This paper aims to initiate a discussion on the development of an international framework to facilitate investment in support of sustainable and inclusive growth.
31/01/2018 - Latest foreign direct investment data
This update contains data on FDI trends for OECD and G20 countries up to Q3 2017.
31/10/2017 - FDI down 3% in the first half of 2017
Global FDI flows decreased by 3% to USD 788 billion in the first half of 2017 compared to the second half of 2016. The overall decrease was due to an 11% drop in second quarter of 2017 after an increase of 3% in the first quarter of 2017. [more]
International trade and FDI are the main defining features and key drivers of global value chains. For the first time ever, these statistical notes for OECD countries provide evidence on the role played by investment in global value chains.
FDI statistics database
Access the data on OECD.Stat (categorised under "Globalisation")
Access metadata underlying FDI statistics by partner country and by industry for OECD countries
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 (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.
Explaining the new features in BMD4: More information on how BMD4 impacts our compilation of FDI statistics.