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



22/07/2016 - Global FDI flows

Latest aggregates for Q1 2016 - Download excel file


18/07/2016 - FDI trends and their implication for development

This report examines FDI trends and analyses their implication for emerging and developing economies. > Read full report


29/04/2016 - FDI increases by 25% in 2015

In 2015, global FDI flows increases by 25% to USD 1.7 trillion, reaching their highest level since the global financial crisis began in 2007. Corporate and financial restructuring played a large role.  > FDI in Figures, April 2016 | Accompanying excel tables


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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.

> Access the FDI index 

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 

> Content and structure of the FDI statistics database according to BMD4

> Access data prior to 2014.


OECD Benchmark definition of FDI (BMD4)

  • The FDI statistics database uses data compiled with "BMD4". 
    The 4th edition of the OECD Benchmark definition of FDI (BMD4) provides operational guidelines on how foreign direct investment activity should be measured and sets the world standard for collecting direct investment statistics.


> Brochure on the major changes introduced by BMD4 

> Note on the FDI statistics database according to BMD4

> Explanatory notes on OECD FDI statistics

> Glossary of FDI terms



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