French economy is bouncing back.
After a strong rebound in 2021, France remains very attractive and full of opportunities.
The French economy is bouncing back strongly this year.
The French government has strongly supported its economy during the crisis, and the results have been pretty good so far. The rate of company failures has never been so low and the unemployment rate is falling sharply in Q3-2021 (-9,7% vs last year).
The growth of the French gross domestic product (GDP) amounted to 3% in the third quarter of 2021 compared to the previous quarter, a very high level and exceeding forecasts, which allows the national wealth to approach its level of before. the crisis (- 0.1%)
The economy is clearly bouncing back in every fields, and the French are spending a lot to support the economy.
Strong reforms have been made, and France is more attractive than ever.
According to the EY study issued last June on the French attractivity,
- France hosted 985 foreign investment projects in 2020, down 17.7%. Despite the difficult context, France maintains its 1st place in Europe for all types of projects.
- France has been the leading European destination for manufacturing projects for over 15 years.
- The high proportion of extension projects testifies to the constantly renewed confidence of investors based in France who regularly reinvest in our territories.
- Foreign investments have created 30,552 jobs in France, in 1st place in Europe.
- 88% of foreign investors consider the French recovery plan to be at least as efficient as the others, and 44% more efficient.
- 56% plan to relocate activities to France, including 18% in the coming months.
- 58% believe that France can become a world leader in ecological matters within 5 years.
A good environment to invest.
The government is clearly encouraging foreign investment, with many initiatives. Best example is the recovery plan of the French economy, with 30 billion € to fight against the climate change and « decarbonize » the economy.
This explains the launch in October of the Club of German investors in France to encourage cooperation between French and German companies in these areas.
As a conclusion, a new period is beginning, with many challenges ahead, but also many opportunities for the investors in France.