EU Countries Profiles » France

Country Details:

Basic Information
Capital: Paris
Language: French
Population: 67,364,357
Total Area: 643,801 sq km 
Currency: Euro

The Diplomatic representation in Jordan
Embassy of the Republic of France
Tel: +962 6 4604630

Economic profile
GDP: $2.856 trillion 
Real Growth rate: 2.3%
GDP-Per Capita: $44,100 
Inflation rate: 1.2% 
Unemployment rate: 9.4%

Trade Balance
Exports:  $549.9 billion
Imports:  $601.7 billion
Revenues: $1.392 trillion
Expenditures: $1.459 trillion

Natural resources
metropolitan France: coal, iron ore, bauxite, zinc, uranium, antimony, arsenic, potash, feldspar, fluorspar, gypsum, timber, arable land, fish
French Guiana: gold deposits, petroleum, kaolin, niobium, tantalum, clay
Major exports: machinery and transportation equipment, aircraft, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceutical products, iron and steel, beverages
Major imports: machinery and equipment, vehicles, crude oil, aircraft, plastics, chemicals
Trade partners: Germany, Italia, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, China, UK
Agriculture Products: wheat, cereals, sugar beets, potatoes, wine grapes; beef, dairy products; fish

Major industries: machinery, chemicals, automobiles, metallurgy, aircraft, electronics; textiles, food processing; tourism

Labor force: 30.68 million distributed as follows: 
Agriculture:  2.8%
Industry:  20%   
Services: 77.2%    

External Trade Between Jordan & France - JOD

Year Exports Imports
2017 6,581,452 299,078,939
2018 9,713,300 327,024,900
2019  4,917,700 301,561,800
2020  3,710,800 190,392,400
2021 (January-February) 635,300 23,124,600

 Source: Department of Statistics

Main Jordanian Exports to France
Products of the chemical or allied industries
Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment
Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment; parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
Mineral products
Vegetable products
Live animals; animal products
Main Jordanian Imports from France:
Textiles and textile articles
Products of the chemical or allied industries
Vegetable products
Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes

Agreements between Jordan and France

  • EU- Jordan Association Agreement – signed in 1997
  • Non-Double Taxation and Tax Evasion Agreement on Income – signed in 1984
  • Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement v- signed in 1978