New edition of R&S´s survey of multinationals (2001-2011)

This is the seventeenth edition of R&S´s annual statistical survey of major multinational companies. It covers 376 large enterprises, 325 of which are industrial companies in the manufacturing and energy sectors, 29 are telecommunications businesses and 22 are utilities active on an international scale. Their aggregate turnover in 2010 was EUR 10,600bn, including EUR 9,100bn in manufactured products, EUR 900bn in telecoms and EUR 600bn in public utilities, and their assets (excluding intangibles) totalled EUR 12,000bn. Together they employ 30,4 million people. In 2010, European-based companies have together realized a consolidated value added equal to approx. 11% of Europe's gross domestic product.