It's time for BEA's benchmark survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad, conducted every five years.

The BE-10 is our most comprehensive survey on financial and operating data of U.S. multinational enterprises.

  • The survey covers fiscal years ending in 2019.
  • All entities subject to the reporting requirements must file, even if they are not contacted by BEA.
  • Those who would normally file a BE-11 annual survey will file the benchmark survey instead for 2019.
  • Refer to the FAQs below for more about who is required to file.

Federal law protects the confidentiality of the data that companies report.

New BE-10 survey forms for 2019


BE-10 reports for 2019 are due:
May 29, 2020 for a U.S. Reporter required to file fewer than 50 Forms BE-10B, BE-10C, and/or BE-10D.
June 30, 2020 for a U.S. Reporter required to file 50 or more Forms BE-10B, BE-10C, and/or BE-10D.

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…or File by mail or fax to (301) 278-9502
BE-10A Survey Form(Fillable - PDF)  Coming Soon
BE-10B Survey Form(Fillable - PDF)  Coming Soon
BE-10C Survey Form(Fillable - PDF)  Coming Soon
BE-10D Survey Form(Fillable - PDF)  Coming Soon
BE-10 Claim for Not Filing(Fillable - PDF)  Coming Soon

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