Europe remains a destination of choice for foreign direct investment, with 4,282 projects registered in 2020, despite a 13% drop compared with 2019.
Investor sentiment towards Europe is positive. They are paying close attention to the regulatory landscape in each country.
The pandemic has accelerated trends towards digitisation and sustainable investment, with increased interest in e-commerce, healthcare technology and renewable energy.
The top five countries for FDI in Europe in 2020 are the UK, France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands.
France has been ranked as the most attractive destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Europe. This is the first time in the survey's two-decade history that France has topped the rankings. Germany comes second, followed by the UK, which has slipped to third place due to Brexit-related uncertainty.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are having an increasingly important impact on investment decisions.
France remains Europe's most attractive destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) projects for the fourth year running.
According to the latest figures published by the French government, France was the leading European country for foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2021. In 2020, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, France received a total of 985 foreign investment projects, an increase of 17% on 2019.
France was the leading recipient of FDI projects in Europe, ahead of Germany and the United Kingdom.
It is the second largest recipient of FDI in Europe in terms of jobs created, with 37,406 new jobs created in 2020.
The sectors that attracted the most foreign investment in France in 2020 were software and IT services, with 160 projects, followed by business services, which accounted for 138 projects.
The report suggests that France's success in attracting FDI is due to its highly skilled workforce, modern infrastructure, strong industrial base and ability to attract foreign investment.
A business-friendly environment. In addition, the French government has introduced a number of measures to support foreign investors, such as tax breaks and subsidies for research and development.
France's attractiveness as an investment destination is due to its large domestic market, skilled workforce and commitment to innovation and digital transformation.
The country's efforts to improve its business environment and attract foreign investors have also contributed to its success.
FDI remains an important source of investment for Europe, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. Europe will continue to attract FDI in the coming years, particularly in sectors such as new technologies, telecommunications, healthcare and renewable energies.