Table 4-14
R&D performed abroad by majority-owned foreign affiliates of U.S. parent companies, by selected NAICS industry of affiliate and region/country/economy: 2008
(Millions of current U.S. dollars)
 
      Manufacturing   Nonmanufacturing
Region/country/
economy
All industries   Total Chemicals Machinery Computer and electronic products Electrical equipment, appliances, and components Transportation equipment   Information Professional, technical, scientific services Wholesale trade
 
All countries 36,991   29,385 8,754 1,457 6,354 586 9,163   1,954 3,963 1,461
Canada 3,040   1,981 685 28 482 19 653   436 494 78
Europe 24,155   19,416 6,255 1,076 2,762 313 6,601   870 2,680 1,089
Belgium 1,259   891 783 24 D 15 14   * 350 12
France 2,171   1,878 448 133 501 35 456   45 188 53
Germany 7,039   6,485 1,051 388 858 132 3,527   D 194 D
Ireland 1,503   848 438 0 313 0 2   599 D D
Italy 582   475 246 52 22 4 73   * D D
Netherlands 1,484   1,267 778 41 73 D D   D D D
Sweden 1,576   1,478 33 12 59 D D   D D 7
Switzerland 1,123   728 262 88 173 24 D   D 229 118
United Kingdom 5,157   3,844 1,790 185 464 49 912   76 884 341
Latin America/ OWH 1,465   1,354 371 40 191 D 642   1 37 29
Brazil 791   770 175 35 D 0 444   1 4 16
Mexico 329   D 80 4 7 D 169   * D 3
Africa 57   44 14 1 * 0 23   2 * 2
South Africa 43   34 13 * * 0 D   2 * 2
Middle East 1,063   869 D D 650 0 0   5 174 15
Israel 1,060   867 D D 650 0 0   D 174 D
Asia and Pacific 7,210   5,722 D D 2,268 D 1,244   640 578 247
Australia 923   851 234 10 6 20 D   7 20 41
China 1,517   1,180 D 24 965 66 40   D D 43
Hong Kong 102   52 9 0 10 5 0   5 37 7
India 582   222 58 D D D 32   D 250 D
Japan 1,872   1,529 930 64 244 D 81   142 D D
Malaysia 360   358 3 * 345 1 0   0 * 2
Singapore 621   390 30 1 343 1 2   D D 9
South Korea 966   931 34 17 207 D D   7 7 D
Taiwan 102   D D 1 48 5 2   D 8 8
Thailand 69   67 7 3 27 0 17   0 0 2
 

* = ≤ $500,000; D = suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information

NAICS = North American Industry Classification System; OWH = other Western Hemisphere

NOTES: Preliminary 2008 estimates for majority-owned (>50%) nonbank affiliates of nonbank U.S. parents by country of ultimate beneficial owner and industry of affiliate. Expenditures included for R&D conducted by foreign affiliates, whether for themselves or others under contract. Expenditures excluded for R&D conducted by others for affiliates under contract.

SOURCE: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad (annual series), http://www.bea.gov/international/index.htm#omc, accessed 4 February 2011.

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