France and the United States share one of the world’s largest economic relationships between two countries. The United States was the leading destination for French investments abroad in 2011. France is the 8th largest provider of goods and services to the United States. Inversely, France was the 11th-largest client of American goods and services in 2011.
France’s share amounts to $163 billion, or 7.2 percent, of foreign direct investments (FDI) in the United States (2011). More than 2,800 French companies are established in the United States; they generate more than 550,000 jobs and their combined turnover exceeds $170 billion.
France is the United States’ third-largest trading partner in Europe with a total trade balance of nearly $67.8 billion in 2011. It is estimated that the United States invested $6.6 billion in France during the same year.
The United States constitute France’s largest trading partner excepting the European Union taken as a whole. Key sectors include transportation, aerospace, pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals.
French Treasury: www.tresor.economie.gouv.fr
Below you will find an interactive map that displays the total amount of imports and exports to France by US states.