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 %).