Measuring Globalisation: Activities of Multinationals 2007, Volume I, Manufacturing Sector

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This first volume of a two-volume publication presents detailed data on the industrial activity of multinationals in OECD countries. In an era of globalisation, these data highlight the increasing importance of multinationals in the economies of host countries. Time series cover 23 countries for the period 2000-2004.  This volume provides data for the manufacturing sector covering 18 variables including production, employment, investment, research and trade. Volume II provides similar data for services. These data provide a measure of the impact of foreign direct investment on the economies of the OECD countries. From this standpoint, they provide a vital backup for data on direct investment flows.This publication includes StatLinks, URLs linking to Excel® spreadsheets containing the underlying data.

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For all variables except R&D expenditure and Number of researchers, the data are prepared by the Globalisation Section of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Source data are collected by the ABS as part of the annual Economic Activity Survey (EAS), based on a sample of about 20 000 management units selected from the ABS Business Register. Foreign ownership characteristics of businesses responding to the EAS are identified by matching the data for the EAS businesses with the foreign ownership data for the same businesses from the ABS quarterly Survey of International Investment for those businesses included in both surveys. For other businesses, a number of other sources were used, with most ownership data compiled from extensive Internet searches.

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