France

With a gross domestic product (GDP) of approximately $2.78 trillion in 2018, France is the world’s sixth largest industrialized economy and the European Union’s third largest economy after Germany and the United Kingdom. It has substantial agricultural resources and maintains a strong manufacturing sector.  Socio-economic and demographic changes continue to alter food trends in France. French consumers desire innovative and more convenient foods offering a quality image, better taste, and increased health benefits.

France offers market opportunities for U.S. suppliers in a number of areas, such as fruit juices and soft drinks (including flavored spring waters), dried fruits and nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables (particularly tropical and exotic), frozen foods (both ready-to-eat meals and specialty products), snack foods, tree nuts, “ethnic” products, seafood (particularly salmon and surimi), innovative dietetic and health products, organic products, soups, breakfast cereals, and pet foods. In addition, niche markets exist for candies, chocolate bars, wild rice, kosher and halal foods. Market opportunities for U.S. exporters also exist for oilseeds, protein meals and other feeds, as well as for wood products and grains.

For more information, please see the most recent Exporter Guide for France.

Upcoming Events

Fruit Logistica 2021
February 03, 2021 - February 05, 2021 – Berlin
BIOFACH 2021
February 17, 2021 - February 20, 2021 – Nuremberg
SIAL 2022
October 15, 2022 - October 19, 2022 – Paris

Past Events

Free From Food Expo
June 24, 2020 - June 25, 2020 – Amsterdam
POSTPONED-PLMA
May 26, 2020 - May 27, 2020 – Amsterdam
POSTPONED - Seafood Expo Global 2020
April 21, 2020 - April 23, 2020 – Bruxelles
BIOFACH 2020
February 12, 2020 - February 15, 2020 – Nuremberg

Reports for France