The World’s Top 100 Non-Financial MNEs based on Foreign Assets 2017

The World’s Top 100 Non-Financial MNEs based on Foreign Assets in 2017 are listed in the table below:

Ranking by Foreign assetsCorporationHome economyIndustryForeign Assets (in millions of dollars)Total Assets (in millions of dollars)
1Royal Dutch Shell plcUnited KingdomMining, quarrying and petroleum344 210407 097
2Toyota Motor CorporationJapanMotor Vehicles302 788472 625
3Total SAFrancePetroleum Refining and Related Industries234 993242 576
4BP plcUnited KingdomPetroleum Refining and Related Industries220 380276 620
5Volkswagen GroupGermanyMotor Vehicles219 917506 348
6Softbank CorpJapanTelecommunications214 863292 928
7Exxon Mobil CorporationUnited StatesPetroleum Refining and Related Industries203 626348 691
8British American Tobacco PLCUnited KingdomTobacco189 214190 643
9General Electric CoUnited StatesIndustrial and Commercial Machinery186 586377 945
10Chevron CorporationUnited StatesPetroleum Refining and Related Industries183 643253 806
11Anheuser-Busch InBev NVBelgiumFood & beverages165 176205 173
12Vodafone Group PlcUnited KingdomTelecommunications160 139179 412
13Daimler AGGermanyMotor Vehicles159 163306 554
14Apple Computer IncUnited StatesComputer Equipment146 048375 319
15Honda Motor Co LtdJapanMotor Vehicles141 289181 777
16Siemens AGGermanyIndustrial and Commercial Machinery133 842160 698
17BMW AGGermanyMotor Vehicles130 265232 050
18Enel SpAItalyElectricity, gas and water127 033186 665
19DowDuPont IncUnited StatesRubber and Miscellaneous Plastic Products126 935192 164
20Nissan Motor Co LtdJapanMotor Vehicles126 346176 119
21CK Hutchison Holdings LimitedHong Kong, ChinaRetail Trade125 804140 795
22Johnson & JohnsonUnited StatesPharmaceuticals118 747157 303
23Glencore PLCSwitzerlandMining, quarrying and petroleum116 708135 644
24Deutsche Telekom AGGermanyTelecommunications112 734169 506
25Eni SpAItalyPetroleum Refining and Related Industries111 723137 836
26Telefonica SASpainTelecommunications110 751138 002
27Iberdrola SASpainElectricity, gas and water110 592132 752
28Microsoft CorporationUnited StatesComputer and Data Processing108 325250 312
29Nestlé SASwitzerlandFood & beverages106 790133 627
30Medtronic plcIrelandInstruments and related products95 90299 816
31Hon Hai Precision IndustriesTaiwan Province of ChinaElectronic components95 809114 824
32Rio Tinto PLCUnited KingdomMining, quarrying and petroleum95 67395 762
33Fiat Chrysler AutomobilesUnited KingdomMotor Vehicles89 810115 494
34Mitsui & Co LtdJapanWholesale Trade87 942106 221
35Allergan PLCIrelandPharmaceuticals86 713118 342
36Pfizer IncUnited StatesPharmaceuticals85 421171 796
37Ford Motor CompanyUnited StatesMotor Vehicles85 411257 808
38Altice NVNetherlandsTelecommunications83 71086 876
39Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.Korea, Republic ofCommunications equipment83 371282 814
40Nippon Telegraph & Telephone CorporationJapanTelecommunications82 194203 635
41The Coca-Cola CompanyUnited StatesFood & beverages81 19187 896
42SanofiFrancePharmaceuticals79 979119 724
43Mitsubishi CorporationJapanWholesale Trade78 718150 661
44Airbus Group NVFranceAircraft77 047136 648
45EDF SAFranceElectricity, gas and water75 283336 714
46EngieFranceElectricity, gas and water73 807180 297
47China COSCO Shipping Corp LtdChinaTransport and storage73 36294 762
48Novartis AGSwitzerlandPharmaceuticals70 622133 079
49International Business Machines CorporationUnited StatesComputer and Data Processing70 413125 356
50ArcelorMittalLuxembourgMetals and metal products68 67871 104
