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France

(Flag of France) Population 65,327,724
GDP EUR 2,032,297 mil.
GDP per capita EUR 31,109
Share in imports of goods to the EU 9.60 %
Net contribution to the EU EUR 15,349.78 mil.
Net contribution to the EU in % of GDP 0.76 %
Net contribution to the EU per capita 234.97

In 2012 the taxpayers of France contributed to the European Union  235 euros per head over what they received. Since its accession to the EU the country has paid to the European Union EUR 119508 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
GNI-based own resource -15,773.30 -0.78 -241.45
ESM -6,523.49 -0.32 -99.86
VAT-based own resource -2,877.10 -0.14 -44.04
Customs and Agriculture duties paid by taxpayers -2,069.29 -0.10 -31.68
UK correction (= the "rebate") -999.90 -0.05 -15.31
Reduction in GNI-own resource granted to NL and SE -136.80 -0.01 -2.09
Sugar levies -50.80 0.00 -0.78
Freedom, security, justice 82.40 0.00 1.26
Citizenship 86.70 0.00 1.33
Monetary Income redistribution 542.00 0.03 8.30
Competitiveness 1,446.60 0.07 22.14
Cohesion 1,572.30 0.08 24.07
Natural resources (=farm subsidies) 9,350.90 0.46 143.14
in EUR per capita in mil EUR in % of GDP

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