Map of the Day: Where are the Largest 500 Companies Located?”

Posted on July 26, 2012


Recently, Fortune released its list of the Global 500.  This list broke down the top international companies and ranked them by revenue.  MarketMAPS looks at the where these companies are located in the world, and which countries have the most Global 500 companies. 



Business Insider has used the rankings published by Fortune to create a map of the Global 500.  This map shows how many Global 500 companies are located within a certain country.  Check out the map below:


While the U.S. continues to dominate the ranking, China continued to gain share. In the past year it added 12 companies to Fortune’s list; to qualify in 2012 a firm had to report top line results of at least $22 billion last year.  European based companies gave up 11 spots this year, undoubtedly due to the Euro crisis. Total revenue at the 500 gained 13.2 percent from 2010, to $29.5 trillion, while profits hit $1.6 trillion.

Knowing where top companies are located is important for businesses in almost every industry.  A map of competitor locations can help your business gauge how effective your store location is.  Visualizing a location on a map gives you a broader picture and also allows you to see things within a geographic and demographic context.

MarketMAPS has over 25 years of experience providing businesses with the maps that they need, when they need them.  MarketMAPS maps are the most accurate, and our custom maps allow you to display precise locations.  Plot any location on a map and include data such as demographics to identify where your customers are in relation to your competitors.


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