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French Notaires take their public service mission throughout the territory. They contribute to the country's economic life, as evidenced by the statistics­.

Figures of the notary profession as on April 30, 2018

12,227 french notaires, of whom 7,379 practise as partners in 3,398 companies.

5.861 main offices, a number which 1.356 secondary offices should be added, bringing to 7,217 points of contact throughout France.

More than 54,000 employees, which, including notaires, takes the number of people working in offices to over 66,000.

5,451 notaires are women (45%).

The average age is 47.

Economic activity of notary profession

Each year notaires are consulted by 20 million people,

They handle €600 billion of capital,

They draw up more of 4 million authentic instruments , and more of 320000 statements of inheritance ,

They generate turnover of €652­ billion.

​​​​​​​Breakdown of Notaires activity according to turnover

Real estate, sales related to building, leases: 50.1%

Instruments related to loans: 10%

Instruments related to the family, inheritance : 31.9%

Property negotiations: 2.7%

Corporate law, consulting services, valuation, property/estate advice: 5.3%