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France:

 
     
     
  Overview:                                                                                                         
     
 

a.       Total Area: 640,679 sq. km.

b.      Total Population: 65,951,611

                                                               i.      Agricultural Population – 1.16 million

                                                             ii.      Total labour force – 28.41 million (2012 est.)

c.       GDP: $2.291 trillion (2012 est.)

d.      GDP - real growth rate: 0% (2012 est.)

e.      GDP – per capita: $36,100

f.        GDP - composition by sector:

                                                               i.      agriculture: 2%

                                                             ii.      industry: 18.8%

                                                            iii.      services: 79.2% (2012 est.)

g.       Investment (gross fixed): 19.8% of GDP (2012 est.)

h.      Unemployment rate: 10.9% (2013 est.)

i.        People bellow poverty line: 7.8% (2010)

j.        Industries: Machinery, chemicals, automobiles, metallurgy, aircraft, electronics; textiles, food processing; tourism.

k.       Industrial production growth rate: -1% (2012 est.)

 
     
     
 

Trade:

 
     
 

a.       Total Exports: $567.1 billion (2012 est.)

b.      Exports commodities: Machinery and transportation equipment, aircraft, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceutical products, iron and steel, beverages.

c.       Export partners: Germany 16.7%, Italy 7.5%, Spain 6.9%, Belgium 7.5%, UK 6.9%, US 5.6%, Netherlands 4.3% (2012)

d.      Total Import: $641.3 billion (2012 est.)

e.      Imports commodities: Machinery and equipment, vehicles, crude oil, aircraft, plastics, chemicals.

f.        Import partners: Germany 19.5%, Belgium 11.3%, Italy 7.6%, Netherlands 7.4%, Spain 6.6%, UK 5.1%, China 4.9% (2012)

g.       CO2 emissions (Mt/ capita): 5.62

 
     
     
  Climate, Land & Agriculture:  
     
 

a.    Climate: oceanic, continental, and Mediterranean

b.    Total Agricultural Land Area: 29266 (1000 Ha)

c.    Land Use:

                                         i.    Arable land: 33.46%

                                        ii.    Permanent crops: 2.03%

                                       iii.    Irrigated land: 26,950 sq km

                                       iv.    Other: 64.51%

 
     
     
  Major Industrial Activities:  
     
 

a.       Climate: Oceanic, continental, and Mediterranean.

b.      Total Agricultural Land Area: 294,180 sq. km.

c.       Land Use:

                                                               i.      Arable land: 33.45%

                                                             ii.      Permanent crops: 1.86%

                                                            iii.      Irrigated land: 26,950 sq km

                                                           iv.      Other: 64.69%

 
     
     
  Environmental information & data:  
     
 

a.       Climate: Oceanic, continental, and Mediterranean.

b.      Total Agricultural Land Area: 294,180 sq. km.

c.       Land Use:

                                                               i.      Arable land: 33.45%

                                                             ii.      Permanent crops: 1.86%

                                                            iii.      Irrigated land: 26,950 sq km

                                                           iv.      Other: 64.69%

2.      Major Agricultural commodities: Wines and spirits, wheat, cereals, sugar beets, potatoes, Maize, Rapeseeds, oilseeds, wine grapes, beef, dairy products; fish.

 

3.      Major Industrial Activities (agricultural/industrial activity where jute can be used): Wine, potatoes, Maize, dairy products; textiles, food processing etc.

 

4.      Environmental information & data:

Plastic Bag Bans:

Corsica: Full ban effective 1999

Paris: Full ban adopted January 2007

 

 Environmental Issues

  Natural hazards: Metropolitan France: flooding; avalanches; midwinter windstorms; drought; forest fires in south near the Mediterranean.

  overseas departments: Hurricanes (cyclones); flooding; volcanic activity (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion).

  Environment - current issues: Some forest damage from acid rain; air pollution from industrial and vehicle emissions; water pollution from urban wastes, agricultural run off.

  Environment - international agreements: Party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Seals, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling.

 
     
     
  Jute Statistics:  
     
 

France: Jute Import

Year

Quantity(tones)

World Ranking

2012

1773

11

2011

1210

13

2010

1630

18

2009

1581

17

2008

1380

19

 

France: Jute export

Year

Quantity(tones)

World Ranking

2012

568

8

2011

517

11

2010

638

9

2009

663

11

2008

780

9

 

              Imported jute products

·         Sacks & bags, packing, of jute or other bast fibres.

·         Woven fabric of jute or other bast fibres .

·         Woven fabric of jute/bast fibre, not unbleach/bleache .

·         Yarn of jute, bast fibre except flax, true hemp, rami .

·         Jute and other textile bast fibres, raw or Processed.

·         Yarn of jute, textile bast fibre nes, multiple, cable.

·         Yarn of jute or textile bast fibres nes, single.

