Affiliates and jobs of foreign multinational enterprises

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Affiliates and jobs of foreign multinational enterprises in Switzerland

This statistics presents affiliates and jobs located in Switzerland and controlled by foreign multinational enterprise groups. It provides data on number of affiliates and jobs, sector of activity and geographical localisation within Switzerland.

Number of affiliates and jobs located in Switzerland and controlled by foreign multinational enterprises, 2015
Economical section (NOGA08) Number of affiliates Number of jobs
7 26
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 7 26
1'760 139'590
Mining and quarrying 27 456
Manufacturing 1'303 126'322
Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply 21 325
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation 40 1'331
Construction 369 11'156
9'757 328'479
Trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 3'535 117'864
Transportation and storage 312 25'052
Accomodation and food service activities 104 10'873
Information and communication 927 24'969
Financial and insurance activities 2'130 33'984
Real estate activities 201 1'890
Professional, scientific and technical activities 1'774 37'391
Administrative and support service activities 521 55'189
Education 52 2'287
Human health and social work activities 85 14'745
Arts, entertainment and recreation 54 1'358
Other service activities 62 2'877
Total 11'524 468'095
Last update : 21.12.2017
Source : FSO - Statistics on affiliates and jobs of foreign multinational enterprises in Switzerland (STAFEME)
Top 10 countries of origin of the multinationals employing the most people in Switzerland, 2015
Top 10 countries of origin (in terms of jobs) Number of groups Number of affiliates Number of jobs
Germany                 1'784              2'544             117'499
USA                   884              1'685               99'261
France                   607              1'403               60'511
United Kingdom                   987              1'297               29'541
Netherlands                   407                617               29'411
Denmark                     95                160               15'465
Italy                   399                498               14'680
Sweden                   102                185               13'316
South Africa                     14                  36                 9'941
Austria                   322                413                 9'647
Rest of Europe                 1'107              1'533               28'954
Rest of the World                   790              1'153               39'869
Total              7'498       11'524         468'095
Last update : 21.12.2017
Source : FSO - Statistics on affiliates and jobs of foreign multinational enterprises in Switzerland (STAFEME)

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