FDI inflows into western Europe's business services sector has followed a downward trend between 2012 and 2014.
- Alternative/Renewable energy
- Automotive Components
- Automotive OEM
- Building & Construction Materials
- Business Machines & Equipment
- Business Services
- Ceramics & Glass
- Coal, Oil & Natural Gas
- Consumer Electronics
- Consumer Products
- Electronic Components
- Engines & Turbines
- Financial Services
- Food & Tobacco
- Hotels & Tourism
- Industrial Machinery, Equipment & Tools
- Leisure & Entertainment
- Medical Devices
- Non-Automotive Transport OEM
- Paper, Printing & Packaging
- Real Estate
- Software & IT Services
- Space & Defence
- Warehousing & Storage
- Wood Products
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