20/10/2017 - International 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.
31/07/2017 - Latest foreign direct investment data
This mid-year update contains data on FDI trends for OECD and G20 countries up to Q1 2017.
27/04/2017 - FDI falls 7% in 2016, despite a healthy second half
In 2016, global FDI flows decreased by 7% to USD 1 613 billion in comparison to 2015, above levels recorded between 2009 and 2014 and comparable to 2008. However, they remained below their pre-crisis peak, representing 2.2% of global GDP compared to 3.6% in 2007. [more]
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.
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
OECD benchmark definition (BMD4)