Trade in Goods Within Multinational Companies: Survey-Based Data
and Findings for the United States of America
by William J. Zeile
Presented at the meeting of the OECD Committee on Industry and Business
Environment, Working Party on Statistics, Session on Globalisation, Paris,
France, November 3-4, 2003.
This paper discusses the data on U.S. intrafirm trade in goods collected
in BEA's surveys of the operations of U.S. multinational firms and foreign-owned
U.S. affiliates. It also examines patterns that emerge from the data,
with a particular focus on the intrafirm-trade shares of U.S. exports
and imports by major trading partner. The paper concludes with a brief
overview of selected research on intrafirm trade based on BEA's data.
Last changed: November 13, 2003