French multinational groups in 2011 - 53% of employees outside France

Colette Héricher et Agnès Topiol, division Profilage et traitement des grandes unités, Insee

In 2011, French multinational groups excluding banks controlled 35,400 overseas subsidiaries. These subsidiaries accounted for 53% of their turnover and workforce. The 150 global "major groups" alone employed 82% of employees abroad, with slightly more than four million employees. Hosting 41% of employees posted abroad, the European Union is the first area targeted for setting up, ahead of the United States (11%), China (8%) and Brazil (7%). 42% of staff working abroad are located in industrial affiliates and nearly 20% in commercial affiliates.

Insee Focus
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Paru le : 10/07/2014