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France

(Flag of France) Population 56,577,000
GDP EUR 980,053 mil.
GDP per capita EUR 17,322
Share in imports of goods to the EU 19.68 %
Net contribution to the EU EUR 2,838.94 mil.
Net contribution to the EU in % of GDP 0.29 %
Net contribution to the EU per capita 50.18

In 2015 the taxpayers of France contributed to the European Union  109 euros per head over what they received. Since its accession to the EU the country has paid to the European Union EUR 154825 million over what it has received. Select a year in the upper right-hand corner to see details for other years.

Note that this breakdown compares fiscal transfers only and does not include other costs and benefits connected with membership in the EU (administrative costs, co-funding of EU projects, effects of EU legislation on domestic prices etc.).

In 1967 France was a founding member of the European Community that transformed itself into the European Union in November 1993. On October 8, 2009 the Teritorrial Council of the French overseas territory of Saint-Barthélemy voted 17:1 on a resolution to leave the EU. As consequence France asked on June 30 2010 the EU to exclude the isle of Saint-Barthélemy from the European Union. The council is going to give its approval on its December meeting. Saint-Barthélemy is to be independent as of 1st January 2011.

Payment in mil EUR in % of GDP in EUR per capita
VAT-based own resource -5,707.90 -0.58 -100.89
Customs and Agriculture duties paid by taxpayers -2,479.94 -0.25 -43.83
UK correction (= the "rebate") -611.30 -0.06 -10.80
Sugar levies -291.80 -0.03 -5.16
GNP-based own resource -32.50 0.00 -0.57
Fisheries 15.70 0.00 0.28
Compensation 106.20 0.01 1.88
Regional Fund 331.30 0.03 5.86
EAGGF Guidance 361.90 0.04 6.40
Social Fund 442.90 0.05 7.83
EAGGF Guarantee 5,026.50 0.51 88.84
in EUR per capita in mil EUR in % of GDP

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