French multinational companies in 2015: 5.5 million employees outside of France
In 2015, French multinational companies (excluding the banking sector) controlled 37,000 subsidiaries abroad. Their foreign subsidiaries accounted for 54% of their consolidated turnover and 58% of their workforce, i.e. 5.5 million people. One out of every four subsidiaries is based in the United States, the United Kingdom or Germany. The employees of commercial subsidiaries are concentrated primarily in Brazil and China.