This takes into account two major factors of production: capital and labor (labor force). History demonstrates the evolution of world trade in its development of trade in raw materials and goods, exchange of technology and capital, to direct investments into the economy of another country. As a result of new information technology, communications, transportation, etc., the mobility of capital has increased significantly, leading to an increase in number and scope of multinational companies. By the same author: Peter Schiff . The value of inter-ethnic companies, multinational corporations and other nongovernmental organizations in global economic processes to increase every year, and the role of national and state borders become less significant for economy. Among the 100 largest economies in the world, 51 are corporations and only 49 states (according to a comparison of sales of major corporations and the size of the GDP of states). With sales of 200 leading corporations grew faster than overall global economic growth. From 1983 to 1999, total sales of these corporations grew from 25 to 27.5% of GDP in the world.
The share of the top 200 corporations in total sales increased from 1983 to 1999 from 33.8 to 46.7%. Growth was most evident in the finance and telecommunications, as many countries in this period were in favor of reducing government restrictions in these sectors. World trade, as well as any other, occurs between two subjects – the buyer and the seller, ie, between enterprises, organizations, citizens, etc., as part of the state in this process, mainly to regulate. The state, as a rule, is not direct actor in the process of sale, but has a significant impact on them.