Swedish groups with affiliates abroad 2006

The Swedish Institute for Growth Policy Studies (ITPS) has in accordance with the Act on Official Statistics (SFS 2001:99) and the Appendix to the Ordinance on Statistics (SFS 2001:100) the task of producing and making  statistics on international enterprises available. As a part of this work ITPS produces an annual report on the affiliates of Swedish controlled groups abroad. This report only presents data concerning groups which have at least one employee in an affiliate abroad, and the data applies to business operations in 2006.

In 2006 there were 1 268 Swedish controlled groups with affiliates abroad, an increase of 69 groups since 2005. The number of employees in these amounted to slightly less than 1.5 million, an increase of 2 per cent over the preceding year. The number of employees abroad increased by slightly less than 26 000 to slightly more than 1 million, whilst the number in Sweden increased by slightly more than 6 000 persons to 496 000 employees. 

China and Poland were the countries where Swedish international groups increased most. The number of employees decreased in some countries, amongst others, Finland, France and the USA. The majority of employees in  Swedish controlled affiliates abroad are in Europe and America.

Of the 1 268 Swedish groups with affiliates  abroad in 2006, 402  groups (32 %) had affiliates in Norway. Between 20 and 25 per cent of the groups had affiliates in the other Scandinavian countries, the UK, Germany and the USA.  

The groups studied accounted for 38 per cent of Sweden's total exports of goods and 21 per cent of imports of goods in 2006.

Swedish groups with affiliates abroad 2006

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