New edition of R&S´s survey of multinationals (1997-2007)

This is the thirteenth edition of R&S´s annual statistical survey of major multinational companies. It covers 342 large enterprises, 297 of which are industrial companies in the manufacturing and energy sectors, 23 are telecommunications businesses and 22 are utilities active on an international scale. Their aggregate turnover in 2006 was EUR 8,200bn, including EUR 7,000bn in manufactured products, EUR 700bn in telecoms and EUR 500bn in public utilities, and their assets totalled EUR 8,400bn. Together they employ 26.2 million people. In 2006, European-based companies have together realized a consolidated value added equal to 11% of Europe’s gross domestic product.