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Outward Foreign Affiliates Statistics. Year 2019

Affiliates of Spanish companies abroad generated a turnover of 225,171 million euros and employed 767,629 persons in 2019. United States, Brazil and Mexico, the countries where Spanish affiliate companies generated the highest turnover.

Indicators by branch of activity - Year 2019
Indicator Note Industry Construction Trade Services
Number of affiliates 1,448 1,045 1,761 2,740
Employed persons 225,178 56,339 190,851 295,261
Turnover 1 87,840 15,024 62,610 59,697
  • Millions of euros
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Year 2019 Published: 28/09/2021
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The Outward Foreign Affiliates Statistics (FILEXT) has the fundamental objective of providing annual information on the main variables that determine the structure and activity of the subsidiaries abroad, ultimately controlled by Spanish parent companies, both in the industrial sector and in construction, trade and other services of non-financial market.

Information is provided on the main variables disaggregated by activity, size and country or geographical area of ¿¿the subsidiary company.

The results of this statistic are prepared based on administrative information from the Foreign Investment Registry of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. This Ministry supplies the primary data to the INE by virtue of a collaboration agreement between both organizations.