3M ranks high in Forbes Global 2000

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7 April 2005 – New York (NY): 3M is the 174th largest company in the world, according to the 2005 Forbes Global 2000 list.

The list, which is calculated by sales, profits, assets and market value, ranks Wal-Mart at number 12; IBM at 17; Hewlett-Packard at 54; Dell at 126; and Canon at 140.

The world’s largest company was said to be Citigroup, followed by General Electric.