TABLE 2-1 Leading Japanese and U.S. Multinational Corporations Ranked by Foreign Assets, 1993

     

Assets (billion dollars)

Sales (billion dollars)

Employment (thousands)

Company

Industry a

World Rank

Foreign

Total

Foreign

Total

Foreign

Total

Japan

Toyota

Motor vehicles and parts

6

b

97.6

41.1

94.6

23.8

110.5

Hitachi

Electronics

8

b

86.7

16.5

71.8

c

330.6

Sony

Electronics

9

b

41.5

26.3

36.3

70.0

130.0

Mitsubishi

Trading

10

b

85.2

65.3

168.4

c

157.9

Nissan Motor

Motor vehicles and parts

13

b

68.3

24.2

56.5

34.4

143.9

Matsushita Electric

Electronics

14

22.5

77.2

31.7

64.3

98.6

254.0

Mitsui

Trading

22

b

72.5

49.8

172.9

c

11.5

Nissho Iwai

Trading

28

b

45.6

36.6

100.0

2.0

7.2

Sumitomo

Trading

32

b

51.4

47.2

162.4

2.5

9.2

Itochu

Trading

37

11.5

61.4

43.0

165.8

3.3

7.5

Marubeni

Trading

43

10.4

68.5

36.2

151.4

2.8

10.0

Toshiba

Electronics

45

b

47.8

12.6

41.6

23.2

175.0

Honda

Motor vehicles and parts

48

9.9

28.3

25.0

37.5

3.6

91.3

Sharp

Electronics

50

b

19.9

7.3

14.6

29.0

42.8

Fujitsu

Electronics

51

9.1

35.0

7.9

30.6

65.0

163.0

Nippon Steel

Metals

55

b

42.3

5.0

26.8

15.0

50.4

NEC

Electronics

67

6.6

39.6

8.5

35.1

15.2

147.9

Bridgestone

Rubber and plastics

71

b

15.6

7.1

14.3

52.0

83.1

Sanyo

Electronics

74

b

21.9

7.2

16.6

8.1

58.4

Canon

Computers

76

b

19.3

11.3

16.4

27.8

64.5

Kobe Steel

Metals

99

b

23.3

2.2

12.1

3.5

20.2

United States

Exxon

Petroleum refining

2

47.4

84.1

87.7

111.2

57.0

91.0

IBM

Computers

3

44.1

81.1

37.0

64.1

130.6

256.2

General Motors

Motor vehicles and parts

4

36.9

167.4

28.6

133.6

272.0

750.0

General Electric

Electronics

5

31.6

251.5

11.2

60.5

59.0

222.0

Ford

Motor vehicles and parts

7

30.9

198.9

36.0

108.5

180.9

332.7

Mobil

Petroleum refining

12

23.1

40.7

42.5

63.5

28.6

61.9



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