Activities of U.S. Multinational Enterprises (MNEs)
The activities of U.S. multinational enterprises in 2015 continued to be concentrated in the United States; U.S. parents accounted for nearly two-thirds of worldwide multinational enterprises employment, three-quarters of worldwide value added and capital expenditures, and over four-fifths of worldwide R&D expenditures. Foreign affiliates accounted for one-third of these measures at most. Employment by U.S. multinational enterprises increased 1.9 percent to 42.4 million employees worldwide in 2015, with approximately 90% of this employment growth occurring domestically. The 1.9 percent growth in employment, however, was smaller than the average annual growth of 4.3 percent between 2009 and 2014.
- Next Release: August 24, 2018
What are Activities of U.S. Multinational Enterprises (MNEs)?
Annual financial and operating data on U.S. parent companies and their affiliates abroad, including value added, sales, employment, trade, research and development, and other measures by country and industry.Learn More