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Romania ranks 4th in the EU on the highest share of value added by foreign companies

Romania ranks fourth in the European Union on the highest share of value added by foreign-controlled companies, according to 2016 statistics revealed by Eurostat today.

In 2016, 1.2 % of enterprises in the European Union (EU) were foreign-controlled. They accounted for 15.3 % of EU employment and 25.0 % of the value added in the non-financial business economy. Between 2010 and 2016, the share of value added by foreign-controlled enterprises in the EU rose by 2.3 percentage points.

At the level of individual EU Member States, the countries with the highest shares of value added by foreign-controlled enterprises in 2016 were Hungary (51.4 %), Slovakia (48.1 %), Luxembourg (44.6 %) and Romania (44%).

On the opposite side, four EU Member States had shares under 20 %: Cyprus (13.4 %), Italy (15.8 %), Greece (16.3 %) and France (16.4 %).

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