IMF Expands Foreign Direct Investment Coverage to 84 Economies
July 07, 2011 :
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today released new and updated results from its Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS), the only worldwide survey of foreign direct investment positions. The results, published as an online database, cover investment positions as at end-2009 for 84 participating economies, 12 more than the preliminary release in December 2010. The new participants are Azerbaijan, Bhutan, China P.R.: Mainland, Ghana, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Mauritius, Moldova, Paraguay, Russian Federation, and Samoa.
Direct investment is a category of cross-border investment where a resident in one economy has control or a significant degree of influence on the management of an enterprise resident in another economy. This category of investment is of large and growing importance, increasing the need to improve data about it.
The database presents detailed data on “inward” direct investment (i.e., direct investment into the reporting economy) cross-classified by economy of investor, and data on “outward” direct investment (i.e., direct investment abroad by the reporting economy) cross-classified by economy of investment. All participants in the CDIS provided data on their inward direct investment and 59 participants also provided data on their outward direct investment. The CDIS database contains breakdowns of direct investment position data, including, in most instances, separate data on equity and debt positions.
The creation of the CDIS database is a collaborative effort by the IMF and its interagency partners—including the European Central Bank, Eurostat, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development— to facilitate improvement in the quality of direct investment data worldwide. The IMF is grateful to its interagency partners and, especially, to participating economies for their strong support.
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