shipping from China to FRANCE
France is located in the center of Europe, connecting the north and south of Europe. It is Europe's main market and distribution channel, which provides important opportunities for the development of its logistics services. In view of the fact that France occupies an important position in the international trade between the North American Free Trade Area, the European Economic Area and ASEAN countries, its logistics industry has developed significantly in the past 30 years. At the end of the 20th century, modern logistics has become the most comprehensive strategic function in the management of French enterprises. Logistics services are also one of the most important sectors in the industrial services sector. There are currently more than 5,400 logistics companies in France, with an employment population of 887,000, accounting for 8% to 12% of the turnover of French companies. The sales volume of the logistics market exceeds 120 billion euros, accounting for 9% of French GDP. However, more and more French manufacturing and retail industries view the logistics industry as a high-cost service and believe it should be outsourced. At present, 40% of French companies subcontract all or part of their logistics activities. This ratio has been steadily increasing over the years, while foreign companies have occupied 30% of the French logistics subcontracting market. The World Bank report pointed out that France is one of the important gateways to Central, Eastern Europe and North Africa and the Middle East. Despite the political instability in these regions, the consumer market is expanding rapidly. The logistics market in France has been showing a growing trend. Its annual growth rate of 5% is higher than the growth rate of GDP. The faster growth is in the outsourcing sector. The growth rate is two to three times that of the overall logistics market. Over the past few years, logistics outsourcing has grown steadily, with an average annual growth rate of about 10%.