French multinational companies in 2014: 5.5 million employees outside of France

Ismaël Haffoud, division Profilage et traitement des grandes unités, Insee

In 2014, French multinational companies (excluding the banking sector) control 37,000 subsidiaries abroad. Their foreign subsidiaries account for 54% of their consolidated turnover and 56% of their workforce, i.e. 5.5 million people. Headcount in foreign subsidiaries increases by 2.4% compared with 2013. Per capita wages cost amount to €36,000/year. The foreign investment of French firms continues to be directed primarily at non-EU countries.

Insee Focus
No 85
Paru le : 12/05/2017