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]
07/03/2017 - Is investment protectionism on the rise?
Evidence of investment protectionism tends to be anecdotal, given the difficulties in measuring the different ways a government might discriminate against foreign investors. The OECD FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index can help to shed light on the question. [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")
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 of FDI (BMD4)