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 States

The data are prepared by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Department of Commerce. Most of the data are based on annual and benchmark surveys which cover US business enterprises in which a foreign person owned (or controlled) a direct (or indirect) interest of 10% or more at the end of the US business enterprise’s fiscal year. The last benchmark surveys were conducted in 1992, 1997 and 2002. They provide benchmarks for deriving current universe estimates of direct investment from sample data collected in non-benchmark years. Between benchmark years, smaller affiliates are exempted from reporting; however, data for these affiliates are statistically estimated so that all estimates -- benchmark and non-benchmark alike -- represent universe totals. The Bureau of Economic Analysis also publishes data on majority-owned affiliates (those in which the foreign parents’ ownership share exceeds 50%). The data in this publication relate to all affiliates up to 1996, and to majority foreign-owned affiliates as from 1997. The data are electronically released annually and are also available on the Web site of the Bureau of Economic Analysis ( www.bea.doc.gov ).

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