International Surveys: U.S. Direct Investment Abroad

BEAs surveys of U.S. direct investment abroad collect information that is used to compile statistics on the scale of U.S.-owned business activities in other countries and the effects these activities have on the U.S. economy. Business leaders look to these statistics to inform decisions about hiring and investing. Policymakers and researchers use them to analyze the impacts of direct investment on employment, wages, productivity and tax revenues.

All surveys of U.S. direct investment abroad are mandatory and confidential.

Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad

2016 Annual Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad

2015 Annual Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad

2014 Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad

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