Multinationals (MNEs) play an important role in the economies of many developed and developing countries. Increasingly, multinationals create a physical presence in several countries around the world in order to maximise their global earnings.
Outward Foreign Affiliates Statistics (OFATS) cover the activities of Irish multinationals abroad and this is the first time that the CSO have published this data. The aim of the data is to analyse the sectoral and geographical composition of Irish multinationals’ activities abroad.
To access the Statbank tables, please click the following link: http://cso.ie/shorturl.aspx/132
The Business in Ireland 2010 report (also published today) includes analysis of the Outward Foreign Affiliates (OFATS) data and more information on the methodology behind the statistics.
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Central Statistics Office 9 November 2012
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