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Global FDI falls 27% in 2018 following US tax reform

29/04/2019 - 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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FDI falls 35% in the first half of 2018

31/10/2018 - Global FDI flows decreased to USD 432 billion in the first half of 2018 from USD 632 billion in the second half of 2017. Compared to one year earlier, global FDI flows were 44% lower than the first half of 2017. 

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FDI in Figures

Published twice yearly, FDI in Figures provides analysis on key developments and trends in global foreign direct investment flows using the most recent FDI statistics and data on mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

April 2019 + Excel data

October 2018 + Excel data

July 2018 + Excel data

April 2018 + Excel data

January 2018 update (excel)

October 2017 + Excel data

July 2017 update (excel)

April 2017 + Excel data

November 2016 + Excel data  |  April 2016 + Excel data

October 2015  |  April 2015

December 2014  |  April 2014  |  February 2014

October 2013  |  July 2013  |  April 2013

 

 

 
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