The annual statistical survey of major multinationals (MFA) is an annual compendium of aggregate figures of leading multinationals engaged in manufacturing, software and web, telecoms and utilities aimed at highlighting operational and financial trends. About multinational manufacturing companies, the survey covers three macro areas: triad (Europe, North America and Japan), Russia-Asia and the rest of the world. The companies are considered at Group level and aggregate data are processed on the distribution of turnover, income statements, balance sheets, the flow of funds and the main financial statement ratios. The survey aims to pinpoint trends affecting large enterprises and their finances, rather than analysing industries located in individual countries.