In 2013, there were 13.165 foreign affiliates resident in Italy. These enterprises employed 1,2 million persons, generated a turnover of 500 billion euros and a value added of 92 billion euros.
The foreign affiliates decreased their presence in Italy compared to 2011: firms -1.2%, number of persons employed -1,5%, turnover -2.3% and value added -1.0%.
The economic relevance of these enterprises, as compared to resident businesses, was equal to 7.1% of persons employed, 16.7% of turnover and 13.6% value added. The share of R&D expenditure was remarkable: 23.3%.