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Commercial exchanges between Romania and France went up to 8 billion euro

Commercial exchanges between Romania and France went up to 8 billion euro in 2016 with 10% more than in 2016, the commercial excess (the positive balance) being on the Romanian side, the official statistics show.
The share of the commerce with France in the total of the foreign commerce of Romania is 6.2% (the third place) 6.8% respectively for export (third place) and 5.7% for import (fourth place).France is 13rth among the commercial partners of Romania with whom the commercial balance is on the positive side.

The structure of exports of Romania to France shows that 6 groups of products concentrate 85.7% of the deliveries,machines, apparata, electrical  equipment (27/1%) vehicles, aircraft and transport equipment (25.5%) textiles and products (11%)goods and different products (especially furniture); 8.6% plastics and articles, rubber (7%) metal and metallic articles (6.5%).

The structure of imports of Romania from France shows that 6 groups of products represent 84.5% of the total of acquisitions: machines,apparata, electrical equipment (29.4%) vehicles,aircraft and transport equipment (15.6%) chemical products and other(13.5%) metal and metallic articles (10.5%) plastics and articles, rubber (9.2%) textiles and products (6.4%).

On 31st May 2017 Romania had  registered 8,774 commercial companies with French capital (4.16%) of the total of companies with foreign share in the capital) with a volume of the social capital of 2.42 billion euro, 5.72% of the total of direct foreign investments, France being fifth in the top of foreign investors after the Netherlands, Austria, Germany and Cyprus, show the data of the National Office for the Commerce   Registrar.

According to the French authorities, the investments of French companies in Romania surpass 7 billion euro, if they take into consideration the increase in capital, the acquisition of Romanian companies, the investments in modernisation and extension of activity of the big  French groups, industrial and services ones already in Romania as well as the reinvested profit.

The most important domains of economic cooperation between Romania and France including through the presence of the French investment are; telecommunications (Alcatel, Orange), machine construction (Alstom) construction materials (Romcim – Lafarge, Saint Gobain) vehicles (Automobile Dacia –Groupe Renault) auto parts industry (Faurecia, SNR, Valeo) aircraft industry( Airbus, Thales) water supply (Veolia Water) gas and wind energy distribution (GDF Suez) big commercial groups (Carrefour, Auchan,Bricostore, Cora, Decathlon) wood industry ( furniture – Groupe Parisot) pharma industry (Sanofi-Aventis) tyres (Michelin), civil constructions (Bouygues, Vinci) food industry (Danone, Serve, Sofiproteol) banking sector (Societe Generale) hotels (Accor) insurance (Groupama).

Other companies invested important sums in productive activities of goods and services destined to exports to European markts especially official statistics.