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France: an attractive economy

More than 50% of foreign investors

consider France to be one of the most attractive countries in Europe

Kantar Public, 2022

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Foreign investment in France in 2021

1,607

investment decisions,

51% in new openings

 

 

Annual Report: Foreign investment in France, Business France, 2022

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34,567 new jobs

 

created by foreign investors

Annual Report: Foreign investment in France, Business France, 2021

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28 new investment decisions every week from foreign companies

Annual Report: Foreign investment in France, 2020, Business France

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#1 Host country for industrial investment

in the last 15 years in Europe

EY, 2021

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#1 in Europe for inward R&D investments

EY, 2021

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Top 3 foreign investors in France

 

Annual Report 2019 : Foreign investment in France, Business France, 2021

 

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Twenty six of the world's top 500 companies are French in 2021

Fortune Global 500, 2022

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Foreign companies in France

#2 in Europe for foreign subsidiaries (more than 28,000)

Eurostat, 2019

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Simplified Customs procedures

 

#1

for the efficiency of cross-border trade

ahead of the United Kingdom (33rd)

and Germany (42nd)

World Bank, Doing Business, 2020

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Foreign investors hold

40.5% of the capital holdings

belonging to companies listed on the CAC40, in 2021

Bank of France, 2022

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Foreign-owned businesses account for

17% of total value added (€173 billion)

22% of total value added for industry (€64.9 billion)

13% of salaried employment

INSEE, 2021

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16,800 firms were under foreign ownership in France in 2019

They employed 2.2 million people

INSEE, 2021

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France, considered to be a hub for exports

 

to Europe (85 %),

to Africa (74 %),

to America (64 %),

and to Asia (57 %).

Kantar public, 2021

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