France's foreign trade deficit narrowed to €3.49 billion in July from the revised €6.07 billion in June as exports grew and imports fell, government data showed.
Exports rose to €41.35 billion from €40.84 billion, while imports declined to €44.84 billion from €46.91 billion.
Meanwhile, France's current account posted a surplus of about €500 million in July, compared with a deficit of €2.3 billion in June, Banque de France said.
The deficit in goods narrowed to €2.8 billion from €4.7 billion. Excluding energy, goods posted a surplus of about €600 million, compared with a deficit of €700 million.
The services surplus widened to €2.5 billion from €1.6 billion.