French multinational groups in 2012. Increasingly present outside the European Union

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

In 2012 French multinational groups (excluding the banking sector) controlled 37,900 foreign subsidiaries. These subsidiaries accounted for 54% of their consolidated turnover and 56% of their workforce, or 5.3 million employees. Large groups had more than 80% of this workforce. In subsidiaries located outside the European Union (EU), workforces increased by nearly 10% compared to the previous year, while those in subsidiaries in EU countries remained stable.

Insee Focus
No 21
Paru le : 04/03/2015