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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United Kingdom

The data are prepared by the Office for National Statistics and are based on the Annual Business Inquiry, which replaced the annual Census of Production in 1993. This inquiry covers United Kingdom (except Channel Islands and Isle of Man) “enterprises” engaged in industrial production and services from 1998. Industrial production includes mining and quarrying; manufacturing; construction; and electricity, gas and water supply industries (Sections C to F of SIC92). Services includes repair of motor vehicles, motorcycle and personal and household goods; wholesale trade; retail trade; hotels and restaurants; transport, storage and communication; and real estate, renting and business (Sections G to K of SIC92). Up to 1995, data for foreign enterprises, i.e. controlled or owned by companies incorporated overseas (majority foreign ownership), are available separately for manufacturing industries only.

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