International investment in France in 2021: Tunisia is number one on an African scale

Business France has released a 2021 report on international investment in France. It reports a significant increase in international investment in 2021. This level has reached a historic level and France was not as attractive as 2021. In 2021, more than 1,600 foreign investment projects were identified, an increase of 32% compared to 2020. The project created or maintained more than 45,000 jobs. In other words, it is an increase of 30% compared to 2020.

Business on International Investment in France France recently released a report that 460 foreign-origin industrial projects recorded in 2021, a 49% increase, are accelerating the process of re-industrialization of the French economy. Is shown. These activities have contributed to the creation or retention of 15,000 jobs. This represents 34% of the total employment of international projects in France.

France is a major destination for European health project locations, so the number of projects has increased by 33% and the number of jobs has increased by 72% compared to the average level from 2014 to 2020. These investments relate to both industrial and R & D projects of international companies specializing in the pharmaceutical industry.

The charm of France is developed in many fields. France attracts international investment in both the industrial and service sectors. The main investment sectors in 2021 are trade and distribution (14% of projects and 13% of jobs), IT services (9% of projects, 11% of jobs), consulting and business services (7% of projects, jobs). , Health (6% of projects, 6% of jobs) and the automotive industry (5% of projects, 8% of jobs).

Africa ranking

Kingdom of Cerifian Africa, the second largest project after Tunisia, occupies 17 countries as it is included in the top 20 partner countries of France.When Stephen Lecock stated his position in terms of foreign investment in France at a press conference dedicated to announcing the results of international investment in France in 2021. He said projects of Moroccan origin are primarily in the software sector and business services. As an example, the startup Allo Garant, which established an international subsidiary in Lyon.

The three major regions where projects of Moroccan origin are located are the Paris-Ile-de-France region (4 projects that create 81 jobs in 3 years) and the Normandy region (3 projects that create 51 jobs in 3 years). is. ) And the Sud-Provence Alpes-Côte d’Azur region (three projects that created 27 jobs in three years), Also Stéphane Lecoq points out.

First Investor in Africa for FDI Equity

Business France’s coverage of this 2021 report is 87% in the number of Moroccan projects supported and more than 92% of the potential work created by these projects of Moroccan origin. Business France’s investment hub in Casablanca was recently strengthened by the arrival of Victor Blaze in February 2022 to support the increasing flow of projects of Moroccan origin.

Cited in a press release from Business France, the French ambassador to Morocco, Helene Le Garr, said: He remembered during his last trip in November 2021. “

“Of course, it is also the result of the support provided by the Business France office in Rabat in collaboration with Rabat’s regional economic services,” she said.

In 2021, 1,607 investment projects were identified in France. This is a 32% increase compared to 2020. These projects have enabled the creation or retention of 45,008 jobs, an increase of 30% compared to 2020.

Mainly European investors

Last year in France, an average of 31 investment decisions were recorded each week. These projects are from about 60 countries, but in 2021, two of the three projects started, which is characterized by a significant enhancement of France’s appeal to European investors.

Germany has become France’s major investor, with nearly 300 projects, surpassing the United States (247 projects). Americans remain number one in terms of work (10,118 jobs compared to 8,063 in Germany). The UK has completed 151 projects (4,202 jobs) on the podium of the French investing country.

In France, the decision to build a new one is the majority. 51% of projects correspond to works, and extensions account for 44% of projects, almost half of the work.