Published 06 July 2017

Swedish groups with affiliates abroad 2015

In 2015 there were 3,132 Swedish controlled enterprise groups with affiliates abroad, an increase of 105 groups since 2014. Of these enterprise groups 900 or 30 per cent had subsidiaries in Norway. Between 18 and 20 per cent of the enterprise groups had subsidiaries established in Finland, Denmark and USA.

In 2015 there were 3,132 Swedish controlled enterprise groups with affiliates abroad, an increase of 105 groups since 2014. Of these enterprise groups 900 or 30 per cent had subsidiaries in Norway. Between 18 and 20 per cent of the enterprise groups had subsidiaries established in Finland, Denmark and USA.

The number of employees in the Swedish controlled enterprise groups with affiliates abroad amounted to 1.96 million, an increase of 3 per cent over the preceding year. The number of employees abroad increased by 2 per cent to 1.40 million and the number of employees in Sweden increased by 5 per cent to 560,757 employees.

The largest increases in individual countries took place in: Finland where the number of employees in the Swedish controlled groups increased by 20,494 and in Poland, where the number of employees increased by 6,011. Swedish controlled enterprise groups decreased their number of employees in a few countries, in India their number of employees decreased by 4,205 and in China by 3,782 employees. The countries where Swedish enterprise groups had their largest number of employees were the US with 214,039, Germany with 99,987 and China with 92,408 employees.

The majority of employees abroad were in groups with at least 5,000 employees in Sweden. The 25 enterprise groups with at least 5,000 employees in Sweden accounted for about 59 per cent of all employees in foreign countries, and 43 per cent of employees in Sweden.

The total turnover for the Swedish groups with affiliates abroad was SEK 5,114 billion in 2015. Abroad the total turnover was 3,086 billion and the total turnover in Sweden was 2,028 billion. That was an increase of 9 per cent abroad and 14 per cent in Sweden over the preceding year.

Title
Swedish groups with affiliates abroad 2015

Serial number
Statistik 2016:06

Reference number
2017/131

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