Foreign Direct Investment in the United States (FDIUS)

Activities of U.S. Affiliates of Foreign Multinational Enterprises

The activities of multinational enterprises statistics available here provide a picture of the overall activities of U.S. affiliates of foreign parents and contain a wide variety of indicators of their financial structure and operations. These statistics cover items that are needed in analyzing the characteristics, performance, and economic impact of MNEs, and are obtained from mandatory surveys of U.S. affiliates of foreign parents conducted by BEA.




Frequently Requested Tables

Visit our interactive system to display and download customizable time series tables and charts using the data on the activities of U.S. affiliates of foreign MNEs. More information on interactive system.

BEA has adopted the use of standard international terminology in BEA’s international economic accounts by replacing the term “multinational companies” with “multinational enterprises” and the term “financial and operating (F&O)” statistics with “activities of multinational enterprises (AMNE).” This change in terminology reflects BEA’s effort to conform more closely with international guidelines and does not affect the actual statistics produced.

Historical data are available under “Comprehensive Data on the Activities of U.S. Affiliates” (below). Please note that prior to 2007, the annual data did not include bank affiliates.

Majority-Owned U.S. Affiliates (Including Banks)

All (Majority- and Minority-Owned) U.S. Affiliates (Including Banks)

Comprehensive Data on the Activities of U.S. Affiliates

  • Preliminary 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • Please note that the Nonbank U.S. Affiliates series ended with 2006. Beginning with 2007, it was replaced by a series that includes both bank and nonbank affiliates.

    BEA has adopted the use of standard international terminology in BEA’s international economic accounts by replacing the term “multinational companies” with “multinational enterprises” and the term “financial and operating (F&O)” statistics with “activities of multinational enterprises (AMNE).” This change in terminology reflects BEA’s effort to conform more closely with international guidelines and does not affect the actual statistics produced.

    2007 (Benchmark Survey)
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • Archive | 1977 - 2003

Establishment Data from BEA-Census Link

Detailed establishment data for U.S. affiliates of foreign parents obtained from a project that links Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) enterprise, or company, data on foreign direct investment in the United States with the Census Bureau's establishment data for all U.S. companies. The data are presented by detailed industry, by country of ultimate beneficial owner, and by State.

U.S. Businesses Acquired or Established by Foreign Companies

BEA is reinstating the Survey of New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States after ending the series in 2008. The reinstated survey will cover transactions beginning in 2014. A release date for the newly collected data will be announced in 2015.

Comprehensive Data 1980-2008
1998-2007 revised and 2008 (ZIP | Contains multiple Excel files) | Data are presented under NAICS.
1998-2007 revised and 2008 (ZIP | Contains multiple PDF files) | Data are presented under NAICS.
1992-97 revised (ZIP | Contains multiple Text files) | Data are under US SIC up to 1997.
1980-91 revised (ZIP | Contains multiple PRN files)