capital goods (+5.9%) grew particularly sharply in 2016, while food exports to Belgium were also back on the rise (+1.7%), having fallen slightly the previous year. Conversely, exports of pharmaceuticals (-11.2%) and chemicals (-1.1%) continued to decline. Belgium was a particularly important market for exporters in the agricultural and food products, pharmaceuticals, and wood and paper products sectors, which sold over 10% of their exports to Belgian customers. [Fig. 2] FRENCH EXPORTS (2016) 45,818 French companies exported to Belgium €30.1 billion in French goods exports to Belgium -0.9% growth in French exports to Belgium 6.8% of all French exports Sixth largest customer for French exports FRENCH IMPORTS (2016) €34.5 billion in Belgian goods imports to France -6.5% growth in Belgian imports to France 6.8% of all French imports Fifth largest supplier of French imports CONTRIBUTION OF BELGIAN SUBSIDIARIES IN FRANCE 482 Belgian exporting companies in France (2015) 28% average export ratio of Belgian exporting companies in France (export turnover as a proportion of total turnover) Value of French exports to Belgium 2007 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 45 40 35 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 30.1 30.0 31.2 25.7 29.3 30.3 31.9 32.9 31.2 30.4 Source: French Customs Authorities, gross estimates, FOB, excluding military equipment FIG. 1 French exports to Belgium (€ billion; percentage of total French exports) 1  France’s market share expresses its goods exports to any one country as a proportion of global goods exports to that country (in US$). Market shares are calculated based on data from the IMF DOTS database. CHAP. 8 / FRENCH EXPORTS OVERVIEW 182 / 2016 ANNUAL REPORT - BUSINESS FRANCE
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TOP FIVE BELGIAN EXPORTERS IN FRANCE (2015) French subsidiary Economic activity Share of export turnover RHODIA OPERATIONS Manufacture of other inorganic basic chemicals 70%-90% POLYCHIM INDUSTRIE Manufacture of plastics in primary forms >90% UMICORE BUILDING PRODUCTS FRANCE Lead, zinc and tin production <50% SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS FRANCE Manufacture of plastics in primary forms >90% AGFA-GEVAERT SA Manufacture of other chemical products >90% Sources: French Customs Authorities ranking of exporting companies 0% 2% 6% 10% 14% 4% 8% 12% 16% 18% Transport equipment Rubber and plastics Capital goods Chemicals, perfumes, cosmetics Metal products Food (including beverages) Pharmaceuticals Textiles, clothing Other manufactured goods Petroleum products Petroleum, natural gas, mining Wood and paper products Miscellaneous Agricultural products 18% 5% 11% 16% 7% 11% 4% 11% 9% 8% 7% 7% 11% 5% 7% 5% 8% 5% 13% 3% 11% 3% 14% 3% 5% 2% 10% 1% Belgium's share of total French exports in the sector Sector's share of all French exports to Belgium
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