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Published on 21 novembre 2011

In 2010, the United States was the leading destination for French investments abroad. France is the 7th leading foreign investor in terms of totals in the United States (after the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, the Netherlands and Germany) : France’s share amounts to $163 billion or 7.2% of foreign direct investments (FDI). More than 2,800 French companies are established in the United States : there, they generate more than 550,000 jobs and their combined turnover exceeds $170 billion.

French investments are made primarily in industry (46%), the financial services sector (17%) and the information sector (9.8%). Among the major success stories, we should highlight the importance of Veolia which has become the leading private operator of urban public transportation in the United States. Areva is the leader in its field in the United States. In the opposite direction, the United States is the leading foreign direct investor in France at a level of $75 billion : according to the Department of State, American companies employ more than 650,000 people in France, divided among 4,200 sites in France.

In 2010, the United States was the leading destination for French investments abroad. France is the 7th leading foreign investor in terms of totals in the United States (after the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, the Netherlands and Germany) : France’s share amounts to $163 billion or 7.2% of foreign direct investments (FDI). More than 2,800 French companies are established in the United States : there, they generate more than 550,000 jobs and their combined turnover exceeds $170 billion.

French investments are made primarily in industry (46%), the financial services sector (17%) and the information sector (9.8%). Among the major success stories, we should highlight the importance of Veolia which has become the leading private operator of urban public transportation in the United States. Areva is the leader in its field in the United States. In the opposite direction, the United States is the leading foreign direct investor in France at a level of $75 billion : according to the Department of State, American companies employ more than 650,000 people in France, divided among 4,200 sites in France.

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