3,000 enterprises at the heart of the French economy
The bulk of economic activity in mainly market sectors was supported by a small number of enterprises. Out of the 3.3 million enterprises in 2013, 52% of added value, 70% of investments and 83% of exports were concentrated in 3,000 of them. This group was composed mainly of large (240) and intermediate enterprises (2030), but also includes SMEs, including microenterprises. 40% of these 3,000 enterprises were industrial and carried out 57% of exports.