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Foreign Direct Investment Statistics: Data, Analysis and Forecasts

 

COVID-19 fallout sinks global FDI flows by 38% in 2020

30/04/2021 - New OECD data and analysis show that global FDI flows plummeted to USD 846 billion in 2020, a 38% decrease compared to 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a steady decline and contributed to sinking global FDI flows to their lowest levels since 2005. In 2020, global FDI flows represented only 1% of world GDP, their lowest level since 1999.

 

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Past issues of FDI in Figures

 

 

 

In focus

08/02/2021 - Divestments by MNEs: What do we know about why they happen?,” by Maria Borga and Monika Sztajerowska

 

 

Trade, FDI and global value chains 

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.

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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.

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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 

Content and structure of the FDI statistics database according to BMD4

 

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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.

How BMD4 impacts our compilation of FDI 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

Data collection calendar

Aggregate FDI statistics are updated quarterly, four months after the end of the reference quarter and revisions to earlier periods.

Detailed FDI statistics by partner country and by industry are updated annually, in the second half of December of the year after the reference year and incorporate revisions to earlier periods.

 

 
Documents and links

Divestments by MNEs: What do we know about why they happen?,” 2021

 

Drivers of divestment decisions in multinational enterprises, 2020

 

The determinants of Foreign Direct Investment - Do statutory restrictions matter?, 2019

 

The digital economy, multinational enterprises and international investment policy, 2018

 

Towards an international framework for investment facilitation, 2018

 

Examen des statistiques d'investissements directs internationaux au Maroc, 2018

 

 

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