Friday, October 8, 2010

France's Industries

I'm writing a post on France's economy because I'm doing French class. So here it goes.

The economy of France is the fifth largest in the world behind the United States, China, Japan, and Germany. It is the second biggest economy in Europe, just behind Germany.  France entered the 2oo8-2oo9 recession, but left it earlier than most countries.

France's leading industrial sectors are telecommunications, aerospace and defense, ship building, pharmaceutical, construction, and automobile productions. France's main exports include machinery and transportation equipment, aircraft, plastics, chemical, pharmaceutical products, iron and steel, beverages, and electronics. France's export partners are Germany, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Belgium. Imports include machinery and equipment, vehicles, crude oil, aircraft, plastics, and chemicals. Import partners are Germany, Spain, Italy, United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Belgium.

France is the leading agricultural producers in the European Union (EU). The European Union consists of a number of countries in Europe, including Italy, Greece, Germany, and Spain. France's agricultural land accounts for 1/3 of all land in the EU.

France is the 4th largest weapon supplier in the world. France exports great quantities of weaponry to the United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Greece, India, Pakistan, Taiwan, Singapore and many others.

Tourism is a big industry in France. France is ranked as the first tourist destination in the world. Some of the places that are very famous include the Eiffel  Tower, the Louvre Museum, Palace of Versailles,  Musée d'Orsay, Arc de Triomphe, Centre Pompidou, Mont-Saint-Michel, Château de Chambord, Sainte-Chapelle, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Puy de Dôme, Musée Picasso, and Carcassonne.

That's it for now.

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