List of French Companies in China
Today, France is China's second largest technological cooperation partner, third largest source of investment and fourth largest trading partner in the EU. France ranks the 10th in the world and third in Europe in terms of total investment in China. Despite their recent presence in China, French companies are well established and are planning many investment projects in the near future. More than 850 French companies created 1,880 facilities with more than 250.000 employees. Their turnover also reached €20 billion in 2006, twice more than the French direct exports, while the turnover have a 20 to 25 percent increase a year. French companies are active in Wuhan, where investments represent more than 60 percent of the European investments in the city and 13 percent of the FDI worth US$2.13 billion. Twenty five percent of French investments in China are made in this city and most of them cover the automobile industry, energy exploitation and communication. On the other hand, more than half of the French investments in China focus on Shanghai. Other cities with large French companies presence are Peking and Canton.