The French market is a very important reality to explore.
France, with around 12 million of active companies, ranks fifth in terms of number of active companies all over the world. But, how is the French market split up?

From this graphic, we can see that the Real Estate and Rental and Leasing is the more developed sector, with 24,77% of all the French market (around ¼ of all national market).

The second largest sector of the national market is the Retail Trade with 8,95%, and in the third place we can find Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services with 8,13%.

The Real Estate and Rental and Leasing sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in renting, leasing, or otherwise allowing the use of tangible or intangible assets, and establishments providing related services. The major portion of this sector comprises establishments that rent, lease, or otherwise allow the use of their own assets by others. The assets may be tangible, as is the case of real estate and equipment, or intangible, as is the case with patents and trademarks.

The Retail Trade sector comprises establishments engaged in retailing merchandise, generally without transformation, and rendering services incidental to the sale of merchandise. The retailing process is the final step in the distribution of merchandise; retailers are, therefore, organized to sell merchandise in small quantities to the general public.

The Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services sector comprises of establishments that specialise in performing professional, scientific, and technical activities for others. These include: legal advice and representation; accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll services; architectural, engineering, and specialised design services; computer services; consulting services; research services; advertising services; photographic services; translation and interpretation services; veterinary services; and other professional, scientific, and technical services.

From the analysis of French Statistical Institute, the first semester of 2019 (not yet concluded) revised upward the forecast growth. This growth will increase the internal request for all the first semester, offsetting the decline of the international one.

Since this growth is important for the development of the market, investing to create strong partnerships can bring significant benefits to companies across all different market sectors, not only the most developed ones.

The data presented refer to the sectors in the NAICS 2017 and were updated in September 2018.