Industrial excellence


A wide range of thriving industries

Global
leader

in the luxury products sector

LVMH (1st) + Kering (4th) + L’Oréal (7th) + Hermès (11th)

Deloitte, Global Powers of Luxury Goods, 2019

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France fosters entrepreneurship

More than 38,115 businesses created in industry

 

in France in 2019

Insee, 2020

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French companies often lead
the way in their sector

57 companies among the world’s leading 2,000

The sixth most represented country in the rankings

(#2 in Europe)

Forbes Global 2000, 2019

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5 companies or institutions

 

among the 100 most innovative organizations in the world

 

France is ranked first in Europe,

ahead of Germany (4 organizations), Switzerland (3), the Netherlands (2), Sweden, Ireland and Finland (1)

Top 100 Global Innovators, Clarivate Analytics, 2020

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The leading host country for industrial investment in Europe

 

for the last 15 years

EY European Attractiveness Survey, 2020

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French businesses generated

43% of their revenues from exports in 2017

 

equivalent to more than €464 billion

Insee, 2019

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A common brand to promote French industry

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€ 24.9 billion spent on R&D

 

by manufacturing in 2017

MESRI-SIES, 2019

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The agri-food industry:

#1 in France

in terms of production and jobs

INSEE, 2020

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2d largest automotive industry in Europe

Eurostat, 2019

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#2 in the world

for aerospace exports

UN COMTRADE, 2019

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1/4 of foreign investments are in industry

Business France, 2020

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A powerful manufacturing industry

 

which in 2017 accounted for:

14% of total employment

23% of total production

14% of all value added

 

Insee, 2019

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