New edition of R&S´s survey of multinationals (2002-2012)

13 June 2013

This is the eighteenth edition of R&S´s annual statistical survey of major multinational companies. It covers 387 large enterprises, 335 of which are industrial companies in the manufacturing and energy sectors, 29 are telecommunications businesses and 23 are utilities active on an international scale. Their aggregate turnover in 2011 was EUR 12,206bn, including EUR 10,558bn in manufactured products, EUR 973bn in telecoms and EUR 675bn in public utilities, and their assets (excluding intangibles) totalled EUR 13,285bn. Together they employ 31,6 million people. In 2011, European-based companies have together realized a consolidated value added equal to approx. 12% of Europe's gross domestic product.