In 2016 there were 3,214 Swedish controlled enterprise groups with affiliates abroad, an increase of 82 groups since 2015. Of these enterprise groups 952 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 2 million, a increase of 2 per cent over the preceding year. The number of employees abroad increased by 23,077 to 1.41 million and the number in Sweden increased by 12,770 to 573,527 employees.
The largest increases in individual countries took place in China where the number of employees in the Swedish controlled groups increased by 8,671 and in Denmark, where the number of employees increased by 7,868. Swedish controlled enterprise groups decreased their number of employees in a few countries, in Brazil their number of employees decreased by 7,856 and in Germany by 6,785 employees. The countries where Swedish enterprise groups had their largest number of employees were US with 220,491, China with 101,079 and Germany with 93,202 employees.
The majority of employees abroad were in groups with at least 5,000 employees in Sweden. The 24 enterprise groups with at least 5,000 employees in Sweden accounted for about 59 per cent of all employees in foreign countries, and 41 per cent of employees in Sweden.
The total turnover for the Swedish groups with affiliates abroad accounted to 5,606 billion for year 2016. Abroad the total turnover was 3,235 billion and the total turnover in Sweden was 2,371 billion. That was an increase of 5 per cent abroad and a increase of 17 per cent in Sweden over the preceding year.
Swedish groups with affiliates abroad 2016