Lyon, gateway to the international market

The Lyon region is located at the crossroads of international trade. By setting up for business here, you are choosing a strategic location that will help you deploy your business on European and global markets.

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region represents 12.5% of all French exports. There are 16,426 export companies here that, on their own, represent 13.2% of the national total and 60.4 billion euros in exports.

Nearly two-thirds (64.3%) of exports in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes are bound for the European Union. Over one-third (34.4%) head for three major EU countries: Germany, Italy and Spain.

Top 5 export countries:

  • Germany (15.7%)
  • Italy (10.3%)
  • Spain (8.4%)
  • United Kingdom (6.7%)
  • United States (6.3%)

Sectors concerned

3 categories of products represent a 40.6% share of regional exports:

  • Chemicals, perfumes and cosmetics
  • Industrial and farming machinery;
  • IT, electronic and optical products.

(Sources: Direction générale des douanes et droits indirects – 2018 and Chiffres du commerce extérieur, le Kiosque Finances – 2019)

Local services for your international development

Is your company already set up in the Lyon region? If you would like to get support for your export strategy, Team France Export offers you dedicated solutions focusing on the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region.

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