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Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Statistics - OECD Data, Analysis and Forecasts

 

FDI statistics database - March 2015

This FDI statistics database using data compiled according to new international standards was launched on 17 March 2015. Access the data on OECD.Stat (categorised under Globalisation), compiled using BMD4.

Full list of predefined queries found on the FDI statistics database (pdf)

Note on the content and structure of the FDI statistics database according to BMD4 (pdf)

Explanatory notes on OECD FDI statistics (pdf)

Glossary of FDI terms (pdf)

Historic time series to end-2013

 

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OECD BENCHMARK DEFINITION  OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT, 4TH EDITION (BMD4)

Operational guidelines on how foreign direct investment activity should be measured, setting the world standard for direct investment statistics. The new international standards in BMD4 were implemented in September 2014.

 

FDI REGULATORY RESTRICTIVENESS INDEX

‌Available for 58 countries, the index includes all G20 members, and 22 sectors. It gauges the restrictiveness of a country’s FDI rules by looking at the 4 main types of restrictions on FDI: foreign equity limitations, screening or approval mechanisms, restrictions on the employment of foreigners as key personnel, and operational restrictions.