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France: an attractive economy

84% of foreign investors

think France is an attractive investment destination

Kantar Public, Business France, 2018

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Foreign investment in France (2017)

1,300

investment decisions,

up 16% from 2016

Business France, 2018

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#1 in Europe

for foreign investment in industry
and #3 for projects involving R&D centers

EY, 2017

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Top 3 foreign investors in France

Business France, 2018

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Twenty-nine of the world's top 500 companies are French

Fortune Global 500, 2017

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Foreign companies in France

Over 28,000

  • provide jobs for 11% of the workforce in France
  • accounting for 21% of all business enterprise R&D expenditure in France
  • and nearly one-third of French exports

Eurostat, 2017

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Foreign investors

44.5% of holdings

in the market capitalization of CAC 40 companies

Banque de France, September 2017

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