Get the facts in our summary of key export figures:
55% of French companies export for more than a year on international markets, the remaining 45% have to give up
In 2018, 96% of exporting companies were SME or micro-companies
47% of French companies feel they lack the information they need to decide to go global
44% of companies consider that they don’t have enough resources to develop an international strategy
64% of exporting companies introduced an innovation in their activity between 2010 and 2012 while only 43% of non-exporting ones did.
40% of CEO’s from exporting companies anticipated a growth in their activity in 2015, which is two times greater than non-exporting companies (20%)
Exporting companies are between 5 to 10% more productive than the ones that are only active on their domestic market.
In 2016 and 2017, on average, 23% of companies have exported for less than a year
88% of companies beginning to export have less than 20 employees. These smaller companies also represent 85% of the ones that give up after a year.
SME and micro-companies represent 95 % of exporting companies
84% of SME and MSB that exported in 2017 were legally independent structures and only 15% were part of a global group.