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Foreign Direct Investment Statistics: Data, Analysis and Forecasts

 

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17/07/2019 - Most recent FDI statistics for Q1 2019: Access the Excel tables

29/04/2019 - Global FDI falls 27% in 2018 following the US tax reform

New OECD data and analysis reveal Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) dropping 27% to USD 1 097 billion in 2018. This represents 1.3% of global GDP, the lowest level since 1999. The fall was largely due to the 2017 US tax reform which prompted US parent companies to repatriate large amounts of earnings held with foreign affiliates. 

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Accompanying Excel tables

 

Past issues of FDI in Figures

 

 

29/04/2019 - FDI to Latin America down by 6% in 2018  l Español

 

10/04/2019 - OECD report on the contribution of international business investment to the SDGs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FDI regulatory restrictiveness index

The FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index (FDI Index) measures statutory restrictions on foreign direct investment in 58 countries, including all OECD and G20 countries, and covers 22 sectors.

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Trade, FDI and global value chains 

International trade and FDI are the main defining features and key drivers of global value chains.  For the first time ever, these statistical notes for OECD countries provide evidence on the role played by investment in global value chains.

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FDI statistics database

Access the data on OECD.Stat (categorised under "Globalisation")

Access metadata underlying FDI statistics by partner country and by industry for OECD countries

The new FDI statistics database covering FDI statistics from 2014 onwards went online in March 2015. 

Full list of frequently requested data found on the FDI statistics database 

Content and structure of the FDI statistics database according to BMD4

Access data prior to 2014 

 
OECD benchmark definition (BMD4)

The FDI statistics database uses data compiled with "BMD4"- The 4th edition of the OECD Benchmark definition of FDI (BMD4) provides operational guidelines on how foreign direct investment activity should be measured and sets the world standard for collecting direct investment statistics.

 

Explaining the new features in BMD4: More information on how BMD4 impacts our compilation of FDI statistics.

 

Brochure on the major changes introduced by BMD4 

 

Note on the FDI statistics database according to BMD4

 

Explanatory notes on OECD FDI statistics

 

Glossary of FDI terms

Data collection calendar

Aggregate FDI statistics are updated quarterly, four months after the end of the reference quarter and revisions to earlier periods.

Detailed FDI statistics by partner country and by industry are updated annually, in the second half of December of the year after the reference year and incorporate revisions to earlier periods.

 

 
Documents and links
 

The determinants of Foreign Direct Investment - Do statutory restrictions matter?, 2019

 

The digital economy, multinational enterprises and international investment policy, 2018

 

Towards an international framework for investment facilitation, 2018

 

Examen des statistiques d'investissements directs internationaux au Maroc, 2018

 

 

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