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Outward Foreign Affiliates Statistics. Year 2021

Affiliates of Spanish companies abroad generated a turnover of 212,111 million euros and employed 746,521 persons in 2021. United States, United Kingdom ang Germany, the countries where Spanish affiliate companies generated the highest turnover.

Indicators by branch of activity - Year 2021
Indicator Note Industry Construction Trade Services
Number of affiliates 1,238 814 1,333 1,795
Employed persons 208,818 50,826 173,062 313,815
Turnover 1 66,697 14,254 76,710 54,449
Staff costs 23,174 3,153 8,109 36,456
Material investment 16,900 2,599 4,384 19,309
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Year 2021 Published: 28/09/2023
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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 Industry, Commerce and Tourism. This Ministry supplies the primary data to the INE by virtue of a collaboration agreement between both organizations.