Paper products manufacturing: France still ranks 3rd in the European Union
In 2015, the paper products industry in France is worth €750 million, down 18% on 2010. The industry is subject to fierce competition, and its trade balance is deteriorating considerably. However, France still ranks third among paper manufacturing countries in the European Union (EU). The structure of France's paper products industry, which is geared more towards stationery and less towards unbound paper products than that of other EU countries, goes some way towards explaining its difficulties.