Activities of U.S. Multinational Enterprises, 2020
Worldwide employment by U.S. multinational enterprises (MNEs) decreased 1.8 percent to 42.4 million workers in 2020 (preliminary) from 43.2 million workers in 2019 (revised), according to statistics released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) on the operations and finances of U.S. parent companies and their foreign affiliates.
- Current Release: November 18, 2022
- Next release: November 17, 2023
- U.S. Direct Investment Abroad Overview
- U.S. International Economic Accounts: Concepts and Methods
- Guide to BEA's Direct Investment Surveys
- International Surveys: U.S. Direct Investment Abroad
- International Surveys: Archived Survey Forms
- Geographic Area Definitions
- Industry and Foreign Trade Classification Materials
- How are BEA’s statistics on the activities of U.S. multinational enterprises (MNEs) affected by the complex corporate structures of MNEs?
What are Activities of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs)?
BEA’s statistics on the worldwide activities of U.S. multinational enterprises offer details on the finances and operations of U.S. multinational enterprises, including their employment and compensation, sales, value added, capital expenditures, trade in goods, and expenditures for research and development.