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FDI in Figures is published twice yearly. It provides analysis on key developments and trends in global FDI flows using the most recent FDI statistics and data on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). See most recent FDI statistics

FDI falls 7% in 2016, despite a healthy second half

27/04/2017 - Global FDI flows decreased by 7% in 2016, despite recovering well in the second half of the year following a weak second quarter, according to the latest issue of FDI in Figures. Flows remained below their pre-crisis peak, representing 2.2% of global GDP compared to 3.6% in 2007.

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Previous issues


November: FDI down 5% in the first half of 2016 |  Excel tables

April: FDI gains momentum in second half of 2014 | Excel tables



October: FDI continues to rise in the first half of 2015

April: FDI gains momentum in second half of 2014 



December: International investment continues to struggle 

April: International investment stumbles into 2014 after ending 2013 flat 

February: International investment struggles



October: International investment resumes retreat 

July: FDI activity increased for the second consecutive quarter, with global FDI flows up by 12% 

April: Global FDI flows have declined in 2012 by 14% 



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International investment in Europe: A canary in the coal mine?, 2014

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