Inward foreign affiliates statistics (Inward FATS) provides information on the number, structure and activity of Austrian enterprises that are part of a foreign group or otherwise controlled by units resident abroad. This is normally attained by holding the majority of a unit's voting power. The statistics covers characteristics like number of units, employment, turnover, value added, personnel costs, gross investments and - every second year - two R&D variables. Until 2020, the data was presented by legal units; from reporting year 2021 on the statistical unit "enterprise" is used as well as a widened coverage by NACE. Thus, data is only comparable to earlier data to a limited degree.
The total enterprise population is defined by the enterprises recorded in Austrian structural business statistics. The data is compiled annually and is primarily shown by sectors (NACE) and country of control. The legal basis is the national FATS Regulation, which was based on the European FATS Regulation (EC) No 716/2007 up to and including the reporting year 2020; from reporting year 2021 onwards, it is based on Regulation (EU) 2020/1197 (EBS General Implementing Act).