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6.6% of the companies carried out International Sourcing in the period
International Sourcing
6.6% of the companies carried out International Sourcing in the period - 2015 - 2017
16 October 2018

Summary

In the period 2015-2017, 6.6% of the companies with 50 or more persons employed carried out International Sourcing, mostly to other companies located in the EU15 countries (79.9%). More than 80% of the companies that carried out International Sourcing were part of an economic enterprise group.
Among the companies with 100 or more persons employed, in the more recent years, there was a downward trend in the delocalization of business functions to foreign countries (9.6% in the period 2015-2017, -5.7 pp comparing with 2009- 2011), after a period of growth of this phenomenon (15.3% in 2009-2011, + 3.1 pp compared to 2001-2006).
Nevertheless, despite this decrease, there was a growth in the proportion of companies that have delocalized business functions to the EU15 countries.


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