FDI into the Île-de-France region of France, which includes Paris, has been declining steadily since 2008, according to data from greenfield FDI monitor fDi Markets. The number of FDI projects into the region peaked in 2008, when 257 investments were made. However, jobs and capital expenditure figures peaked two years prior in 2006, with 2228 jobs created and capital expenditure of $1.12bn.

Since this time, with the exception of a slight rise in 2010, project numbers have fallen steadily, with 128 projects recorded in 2012, representing a drop in FDI projects of 50.2%. Jobs and capital expenditure figures have also fallen in this time, except for in 2012, which saw an increase in job creation, with 1387 jobs created. While this was a dramatic increase from the 472 jobs created in 2011, it represented a drop from its 2006 peak of 37.7%.


Between January 2003 and July 2013, $4.32bn was invested in 1675 FDI projects, representing a 1.1% share of global FDI. Also during the period, a total of 10,633 jobs were created.

Between January 2003 and July 2013, the highest number of FDI projects came from the US, which recorded 523 projects. The UK ranked second, investing in 233 projects, while Germany ranked third, investing in 182 projects. The US also created the highest number of jobs, recording 2440 in the time period. Germany ranked second, creating 2303 jobs, and the UK third, creating 1238 jobs.