French imports

France economic partners declared in 2015 a total of 564 billion Euros of goods to the French customs. Where does all the French imports come from? How do they evolve over time and follow world events? Who's best at selling goods to France?
How to answer these questions?
Accounting imports and exports…

French cheese exports camembert 2015

France may not produce most of the cheese in the world, but no one can deny the love French show for their cheese. If French consume most of the 1.9 Million tons produced in the country annually, a lot is exported all over the world.1 But who on earth,…

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Metadata: A Comprehensive Definition for Data Users

We all live with data. Regardless their origin, format or meaning, data depict world around us. From the accounting department spreadsheets to the lastly…

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Coursera Data Science Specialization Review

This is a review of the Data Science Specialization provided by the John Hopkins University on Coursera. I followed the first 9 courses during…

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Before profiling: 10 steps to kickstart data quality

It becomes now more common for analytic teams to get access to a tremendous amount of heterogeneous data. When information rarely comes clean and…

Geocoding French addresses with BAN

Geocoding French postal addresses with free tools was a rather tricky task before the National Addresses Directory or Base Adresse Nationale. Collaboratively made by…


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Bicycle Rush Hour in Paris: How To Avoid Traffic Jams?

More than 23,000 Vélib' bikes are available in Paris through the 1232 Vélib bike sharing system stations. But are all theses bikes available at anytime? No, for sure. The number of available bikes varies…

Paris bikes

Paris Bikes: Where Can You Find a Vélib’?

Since 2007, Paris has its own public bicycle sharing system called Vélib'. With about 23,000 bikes and nearly 1232 open stations, biking in Paris have never been so easy. Where are the Paris bikes?…

Commercial fishing in France through ship spotting

AIS messages can teach us a lot about maritime traffic. These anti-collision radio-emitted data frames contains actually more than the position of the ship. Name, identification number, speed, destination and many other fields allow…

Visualizing maritime traffic using AIS data

Like planes, it's mandatory for boats to broadcast their navigation data with a transponder. Ship name, speed, orientation and many other informations are all transmitted regularly with the Automatic Identification System (AIS). AIS messages…

Whisky consumption in France

In a recent Facebook post, The French Court of auditors Cour des comptes mention that the average alcohol consumption in France per habitant and year is about 12 liters of pure alcohol. An opportunity…

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Car labeling: Visualize characteristics of car models

This interactive web application displays car labeling data. Navigate through the brands and characteristics of each car model sold in France available in the ADEME car labelling dataset published on Data.gouv.fr, the French open…

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Temperatures In France: The Multiple French Climates

The French national meteorological service Météo-France publishes the surface synoptic observations (SYNOP) of its automated stations over the French territories. About 60 stations across the globe constantly emit data, from 1996 until today. All the…

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Evolution of Gas Prices In France

The French Ministère de l'Economie provides extended data of retail gas prices in France from 2007 to nowadays, D-7. In this humongous dataset, prices updates for each gas type from all gas stations in…

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Where Is The Cheapest Gas In France?

With only 10560 electric cars sold in 2014, it remains common to refuel your car at a gas station in France. It can also become a real challenge for drivers to find the cheapest…

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Hotel Rating System in France: Categories and Map

According to various sources, France is the most popular tourist destination in the world. The industry is still growing and made 6,5% of the French GDP in 2012. 84,7 millions of tourists visited France in 2013, 2% more…

French PPI Composition And Evolution

French PPI Composition And Evolution

Close to the French Consumer Price Index, the Producer Price Index is an indicator providing insight about the production prices variations for various categories of industrial products. Like the French CPI, data is updated each…

Price Of Votes At The 2012 French Election

Price Of Votes At The 2012 French Election

At The French president is the executive head of state in France, renewed every five years in a two-rounds ballot. The last French presidential election took place in 2012 where François Hollande from the…

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French CPI Composition And Evolution

The INSEE updates the French CPI, or Consumer Price Index, each month. Providing insight about inflation rate, financial markets expect each one of this KPI publications. Moreover, this major economic indicator is also used…

Heatmap of French economic partners

Heatmap of France Economic Partners

This heatmap of France economic partners displays aggregated data from the French customs covering a year between 2013 and 2014. Total exchanges with France order countries in this ranking.

Hover your mouse over countries to…

Snails production in France

Snails Production And Trade In France

Snails are consumed in various places of the world, but France is famous for this remarkable delicacy that leaves no one indifferent. Escargots à la Bourguignonne is the most common recipe, where gastropods are cooked…