The French industry lost 20% of its weight in GDP in the last 15 years
According to our report Industrie du futur, prêts, partez !, the French industry lost 20% of its weight in GDP in the last 15 years, as well as 1.4 million jobs in the last 25 years because of relocations. In February 2018, the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee) emphasized the French industrial decline since 2006. France lost 27,300 establishments (- 18%) and 530,000 employees (- 16%) between 2006 and 2015. In 2016, the French manufacturing industry accounts for 10.2% of GDP against 14.4% in the European Union.