The sector sales
- 4.55 billion euros in 2017 in France
- 2,55 billion euros comes from export,
- With 3,3 billion of imports, the french trade balance is negative.
The French production
- 60% is exported
- And 70% of these exports go to European Country Union
European products are different from those in the USA and Asia, where companies generally buy locally.
The sector is hiring
Today, there are 15.000 direct jobs, a figure rising by 5% on average every year. Companies are reporting difficulties in finding enough applicants in their specialities.