November 18, 2022Data on the activities of foreign affiliates of U.S. MNEs and U.S. parent companies have been updated to reflect revised estimates for 2019 and preliminary estimates for 2020.

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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.