Foreign-owned multinationals

A multinational is an enterprise with ultimate control over business locations in two or more countries. In this news release, the figures pertain to enterprises in the business economy.

In international terms, business economy most commonly refers to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It does not cover the public sector, nor does it include sectors such as agriculture, financial services, education, care, culture, sports and recreation, interest and hobby associations and other personalised services.