Country Information

Continent metropolitan France: Europe
GDP (2012 est.) $2.238 trillion (2012 est.)
Currency & Exchange Rate euros (EUR) per US dollar 0.78
Dialling Code

Exploration & Production Companies

Total S.A., Perenco.

Witholding Tax

Crude oil - production(bbl/day) 72,300
Crude oil - exports(bbl/day) 0
Crude oil - imports(bbl/day) 1,298,000
Crude oil - proved reserves(bbl) 85,180,000
Refined petroleum products - production(bbl/day) 1,550,000
Refined petroleum products - consumption(bbl/day) 1,792,000
Natural gas - production(cu m) 508,000,000
Natural gas - proved reserves(cu m) 10,700,000,000

Social Security

Residents and non-residents working in France are required to pay social security contributions on their gross salary in France or in the country of their employer after an E101 has been issued.

  • 44.00% approximately for employers on gross earnings,
  • 22.00% approximately for employees.

Income Tax Rates

  • 0.00% from EUR 0.00 up to EUR 5’963.00,
  • 5.50% from EUR 5’964.00 up to EUR 11’896.00,
  • 14.00% from EUR 11’897.00 up to EUR 26’420.00,
  • 30.00% from EUR 26’421.00 up to EUR 70’830.00,
  • 41.00% over EUR 70'830.00.

Individuals Are Regarded as Tax Residents If

Principal abode is there; if their employment is there.

International Tax Regime

Residential taxation: foreigners taxed on local income; residents taxed on local and overseas income.


Metropolitan France: generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral.


Metropolitan France: Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain.

CCL Country Manager

Contact Details





Corina Fernandes

+44 (0) 208 333 4431

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