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50 astonishing statistics about France and the French [Study]

64% of French people are homeowners

8 hours 33 minutes: the average time spent sleeping in France

2100: the number of ATMs eliminated in France in 2019

-78%: the drop in rail passenger traffic in France in 2020

61% of French people have a favorable opinion of the European Union

5 billion euros: potential payment defaults expected in France as a result of government-guaranteed loans

40% of French adults have refused to communicate certain personal information to social networks.

65% of the jobs lost in the French industry in 2020 were in the aeronautics industry.

62% of French people wash their hands with soap and water after using the toilet.

103: the number of pharmacies per 100,000 inhabitants in France

39% of French people have a sufficient level of English to hold a conversation.

826 m²: this is the average surface area of land on which new houses were built in France in 2020.

83% of French people are afraid of the threat that climate change represents for their country.

15% of young French adults still live with their parents.

22% of prisoners in French prisons are foreigners.

500,000: the number of bicycles manufactured in France in 2019

3% of cars sold in France are rechargeable hybrids

107: the number of women per 100 men in France

29% of European researchers in artificial intelligence are of French nationality.

35%: France’s share of the camping market (in number of nights)

300: the number of nuclear warheads owned by France

32 million: the number of private cars on the road in France.

+39%: the increase in pesticide sales in France over the last 10 years

71%: the percentage of French people who eat organic products at least once a month

60%: the proportion of French people who were confined in a detached house with a garden.

1.88: the number of children per woman in France, which makes it the country in Europe with the highest fertility rate

15% of European schoolchildren learn French

3 French people rank among the 50 wealthiest people in the world

70% of French people are on social networks.

14%: the share of income of French people that they manage to save

22.7 liters: the volume of Coca-Cola that a French person drinks each year

34,224 euros: the average annual net salary in France

41% of French people are superstitious

16%: the share of French children living in a single-parent family

1%: the percentage of GDP devoted by France to environmental protection

57% of Europe’s nuclear energy is produced by France

51: the number of liters of wine that the French consume annually

43.4% of the members of French boards of directors are women.

6% of French people were working from home at the end of 2019

2 minutes: the average time spent daily by the French reading a book

26.9 years: the average time spent in retirement by French women

60% of companies are created by men

36 years old: the average age of company founders in France

28 billion Euros: revenues generated by the wine sector in France

4% of content on the Internet is in French

0.1% of the French population is in prison

76% of French 15-17-year-olds check their phone every 10 minutes.

13% of the budget of French households is spent on food.

1500 castles are for sale in France

266: the number of French diplomatic representations abroad


Pierre-Nicolas est Docteur en Marketing et dirige l'agence d'études de marché IntoTheMinds. Ses domaines de prédilection sont le BigData l'e-commerce, le commerce de proximité, l'HoReCa et la logistique. Il est également chercheur en marketing à l'Université Libre de Bruxelles et sert de coach et formateur à plusieurs organisations et institutions publiques. Il peut être contacté par email, Linkedin ou par téléphone (+32 486 42 79 42)

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