Breaking Down the Top Manufacturers by Country


The IndustryWeek 1000 is the annual list of the world's top public manufacturing companies based on revenue. There are numerous ways to slice and dice the numbers. I found a breakdown by country to be interesting.

For example, 266 companies are headquartered in the United States. They created $5.6 trillion in total revenues with 5.74% average revenue growth. Eight of the top 25 were U.S. based, led by No. 2 Exxon Mobil and No. 9 Chevron Corp.

The totals for five other countries:

  • Japan: 197 companies, $3.1 trillion revenues, 0.86% average growth, No. 10 Toyota
  • China: 58 companies, $1.4 trillion total revenues, 7% average growth, No. 3 China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. and No. 5 PetroChina Co.,Ltd.
  • France: 45 companies, $1.1 trillion total revenues, 7.35% average growth, No. 8 TOTAL SA
  • Germany: 36 companies, $1.5 trillion total revenues, 6.29% average growth, No. 7 Volkswagen AG
  • United Kingdom: 35 companies, $1.4 trillion total revenues, 0.31% average growth, No. 1 Royal Dutch Shell PLC and No. 4 BP PLC

The other top 10 entity was India's Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd. at No. 6.

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