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Outward Foreign Affiliates Statistics. Year 2020

Affiliates of Spanish companies abroad generated a turnover of 187,963 million euros and employed 714,652 persons in 2020. United States, Brazil and United Kingdom, the countries where Spanish affiliate companies generated the highest turnover.

Indicators by branch of activity - Year 2020
Indicator Note Industry Construction Trade Services
Number of affiliates 1,413 874 1,670 2,015
Employed persons 210,502 58,576 158,137 287,437
Turnover 1 73,201 13,754 54,868 46,140
  • Millions of euros
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Year 2020 Published: 26/09/2022
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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.