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In 2008, 959 exporting companies for
a total sales figure of €3,962M
Among the region's leading exporting groups:
Soleco, Elvir, Fléchard, La Normandise, Société Normande de Volaille, Robert Bosch Électronique, Dresser Produits Industriels, Jean Chéreau SAS, IMV Technologies...

In 2008, Calvados represented 53% (i.e. €2,118M) of the region's export sales, Orne 22% (i.e. €875M) and Manche 25% (i.e. €993M).
Workforce remains stable within the region's leading exporters, whereas it has tended to decrease among other major companies.
In 2008, a total of 959 of the region's companies exported, 427 of them in Calvados, 279 in Manche and 253 in Orne.

Officially, Normandy ranks in 21st position among French regions. However, this position is somewhat inequitable. Indeed, it fails to take into account businesses whose headquarters are not located in Normandy. If the global export sales figure is considered, the region in fact ranks in 18th position, ahead of the Pays de la Loire and Brittany.
959 exporting companies are located in Normandy On average, export sales represent between 20 and 30% of the total turnover of exporting companies. In a few isolated cases, it exceeds 50%, the maximum being 70%.

Sectorial analysis of Normandy's export sales confirms the predominance of the following 4 traditional sectors, in order or importance:
Among the 25 leading exporting companies located in Normandy in 2008:
- The agrifood sector, ranking in 1st place among Normandy's exporters.
The key exporting companies from the sector: Elvir (brand name Elle & Vire, Bongrain group), Les Maîtres Laitiers du Cotentin (dairy produce), Sofivo, Schwan's France, Fléchard, Armor Protéines (subsidiary of the Soparind Bongrain group), Société d'exploitation des sources Roxane, Soléco (brand name Florette), La Normandise (dog and cat food), AIM Groupe (meat), Société Normande de Volaille (poultry)
- The professional goods sector ranks in second place among Normandy's exporters.
Dresser Masoneilan, DPI (pressure relief valves), Benoist Girard (Stryker Orthopaedics) production of medico-surgical materials, IMV Technologies (development and production of equipment for artificial animal insemination…)
- The motor vehicle equipment sector ranks in third position among Normandy's exporters.
Knorr-Bremse Systèmes for Véhicules Utilitaires France S.A., Robert Bosch Électronique SAS, Jean CHÉREAU SAS (coach-building and trailers), Magneti Marelli Motopropulsion France, Honey Friction Materials.
- Metal and metal product exportation

  • Robert Bosch Electronique
  • Façade d'Isigny Ste Mère
  • Knorr Bremse Lisieux
  • IMV Technologies