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OECD International Direct Investment Statistics, 1980-2013

Title details

SN: 4957
Title: OECD International Direct Investment Statistics, 1980-2013
Persistent identifier: 10.5257/oecd/idis/2010
Depositor: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Principal investigator(s): Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Subject Categories

Economic conditions and indicators - Economics
Economic systems and development - Economics
Income, property and investment - Economics


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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) International Direct Investment Statistics database provides annual statistics from 1980 onwards on international direct investment to and from the OECD area. Data are broken down by geographical zone and industrial sector for direct investment flows and stocks. The data are presented in the following tables:

Direct Investment by Country
Provides statistics for OECD countries on international direct investment flows (inflows, outflows) and position (inward, outward) by geographical distribution, i.e. to and from partner countries and regions. Data are provided in national currency.

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) - by Industrial Sectors
Provides statistics for OECD countries on international direct investment flow (inflows, outflows) and positions (inward, outward) by industrial sector, according to the International Standard Industrial Classification Revision 3 secondary level classification.

Exchange Rates
Provides statistics for OECD countries on exchange rates both as yearly averages and end-of-period rates in national currency units per United States dollar (USD). Note: These OECD series relate to exchange rates used at the time of drafting to compute the amounts in US dollars for comparative tables. Data are provided in national currency per US dollar.

Summary Tables
This table provides cross-country comparisons of international direct investment flows (inflows, outflows) and positions (outward, inward). Data are provided in millions of US dollars.

These data were first provided by the UK Data Service in May 2004. The UK Data Service web site includes further information on its OECD International Direct Investment Statistics holdings, including a dataset user guide and details of latest database updates.

Citation: The bibliographic citation for the database is: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development ({YYYY}): International Direct Investment Statistics ({Ed. Data download: YYYY-MM}). UK Data Service. DOI: {edition specific doi - e.g.

Alternative DOIs: 10.1787/idi-data-en (to access via OECD.Stat subscription).

Main Topics:
The database covers the following topics:
  • economic indicators
  • foreign investment
  • international monetary systems
  • exchange rates
  • finance
  • monetary economics
  • foreign capital
  • investment

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1980 - 2013
Country: Multi-nation
Spatial units: Countries
Observation units: Administrative units (geographical/political)
Kind of data: Numeric data
Aggregate (macro) level
Universe: Cross-national; National
The following countries are covered in the database:
Australia, Austria, Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.
Time dimensions: Time Series
updated annually
Sampling procedures: See documentation for details
Method of data collection: For details of methodology, please see the dataset user guide.
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 18 May 2004
Latest edition: 29 September 2016 (8th Edition)
Copyright: Copyright Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is not required.
Please note: Effective July 15th 2015, the UK Data Service made access to OECD online statistics databases free to all users. Please refer to the OECD's Terms and Conditions.
Availability: UK Data Service
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