Box: Industry Name Changes

The following changes have been made to the names of the industries shown in the stubs of the tables in this article, in order to conform with the nomenclature used in the 1987 Standard Industrial Classification.

"Machinery, except electrical" is now designated "industrial machinery and equipment," and "electric and electronic equipment" is now designated "electronic and other electric equipment." The substance of these changes had already been reflected in the data beginning with the 1987 benchmark survey of foreign direct investment in the United States.

"Banking" is now designated "depository institutions," and "finance, except banking" is now designated "finance, except depository institutions." The substance of these changes had already been reflected in the data beginning with the 1992 benchmark survey of foreign direct investment in the United States. For convenience, the new terminology is used for all years in tables that show data both before and after 1992 (see footnote 1 to table 4). However, the terms "bank" and "nonbank" will continue to be used to refer to groups of affiliates ("nonbank U.S. affiliates").