French sector of excellence: #ProudofFrance

Fashion: 7 figures that will make you #ProudofFrance

Fashion is one of the fields of expertise in which France has achieved international renown. Here are 7 figures that will make you proud of France
  • 34 billion euros
The turnover generated by the French fashion industry (Directorate-General for Enterprise - Source: INSEE, French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies)
  • 1,150
The number of businesses operating in the clothing sector in France in 2013 (Business Observatory for Fashion, Textiles and Leather)
  • 130,000
The number of jobs in the fashion sector (Directorate-General for Enterprise - Source: INSEE)
  • 16.6%
The share of the global luxury market held by off-the-peg fashion (Eurostaf study, December 2012)
  • 43%
The proportion of export turnover generated by the fashion and luxury industries (70% in luxury off-the-peg fashion and 80% in the haute couture sector) (Professional federations - ladies' couture and off-the-peg fashion)
  • 7,291,969,000
The amount in euros of French clothing exports between January and November 2014 (IFM, French Institute of Fashion, 15 January 2015)
  • 400 million euros
The minimum annual amount of financial benefits to Paris of fashion-related events (fashion shows, trade shows, hospitality, transport, etc.) (Committee for the Development and Promotion of the Textile and Clothing Industries)

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