France's key strengths

With a GDP of US$2,575 billion at current prices in 2017, France is the world’s fifth largest economy after the United States, China, Japan and Germany. The country was Europe’s leading host country for foreign subsidiaries in 2015, with more than 28,000, compared with 27,700 in Germany and 22,200 in the United Kingdom.

Talent, Regions and Businesses

Talent

Eighty-six percent of foreign chief executives surveyed believe that workforce education and training in France is an attractive criterion for foreign investment.

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Regions

With a GDP of US$2,575 billion at current prices in 2017, France is the world’s fifth largest economy after the United States, China, Japan and Germany.

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Businesses

France was ranked third in the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Index, with an entrepreneurial environment that seeks to make life easier for entrepreneurs.

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France's key figures