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Many large US firms sell, hire and invest more overseas than in US and they have to think globally, not domestically, to survive – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

The table above (click to enlarge) is based on financial data included in the World Investment Report 2017, a report produced annually by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and just released with data for 2017. Table 19 of the UNCTAD report lists the world’s top 100 non-financial “Multinational Enterprises” ranked by foreign assets in 2017, and the table above features the 20 multi-national corporations (MNCs) in that group that are headquartered in the US. Displayed above are: a) foreign assets, b) foreign sales, and c) foreign employees, both alone and most importantly as shares of the global totals for those three items for the 20 US-based companies. Those items with shares above 50% are displayed above in bold.
Here are some key points from the table above:

Many of the largest US-based MNCs have close to (or more than) two-thirds of their total sales outside the US, e.g.,

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