Table 4-20
R&D performed abroad by majority-owned foreign affiliates of U.S. parent companies, by selected NAICS industry of affiliate and country/region: 2006
(Millions of current U.S. dollars)
 
    Manufacturing   Nonmanufacturing
Country/region All
industries
  Total Chemicals Machinery Computer and electronic products Electrical
equipment, appliances, and components
Transportation
equipment
  Information Professional
technical
scientific
services
 
All countries 28,484   23,638 6,166 1,128 4,874 651 8,342   1,014 2,688
Canada 2,503   1,766 759 37 260 14 587   271 415
Europe 18,628   15,635 3,882 830 1,976 503 6,460   374 1,790
Belgium 948   699 D 15 D D 26   3 226
France 1,447   1,287 313 110 206 28 392   29 78
Germany 4,919   4,754 253 279 609 245 2,888   22 100
Ireland 848   538 234 0 225 4 5   204 D
Italy 689   587 274 84 21 42 86   * 84
Netherlands 486   426 184 26 35 D D   8 38
Sweden 1,536   1,512 72 8 68 20 D   1 19
Switzerland 933   501 254 52 61 4 6   D D
United Kingdom 5,378   4,296 1,412 200 632 71 1,582   77 862
Asia and Pacific 5,575   4,680 1,233 D 2,105 129 849   D D
Australia 596   536 162 D D 1 D   1 28
China 804   675 30 15 541 35 30   D D
Hong Kong 105   47 D 0 16 D 0   4 50
India 310   106 8 13 D * 20   D 108
Japan 1,739   1,560 893 10 397 D 92   111 16
Korea 729   704 34 15 201 D D   D 1
Malaysia 249   248 3 * 241 1 0   0 *
Singapore 850   634 D * 564 2 D   D D
Latin America/OWH 865   811 242 50 27 6 419   * 20
Brazil 571   539 136 48 18 4 307   0 11
Middle East 847   693 29 D 506 0 0   D D
Israel 846   693 29 D 506 0 0   D D
Africa 65   53 21 1 0 * 26   2 *
South Africa 52   42 19 1 0 * D   2 *
 

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

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

NOTES: Preliminary 2006 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 exclue 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 6 May 2009.

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