Production, jobs, foreign trade: the French car accumulates deficits

Production, jobs, foreign trade: the French car accumulates deficits

The French automobile is in full deficit! In the first half of the year, the trade balance was negative at 8.8 billion euros, according to the latest customs figures. A hole. This is the second tricolor deficit of manufactured products, behind electronics-computers (-10.2 billion), but ahead of metallurgical products (-8.4), machinery (-5.3), textiles-clothing (-5.2) , electrical and household appliances (-5.1). ) tied with plastic and rubber. The car accounts for a quarter of the total French deficit in manufactured goods. Admittedly, the auto sector’s half-year deficit fell slightly, compared to 9.2 billion in the same period last year. Thanks in particular to the drop in imported components due to shortages. However, if the shortage of electronic components for cars eases in the second half of the year, the deficit could rise again. And Curl even surpassed last year’s low.

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