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.
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.
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).