Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
Measuring Globalisation: Activities of Multinationals 2007, Volume I, Manufacturing
This first volume of a two-volume publication presents detailed data on the industrial
activity of multinationals in OECD countries. In an era of globalisation, these data
highlight the increasing importance of multinationals in the economies of host countries.
Time series cover 23 countries for the period 2000-2004. This volume provides data
for the manufacturing sector covering 18 variables including production, employment,
investment, research and trade. Volume II provides similar data for services. These
data provide a measure of the impact of foreign direct investment on the economies
of the OECD countries. From this standpoint, they provide a vital backup for data
on direct investment flows.This publication includes StatLinks, URLs linking to Excel®
spreadsheets containing the underlying data.