The companies comprising this year’s IW 1000 – IndustryWeek’s annual list of the largest publicly-held manufacturers based on revenue – generated $21 trillion in 2012, a 5% increase from the previous year.
However, those dollars certainly weren’t evenly distributed.
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The United States, which is home to the most companies on the IW 1000, generated $5.6 trillion in 2012. That means the 266 U.S. companies on the list represented 27% of the total revenues of the world’s top 1000 manufacturers.
Yet Germany, which only has 36 companies of the top manufacturers, recorded revenues of $1.5 trillion, or 7% of the total revenues of the IW 1000 companies.