Value Added, Employment, and Capital Expenditures of Nonbank U.S. Multinational Companies: 1982 to 2

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 771):

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0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
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This dataset consists of a table of 73 rows and 1 columns.

Value added and capital expenditures in billions of dollars; employees in thousands. Consists of non-bank U.S. parent companies and their non-bank foreign affiliates. U.S. parent compromises the domestic operations of a multinational and is a U.S. person that owns or controls directly or indirectly, 10 percent or more of the voting securities of an incorporated foreign business enterprise, or an equivalent interest in an unincorporated foreign business enterprise. A U.S. person can be an incorporated business enterprise. A foreign affiliate is a foreign business enterprise owned or controlled by a U.S. parent company. A majority-owned foreign affiliate (MOFA) is a foreign business enterprise in which a U.S. parent company owns or controls more than 50% of the voting securities. Minus sign (-) indicates decrease


  1. Beginning with the revised 1999 benchmark
    estimates the source has expanded its estimates
    of the operations of U.S. multinational corporations in order to provide
    fuller coverage of the multinational corporation universe. In the past,
    the source data excluded estimates for very small foreign affiliates
    and for parents that had only very small foreign
    affiliates. Estimates for very small foreign affiliates
    were excluded because only very limited information
    was reported for them, and their inclusion would not
    have had a material impact on the aggregate direct investment
    estimates, in terms of value. Estimates for
    parents of only very small affiliates were excluded to
    maintain consistency between the parent and affiliate
    estimates. Estimates for these formerly excluded parents
    and affiliates are now included in the multinational corporation operations
    data in order to eliminate the small downward
    bias attributable to these exclusions.
    For very small affiliates, a few data items were required
    to be reported on a supplement to the 1999
    benchmark survey forms. In the revised benchmark es-
    timates for 1999 presented here, these data items were
    included in the published totals and were also used as
    the basis to estimate other items covered by the survey.
    In the 2000 annual estimates, the 1999 data were extrapolated
    based on the movement in the data for
    somewhat larger affiliates.
    The impact of the inclusion of the new estimates for
    very small affiliates on the published aggregate estimates
    is less significant for foreign affiliates than it is
    for U.S. parents. Overall, the values for very small affiliates
    are generally negligible, although they may be significant
    for a few data items or for a few individual
    host countries (particularly those that are less developed).
    For example, in 1999, very small majority-owned foreign affiiates accounted
    for 0.5 percent of the assets, 1.0 percent of the
    value added, 3.2 percent of the employment, and less
    than 0.1 percent of the capital expenditures of all
    majority-owned foreign affiiates. In India, the employment of very small affiliates
    accounted for a substantially larger share9.8
    percentof the employment of all majority-owned foreign affiiates in 1999.
    The values for parents of only very small affiliates,
    however, are more significant. Parents of only very
    small affiliates accounted for 1.6 percent of the assets,
    3.8 percent of the value added, 6.1 percent of the employment,
    and 2.7 percent of the capital expenditures
    of all nonbank U.S. parent companies in 1999. Thus,
    the addition of data for parents of only very small affiliates
    does affect the comparability of the 1999 and
    2000 data with data for earlier years for some data
    items for U.S. parents and for U.S. multinational corporations overall.


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