Exporting to France

France. French Republic

Opportunities for Spanish companies in France


  • Both Spain and France belong to the European Union, which guarantees free trade and free circulation. It also has the same currency.
  • Forecast stable prospects, +0.9% in 2014.
  • Skilled labour.
  • GDP per inhabitant of €27,850 in 2013 in France.


  • Weak growth in 2013 (+0.2%).
  • Drop in creation of companies in the last 12 months.
  • Need for structural reforms.
  • Expensive labour.
  • Foreign investments fell by 77% in 2013.


  • A 26.1% increase is forecast for investment during 2014 in the industrial sector and of 1.4% in the services sector (transport, engineering, consulting, etc.).
  • A great increase of investments in the production of foodstuffs is expected.
  • A growth forecast exists of 1% in business investments in 2014, similar to the forecast GDP growth.


  • The Bank of France predicts economic growth of 1% for 2014, while the IMF has estimated growth of 0.9% for 2014 and of 1.5% for 2015.



127 Av. des Champs Elysées
75008 Paris


Contact details

Manager: José Ruix

Tel. (+33) 144 291 260



Form of government

Unitary constitutional republic

Official language





  • Christianity (57.2%)
  • Islam (5%)
  • Protestantism (2%)
  • Judaism (0.6%)


66.6 million (December 2013)

Time difference

There is no time difference.

Banco Sabadell in France

BS Team in France.


Banco Sabadell opened its branch in France in 1987. Today it has a branch in Paris and an agency in Hendaye that offers wide-ranging bank services for companies.

Since the year 2009 and to date, Banco Sabadell in France has become a leader in support for the promotion and development of renewable energies in the country. Furthermore, Banco Sabadell finances over 100 MW of wind energy produced and sold in France.


  • Opening of current accounts, cash and deposits management.
  • Support for Spanish companies that want to set up in France, or sell their products or services in the French market.
  • Foreign trade operations.
  • Financing of investment and of working capital through different financial products.
  • Structured financing (acquisitions, infrastructures, renewable energy projects).
  • Issue of bonds.
  • Consultancy on mergers and acquisitions, disposals, etc.