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Rank Rank Company name Country Main business Sales
1998 1997       $ Millions % change
21 19 NICHIMEN CORP. JAPAN General trading 31,819.2 -1.1
22 21 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORP. JAPAN Electronics 31,418.7 2.0
23 23 MITSUBISHI MOTORS JAPAN Cars, trucks 30,872.2 1.7
24 22 JAPAN TOBACCO JAPAN Cigarettes 29,729.1 -2.7
25 30 HYUNDAI CORP. SOUTH KOREA Trading, investment 27,877.2 20.9
26 24 KANEMATSU CORP. JAPAN General trading 26,892.7 -6.4
27 31 CHINA PETROCHEMICAL CORP. CHINA Chemicals 26,338.7 -2.3
28 25 DAIEI JAPAN Supermarkets 26,144.8 0.5
29 28 ITO-YOKADO JAPAN Retailing 25,866.5 3.7
30 26 MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDS. JAPAN Machinery, aircraft, ships 25,589.8 -1.5


Rank Company name Net Profit Assets Sales per
1998   $ Millions % change RANK $ Millions Rank $1 Assets
21 NICHIMEN CORP. 41.9 3.2 415 16,931.1 70 1.88
22 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORP. -875.4 974 35,027.7 29 0.90
23 MITSUBISHI MOTORS -841.8 973 27,857.9 33 1.11
24 JAPAN TOBACCO 479.5 -27.7 56 17,015.3 69 1.75
25 HYUNDAI CORP. 5.5 -25.7 710 3,202.8 409 8.70
26 KANEMATSU CORP. -22.9 866 13,199.6 106 2.04
27 CHINA PETROCHEMICAL CORP. 561.9 -15.4 45 38,070.7 27 0.69
28 DAIEI 10.0 650 17,773.7 63 1.47
29 ITO-YOKADO 582.4 -5.2 43 16,317.8 72 1.59
30 MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDS. 500.9 -51.0 53 39,109.2 25 0.65
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Rank Company name Equity Employees Profit per Market
1998   $ Millions Rank Number Rank Employee Cap. $m.
21 NICHIMEN CORP. 1,261.3 319 18,830 168 2,227 430.1
22 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORP. 5,164.6 68 46,440 49 4,232.6
23 MITSUBISHI MOTORS 2,890.7 138 27,324 113 1,739.1
24 JAPAN TOBACCO 11,204.8 18 20,834 146 23,017 15,837.6
25 HYUNDAI CORP. 194.9 787 713 908 7,706 79.4
26 KANEMATSU CORP. 359.6 694 2,147 738 245.9
27 CHINA PETROCHEMICAL CORP. 15,616.7 8 690,000 1 814
28 DAIEI 931.2 410 16,929 182 592 2,052.9
29 ITO-YOKADO 7,756.1 36 108,748 19 5,355 22,820.4
30 MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDS. 11,313.9 17 66,623 30 7,518 13,268.7
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Rank Company name Profit as % of Notes Key
1998   Sales Assets Equity  
21 NICHIMEN CORP. 0.1 0.2 3.3 3 L
22 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORP. 3 L
23 MITSUBISHI MOTORS 3 L
24 JAPAN TOBACCO 1.6 2.8 4.3 3 L
25 HYUNDAI CORP. 0.0 0.2 2.8 12 L
26 KANEMATSU CORP. 3 L
27 CHINA PETROCHEMICAL CORP. 2.1 1.5 3.6 12 U S
28 DAIEI 0.0 0.1 1.1 2 L
29 ITO-YOKADO 2.3 3.6 7.5 2 L
30 MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDS. 2.0 1.3 4.4 3 L
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