Future of the France Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2022
French military expenditure, which stands at US$44 Billion in 2017, declined at a CAGR of -4.04% during the historic period, attributed mainly to the erosion in Euro- Dollar exchange rates. It is however anticipated to register a CAGR of 3.03% during the forecast period to value US$51 Billion in 2022.The country, being a permanent member of the UN Security Council and NATO, is one of the highest contributors and therefore this active participation in international affairs requires higher spending on the defense sector.
French domestic defense industry, in spite of being highly advanced and satisfying the majority of its military requirement, relies on foreign imports for advanced technology equipment such as sensors, engines, and transport aircraft. In addition, the French defense industry also takes part in technology transfer programs with countries like the US and Italy. Even though the US remains the largest supplier of arms to France, the country has recently begun to import from other European countries such as Germany and Sweden. Furthermore, France’s commitment to the European Union encourages a policy of giving priority to European manufactured equipment and this policy is expected to result in a shift in focus from the US to other European countries during the forecast period.
French homeland security expenditure stands at US$20.8 Billion in 2017, and is estimated to reach US$22.3 Billion by 2022, registering a CAGR of 1.55% during 2018–2022. This expenditure is primarily driven by efforts to combat the rise in the number of internal security threats, terrorist attacks, cyber-crimes, and the need to defend borders.
France exports to Egypt accounts for nearly 19.4% of overall defense exports, followed by China and UAE accounting to 11% and 9.1% of overall defense exports respectively, largely involving military aircraft. These exports are expected to improve as a result of growing contracts and increasing defense expenditure in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region.
The report “Future of the France Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2022” offers detailed analysis of French defense industry with market size forecasts covering the next five years. This report will also analyze factors that influence demand for the industry, key market trends, and challenges faced by industry participants.
In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following -
- French defense industry market size and drivers: Detailed analysis of French defense industry during 2018–2022, including highlights of the demand drivers and growth stimulators for the industry. It also provides a snapshot of the country’s expenditure and modernization patterns.
- Budget allocation and key challenges: Insights into procurement schedules formulated within the country and a breakdown of the defense budget. It also details the key challenges faced by defense market participants within the country.
- Porter’s Five Force analysis of French defense industry: Analysis of the market characteristics by determining the bargaining power of suppliers, bargaining power of buyers, threat of substitution, intensity of rivalry, and barriers to entry.
- Import and Export Dynamics: Analysis of prevalent trends in the country’s imports and exports over the last five years.
- Market opportunities: Details of the top five defense investment opportunities over the next 10 years.
- Competitive landscape and strategic insights: Analysis of the competitive landscape of French defense industry. It provides an overview of key players, together with insights such as key alliances, strategic initiatives, and a brief financial analysis.
Companies mentioned in this report: Dassault Aviation, Thales, Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie (CNM), EuroTorp, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH , Safran Group, Nexter Systems, MBDA, Airbus Helicopters, DCNS, and Renault Truck Defense (RTD).
- French military expenditure, which stands at US$44 billion in 2017, declined at a CAGR of -4.04% during the historic period, attributed mainly to the erosion in Euro- Dollar exchange rates.The country, being a permanent member of the UN Security Council and NATO, is one of the highest contributors and therefore this active participation in international affairs requires higher spending on the defense sector. This, coupled with the country’s efforts in replacing aging military equipment, along with modernizing defense forces with advanced technology equipment, is expected to drive the defense expenditure over the forecast period. As a percentage of GDP, the country’s defense expenditure is expected to average 1.8% over the forecast period.
- The French MoD allocated an average of 41.9% for capital expenditure out of the total defense expenditure during the historic period, which is expected to increase marginally over the forecast period to an average of 42.1%. The major procurements initiated by the country include the acquisition of the FELIN system for soldier modernization, the Rafale fighter program, A400M transport aircraft, Barracuda submarines, MK II drones, Iveco PPT trucks, reconnaissance helicopters, naval vessels, frigates, and infantry fighting vehicles. The French MoD allocated an average of 58.1% of revenue expenditure during the historic period which is expected to decline marginally over the forecast period to an average of 57.9% of the total defense spending. This decline is mainly due to the reduction in troop size and military personnel.
- The French MoD is expected to invest in military-IT networking, transport aircraft, nuclear attack submarines, and infrastructure construction.
Reasons to buy
- This report will give the user confidence to make the correct business decisions based on a detailed analysis of French defense industry market trends for the coming five years
- The market opportunity section will inform the user about the various military requirements that are expected to generate revenues during the forecast period. The description includes technical specifications, recent orders, and the expected investment pattern by the country during the forecast period
- Detailed profiles of the top domestic and foreign defense manufacturers with information about their products, alliances, recent contract wins, and financial analysis wherever available. This will provide the user with a total competitive landscape of the sector
- A deep qualitative analysis of French defense industry covering sections including demand drivers, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Key Trends and Growth Stimulators, and latest industry contracts
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