France remains as attractive as ever to foreign investors

While UNCTAD announced a major fall this morning in global foreign direct investment (FDI) during the past 12 months, France nevertheless remained an attractive destination for foreign investors.

FDI inflows to France rose 5% in 2016 to US$46 billion, underpinning France’s position as a major FDI destination. Backed by its long history of openness to inward investment, UNCTAD’s figures show France was among the world’s 10 leading recipients of FDI inflows last year.

The United States remained the world’s leading recipient of foreign investment, followed by the United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brazil, France, the Netherlands, Australia and India.

If you’d like to find out more, click here to read a summary (in French) prepared by Business France looking at the key findings of the UNCTAD report.

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