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 Department of Enterprises of the Central Statistical Office (GUS). These data are collected via an annual survey since 1993 and refer to majority foreign-owned firms, i.e. where more than 50% of the capital is held by non-residents. Up to 1998, all enterprises were surveyed. From 1999, all enterprises employing more than 9 persons are covered. Public administration and defence (ISIC 75) as well as banks and insurance companies are not covered. The response rate of the survey is about 70%. No estimates are made for non-responders. The results are published in the report Economic activities of companies with foreign capital share.

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