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Measuring Globalisation: OECD Economic Globalisation Indicators 2010

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This second edition of the OECD Economic Globalisation Indicators presents a broad range of indicators showing the magnitude and intensity of globalisation. This process is becoming increasingly important for policymakers and other analysts, hence the need for a volume that brings together the existing measures, based on national data sources and comparable across countries. Together, the indicators shed new light on financial, technological and trade interdependencies within OECD and non-OECD countries.

Measures of globalisation include indicators on capital movements and foreign direct investments, international trade, the economic activity of multinational firms and the internationalisation of technology. In addition, the 2010 edition also includes indicators linked to the current financial crisis, portfolio investments, environmental aspects and the emergence of global value chains.

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Inward activity

share of foreign affiliates in employment, turnover and value added

In 2007, the share of foreign-controlled affiliates in total manufacturing turnover ranged from nearly 80% in Ireland to 3% in Japan. Among G7 countries, foreign presence in manufacturing was strongest in Canada and the United Kingdom, followed by France, Germany, the United States and Italy. The percentage in Japan was the lowest of any OECD country for which data were available.

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