France uses jute bags for packing & caring wine bottle

 

France: Flax fibre & tow import

Year

Quantity(tones)

World Ranking

2011

1506

10

2010

1574

11

2009

1662

9

2008

1749

10

France: Flax fibre & tow export

Year

Quantity(tones)

World Ranking

2011

83643

1

2010

126678

1

2009

98232

1

2008

67711

1

 France: Flax fibre & tow production

Year

Quantity(MT)

World Ranking

2011

52400

1

2010

373043

1

2009

411438

1

2008

543252

1

 

 

 
     
     
  Other Information:  
     
 

Ø  France is the world's second-largest agricultural producer after the United States

 

Crop Production Report about France: Year 2009

 

Commodity

Production (Int$1000)

Production (MT)

Ranking

(in the Country)

World Ranking in production

Wheat

4612631

38332200

2

5

Grapes

3487789

6104340

4

4

Sugar beet

1508355

35160300

7

1

Rapeseed

1303749

5588530

8

5

Potatoes

1140674

7174560

9

6

Maize

1067899

15288200

11

8

 

 

EXPORTS: Commodities of France: Year 2009

 

Commodity

Quantity(tones)

Value (1000 $)

Ranking (In the country)

Wine

1215990

7694180

1

Wheat

16872200

3761000

2

Maize

6733150

1847590

6

Sugar refined

2142320

1485480

8

 

 

EXPORTS: World Ranking of major commodities: year 2009

 

Commodity

Ranking in the World

Wine

1

Wheat

5

Maize

2

Sugar refined

2

 

 

International organization participation of France

 

ADB (nonregional member), AfDB (nonregional member), Arctic Council (observer), Australia Group, BDEAC, BIS, BSEC (observer), CBSS (observer), CE, CERN, EAPC, EBRD, ECB, EIB, EMU, ESA, EU, FAO, FATF, FZ, G-20, G-5, G-7, G-8, G-10, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICRM, IDA, IEA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IGAD (partners), IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, InOC, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC, MIGA, MINURSO, MINUSTAH, MONUSCO, NATO, NEA, NSG, OAS (observer), OECD, OIF, OPCW, OSCE, Paris Club, PCA, PIF (partner), Schengen Convention, SECI (observer), SPC, UN, UN Security Council, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNIFIL, Union Latina, UNITAR, UNMIL, UNOCI, UNRWA, UNSC (permanent), UNTSO, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO, ZC

 
     
     
  Jute Industries and Traders:  
     
 

OUTRE MRES

Contact Person: Mr. Faye Patrick

Telephone: 33-6-81166853

Mobile Phone: 33681166853

Fax: 33

Address: 124 RUE DES CENDRILLES

Zip:17200

Country/Region: France

City: ROYAN

 

Novalin France

Contact person: Mr. J.C. Poncin

Telephone: 33-328-596363

Fax: 33-328-596369

Address: La barrière française

Zip: 59143

Country/Region: France

Province/State: France

City: Millam

 

 
     
     
  Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:    
     
 

Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries
78, Rue de Varenne,
75349 Paris
T : (1) 4955-4880
W : www.agriculture.gouv.fr
 

Ministry of European & Foreign Affairs
37, Quai d'Orsay,
75351 Paris
T : (1) 4317-5353
W : www.diplomatie.gouv.fr
 
     
     
  Associate Member :  
     
 

Ms. Ummey Labuda Kaosar

Willy’s Collection

61 RUE Vouille

75015 Paris, France

Tel: 00 33 1 56081515

Email: willyulk@yahoo.com

 

 
     
  IJO and IJSG Collaboration:  
     
 

France participated the project with IJSG

 

Project Title:  Biotechnological Application of Enzymes for making Pulp and Paper from Green Jute/Kenaf (the whole plant).

 

  • Funding: The common Fund for Commodities (CFC) provided the major part of the funding for the implementation of the project with co-financing from the governments of France and Bangladesh

 

  • Participating Institutes: The project involved collaboration of the Agro-technology & Food Innovations (A&F), The Netherlands, Centre Technique du Papier (CTP), France, the Central Pulp and Paper Research Institute (CPPRI), India, the Institute of Bast  Fiber Crops (IBFC) and Yuanjiang Mills, China, the Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) and Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI), Bangladesh.

 

  • Location: Bangladesh, China, India, France and the Netherlands

  • Project Duration: 01.01.2001- 31.05.2004

 
     
  Source :  

 

  France’s textile and clothing Industry Leonardo-da-Vinci Project Agreement n. [I/06/B/F/PP-154073] Phase II

  Market developments for jute fiber & jute goods: A preliminary investigation

  Export of jute products from Bangladesh to Europe: Analysis of market potential & development of interventions fot GTZ-PROGRESS

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  http://portale.parma.it/fashion-net/allegato.asp?ID=458190

  http://www.amazon.com/Bottle-Burlap-reusable-valentines-Special/dp/B005HJ9K8M

  http://www.mncbags.com/wine-bags.html

  http://faostat.fao.org/site/666/default.aspx

  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sf.html

  http://www.jute.org/faqs2.htm

  http://data.worldbank.org

  http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Europe/France-AGRICULTURE.html

  http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Europe/France-CLIMATE.html

  http://www.france.alloexpat.com/france_information/government_ministries_france.php

  http://www.alibaba.com/trade/search?SearchText=flax+traders+from+france&IndexArea=product_en&fsb=y

 

 
     
     

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