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France: an attractive economy

87% of foreign senior executives

believe that France is attractive

Kantar Public, Business France, 2020

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Foreign investment in France in 2019

1,468

investment decisions,

up 11% from 2018

52% in new openings

 

 

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

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39,542 new jobs

 

created by foreign investors

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

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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 in Europe for foreign investment in industry

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

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#1 in Europe for inward R&D investments

EY, Annual Report of foreign investments in France, Business France, 2020

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Top 3 foreign investors in France

 

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

 

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Thirty one of the world's top 500 companies are French

Fortune Global 500, 2019

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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

42.2% of the capital holdings

belonging to companies listed on the CAC40

Banque de France, 2019

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France, a hub for exports

 

to Africa (70%)

and Europe (81%)

Kantar public, Business France, 2019

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Foreign subsidiaries account for

17% of total value added

13% of salaried employment

25% of total R&D expenditure by businesses in France

INSEE, 2019

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