Foreign investments account for 3682 jobs in France in 2015

Production/manufacturing operations accounted for 30% of all foreign investments in France, generating 16,168 jobs (up from 11,601 in 2014), or 48% of all jobs created or maintained, while the number of new global or European headquarters rose sharply from 16 in 2014 to 27 in 2015.

According to the recently released “2015 Annual Report: Foreign investment in France. The international development of the French economy”, 962 investment decisions created or maintained 33,682 jobs in 2015, the best figure in the last five years, attributed mainly to manufacturing operations and new headquarters.

Production/manufacturing operations accounted for 30% of all foreign investments in France, generating 16,168 jobs (up from 11,601 in 2014), or 48% of all jobs created or maintained, while the number of new global or European headquarters rose sharply from 16 in 2014 to 27 in 2015.

The report which analyzes foreign investment decisions in France and their contribution to the French economy contends that with an average of 19 decisions made every week, 2015 saw a 27% increase in jobs generated by foreign investment, up from 26,535 in 2014. Foreign investments were received from 53 different countries in 2015, up from 47 in 2014: those from European countries remained predominant (60% of all foreign investment decisions), followed by North America (22%) and Asia (13%), in very similar proportions to 2014.

France’s thriving regions and cities are often a decisive factor in attracting foreign investment to all of France’s regional economies. Ile de France (Paris region), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine attracted more than half of all foreign investment decisions. The leading regions by jobs created or maintained were Ile de France (Paris region), Nord-Pas de Calais-Picardie, Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine, and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Foreign companies currently generate 32% of French exports. Figures from the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) indicate that more than one-quarter of foreign-owned company turnover in France was generated through exports in 2015, compared with 31% in the United States, 21% in Germany, 25% in the Netherlands, 15% in the United Kingdom, and 30% in Japan.

For more information, please consult the press release of Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France.

Dernière modification : 11/10/2016

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