Two more sources on Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign direct investment refers to direct investment equity flows in the reporting economy. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, and other capital. Direct investment is a category of cross-border investment associated with a resident in one economy having control or a significant degree of influence on the management of an enterprise that is resident in another economy.

In the past I have already posted an item on possible sources with data on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). These sources are OECD.Stats and Eurostat. Recently I found that there is another source that provides data on FDI: UNCTADSTAT.

Just like the other sources, it is easy to customise by countries, period, etc. Just click on the items you want to change. Export / save options include: Excel and CSV (Comma-Separated Version).

The World Bank World Development Indicators database also covers the subject Foreign Direct Investment. The selection of data for countries, time frame, etc, can all be changed. Export options include Excel, XML and CSV.

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