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2. A country open to inward investment

  • Europe’s leading recipient of foreign investments in industry. (Ernst & Young, 2013)

  • Europe’s leading recipient of job-creating investments from the United States. (Ernst &Young, 2013)

th (UNCTAD, 2013) The 5 leading recipient of FDI in the European Union: US$25 billion of inflows in 2012.

Key figures

  • Over

20,000

foreign

companies

already doing

business in France:

13

The average number of foreign companies that decided to invest in France every week in 2012.

39

The number of source countries of foreign companies that invested in France in 2012.

6,960

The number of job-creating foreign investments in France in the last 10 years.

(IFA Report, 2012)

  • Employing around 2 million people

  • Accounting for 29% of all business

enterprise R&D expenditure in France

  • And one-third of all French exports (INSEE / French Ministry for Higher Education and Research, 2012)

Foreign companies account for 43.3% of holdings in the market capitalization of CAC 40 companies.

(Banque de France, 2012)

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