It's time for BEA's benchmark survey of foreign direct investment in the United States, conducted every five years.

The BE-12 is our most comprehensive survey on financial and operating data of U.S. affiliates of foreign multinational enterprises.

  • The survey covers fiscal years ending in 2022.
  • All entities subject to the reporting requirements must file, even if they are not contacted by BEA.
  • Those who would normally file a BE-15 annual survey will file the benchmark survey instead for 2022.
  • Refer to the FAQs below for more about who is required to file.

Federal law protects the confidentiality of the data that companies report.

BE-12 survey forms for 2022

How can I file?

File online here with eFile


File by Mail or Fax

All entities must file one of the following forms:

BE-12A Survey Form  PDF
Part III Overflow page  PDF
Export Overflow page  PDF
Import Overflow page  PDF
BE-12B Survey Form  PDF
Part III Overflow page  PDF
BE-12C Survey Form  PDF
Part III Overflow page  PDF
BE-12 Claim for Not Filing  PDF
BE-12 BE-12 Supplements  XLSX
To be used for overflow or in place of supplements on BE-12A, BE-12B, and BE-12C forms


Additional Documents

Guidance materials

Statistics from the Survey

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