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Anne-Marie Roméra, Pascale Guery, Martine Delassus, CRCI Paris-Île-de-France, Olivier Satger, Insee

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Top EU regions in terms of total R&D personnel in 2009 (full-time employment)- Sources: Eurostat and Ministry of Higher Education and Research

Office take-up: European comparisons in 2010 and 2011- Source: Immostat

Top international tradeshows (with over 80,000 visitors) in 2010 (in thousands)- Source: CCIP - 2009

Paris Region: Key Figures 2012.

April 2012

Every year, the Paris Region Economic Development Agency (PREDA), the Paris -Ile-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CRCI) and the Paris Region Urban Planning & Development Agency (IAU île-de-France) publish the latest key figures for Paris region, one of the world’s leading economic regions.
This document draws on the latest available published data. Paris Region Key Figures 2012 is a guide providing you with the statistics and maps you need when:

  • evaluating Paris region’s offer within the wider French and European environment,
  • gathering detailed information for your market research relating to potential investment projects in Paris region.

We hope that this booklet will enable you to discover the exceptional potential of Paris region, highlighting its unique dynamism and diversity.
The PREDA also provides a great deal more information on its website and will be delighted to help you to locate and develop your business in Paris region.
The CRCI coordinates the region’s network of four chambers of commerce and industry, advising and supporting businesses and offering a wide range of products and services relating to start-ups, innovation, economic intelligence, international development and training:
The IAU île-de-France continually monitors trends within Paris region, and in relation to international developments. Its website offers a range of information including databases and interactive maps.
Welcome to Paris region!

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  • 12,012 sq km (4,638 sq mi) 8 départements, 1,281 municipalités
  • 11,867,000 inhabitants (as at 01-01-2011)  i.e. 18.3% of the French population and 29.5% of the French national GDP
  • Population density in 2011: 988 inhab/sq km
  • 618,800 students in 2010-2011 and Europe's no. 1 region in terms of higher education students
  • Employment in public and private research in 2009: 143,700
  • GDP in 2009 (million €): 552,100
  • GDP per capita in 2009: € 47,000
  • Exports in 2010 (million €): 68,000
  • Imports in 2010 (million €): 119,000
  • Total number of jobs (salaried + non salaried) in 2009: 5,955,000
  • Unemployment rate (3rd quarter 2011): 8.3%
  • Jobs created by FDI in 2010: 8,400
  • Business creations in 2010: 150,400
  • Business closures in 2010: 9,700
  • Number of companies in 2010: 822,000
  • Number of businesses in 2010: 936,300
  • Airport traffic in 2011: 88,100,000 passengers
  • International high-speed train traffic in 2010: 17,500,000 passengers
  • Office space in 2011: 50,000,000 sq m