France is the sixth largest global economy and the second largest in Europe. A member of the G7, it is one of the world’s biggest and wealthiest industrial powers. Its economy is historically resilient, and stable, and less prone to boom and bust cycles. France is among the leading global industrial economies in the automotive, aerospace, and railways sectors. Cosmetics, luxury goods, insurance, pharmaceuticals, telecoms, power generation, defense, agriculture and hospitality, are all strong performing sectors. More than 500 Enterprise Ireland client companies are selling into France.