New edition of R&S´s survey of multinationals (2000-2010)

This is the sixteenth edition of R&S´s annual statistical survey of major multinational companies. It covers 375 large enterprises, 324 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 2009 was EUR 8,600bn, including EUR 7,200bn in manufactured products, EUR 800bn in telecoms and EUR 600bn in public utilities, and their assets (excluding intangibles) totalled EUR 10,200bn. Together they employ 28,9 million people. In 2009, European-based companies have together realized a consolidated value added equal to approx. 11% of Europe's gross domestic product.