Activities of U.S. Multinational Enterprises, 2017

Worldwide employment by U.S. multinational enterprises (MNEs) increased 0.4 percent to 42.5 million workers in 2017 from 42.3 million in 2016, according to statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis on the operations and finances of U.S. parent companies and their foreign affiliates.

  • Current Release: August 23, 2019
  • Next release: August 2020

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.

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