3. A dynamic market and gateway to Europe, the Middle East
France is at the heart of the European Single Market (27 countries),
the world’s leading economic region by GDP with over 500 million consumers.
(Eurostat, 2013; European Commission (AMECO database), 2013)
largest market in Europe: more than 65 million inhabitants.
The world’s leading tourist destination: 83 million foreign tourists.
nd highest birth rate in Europe: France is responsible for more than half of
the natural population increase in the European Union.
(Eurostat, 2013; UNWTO 2013)
Europe: 15.7% of gross disposable income, compared with an EU-27 average of 11% in 2011. (Eurostat, 2013)