Approximately 460 Swedish companies have local establishments in the French market with more than 95,000 employees, so France is an important European market both for trade and investments.

Key findings from the Business Climate Survey 2023 confirm that Swedish companies in France continue to show confidence in the market and remain profitable. In total, 80 per cent of Swedish companies in France plan to maintain or increase their local investments.

Swedish companies are continually satisfied with the overall business environment where market conditions for safe and efficient operations as well as access to critical actors in the value chain score high in the ratings.

Sweden’s reputation in France has been positive for a long time. The survey confirms this, with 72 per cent of the participating companies considering that the Swedish brand contributes positively to their businesses.

Please download the report to fully overview the results with a detailed analysis. 


The Business Climate Survey is a Team Sweden project based upon a partnership created by Business Sweden and Swedish Chambers International in 2019. The survey is conducted among Swedish companies in 23 markets worldwide with insights from over 1,600 Swedish company representatives.

This year, the survey was sent out to a sample of 434 local executives representing Swedish companies in France, 88 of which provided answers. This sample size is sufficient to represent Swedish companies in France. The answers were collected between March 9th and April 14th, 2023.

We would like to extend our most sincere gratitude to the participating companies and partners who have contributed to this report and look forward to supporting the continued trade and business development between Sweden and France.