51Roche GroupSwitzerlandPharmaceuticals66 98478 586
52Shire plcIrelandPharmaceuticals66 83867 783
53BASF SEGermanyChemicals and Allied Products64 92894 469
54China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC)ChinaMining, quarrying and petroleum64 686166 715
55Enbridge IncCanadaElectricity, gas and water63 676129 261
56Bayer AGGermanyPharmaceuticals61 34990 054
57GlaxoSmithKline PLCUnited KingdomPharmaceuticals61 16676 211
58Procter & Gamble CoUnited StatesChemicals and Allied Products60 603120 406
59Orange SAFranceTelecommunications59 882113 593
60Statoil ASANorwayPetroleum Refining and Related Industries59 732111 100
61Renault SAFranceMotor Vehicles59 526131 858
62Wal-Mart Stores IncUnited StatesRetail Trade59 388204522
63Unilever PLCUnited KingdomFood & beverages58 02564 189
64Christian Dior SAFranceTextiles, clothing and leather56 84087 266
65Robert Bosch GmbHGermanyMotor Vehicles56 54798 189
66BHP Billiton Group LtdAustraliaMining, quarrying and petroleum55 191116 985
67National Grid PLCUnited KingdomElectricity, gas and water44 65282 787
68Mondelez International, Inc.United StatesFood & beverages53 04063 109
69Broadcom LimitedSingaporeElectronic components52 76454 418
70Anglo American plcUnited KingdomMining, quarrying and petroleum52 70954 582
71Marubeni CorporationJapanWholesale Trade51 65064 608
72Tencent Holdings LimitedChinaComputer and Data Processing51 01285 236
73Teva Pharmaceutical Industries LimitedIsraelPharmaceuticals50 64170 739
74AstraZeneca PLCUnited KingdomPharmaceuticals50 53163 378
75Intel CorporationUnited StatesElectronic components49 918123 249
76John Swire & Sons LimitedUnited KingdomTransport and storage49 83549 905
77Danone Groupe SAFranceFood & beverages49 38853 092
78Fresenius SE & Co KGaAGermanyHealth care services49 27563 724
79Alphabet IncUnited StatesComputer and Data Processing48 316197 295
80HNA Group Co LtdChinaTransport and storage47 520144 000
81Johnson Controls International PLCIrelandElectric equipment47 29051 884
82Air Liquide SAFranceChemicals and Allied Products46 39749 205
83Lafargeholcim LtdSwitzerlandStone, Clay, Glass, and Concrete Products46 35965 344
84United Technologies CorporationUnited StatesAircraft46 27296 920
85Sumitomo CorporationJapanWholesale Trade45 34673 002
86Schneider Electric SAFranceElectricity, gas and water44 26247 792
87SAP SEGermanyComputer and Data Processing44 23550 968
88Reckitt Benckiser PlcUnited KingdomChemicals and Allied Products44 12750 031
89Amazon.com, IncUnited StatesE-Commerce43 920131 310
90Volvo ABSwedenMotor Vehicles43 75650 255
91Transcanada CorpCanadaElectricity, gas and water43 69770 216
92Nokia OYJFinlandCommunications equipment42 81649 201
93Amgen IncUnited StatesPharmaceuticals42 30979 954
94Hitachi LtdJapanComputer Equipment42 15494 947
95Sony CorporationJapanElectric equipment41 996179 113
96Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SAFranceStone, Clay, Glass, and Concrete Products41 66651 472
97RWE AGGermanyElectricity, gas and water41 42382 824
98Imperial Brands PLCUnited KingdomTobacco41 33841 491
99Repsol YPF SASpainPetroleum Refining and Related Industries41 15971 788
100Oracle CorporationUnited StatesComputer and Data Processing41 091134 991

Source: World Investment Report 2018. UNCTAD

A few observations:

  • Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell(RDS-A) topped the ranking followed by Toyota(TM), Total(TOT)and BP(BP).
  • Emerging market firms are mostly non-existent in this list with the exception of Tencent, HNA Group, Cosco and CNOOC(CEO) of China.

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