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BE-12 Benchmark SurveyForeign Direct Investment in the United States

It's time for BEA's benchmark survey of foreign direct investment in the United States, conducted every five years.

The BE-12 is our most comprehensive survey on financial and operating data of U.S. affiliates of foreign multinational enterprises.

  • The survey covers fiscal years ending in 2017.
  • All entities subject to the reporting requirements must file, even if they are not contacted by BEA.
  • Those who would normally file a BE-15 annual survey will file the benchmark survey instead for 2017.
  • Refer to the FAQs below for more about who is required to file.

Federal law protects the confidentiality of the data that companies report.

Information for Survey Respondents

BE-12 reports for 2017 are due May 31, 2018.

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