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Economy > Foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > Outward FDI stocks: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Foreign direct investment is defined as investment by a resident entity in one economy with the objective of obtaining a lasting interest in an enterprise resident in another economy. The lasting interest means the existence of a long-term relationship between the direct investor and the enterprise and a significant degree of influence by the direct investor on the management of the direct investment enterprise. The ownership of at least 10% of the voting power, representing the influence by the investor, is the basic criterion used. Hence, control by the foreign investor is not required.

Inward stocks are the direct investments held by non-residents in the reporting economy; outward stocks are the investments of the reporting economy held abroad.

The stock tables also show the distribution of stocks according to broad sectors of the industry, namely manufacturing and services.

Negative flows may generally indicate disinvestments or the impact of substantial reimbursements of inter-company loans.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 United States $2.94 million Million US dollars 2009
2 United Kingdom $1.44 million Million US dollars 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) $1.11 million Million US dollars 2009
3 France $1.05 million Million US dollars 2009
4 Germany $1.03 million Million US dollars 2009
5 Netherlands $718,828.00 Million US dollars 2009
6 Switzerland $518,072.00 Million US dollars 2009
7 Spain $517,096.00 Million US dollars 2009
8 Canada $454,766.00 Million US dollars 2009
9 Japan $449,567.00 Million US dollars 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) $413,947.19 Million US dollars 2009
10 Italy $378,931.00 Million US dollars 2009
11 Sweden $262,224.00 Million US dollars 2009
12 Australia $227,445.00 Million US dollars 2009
13 Denmark $149,194.00 Million US dollars 2009
14 Ireland $123,296.00 Million US dollars 2009
15 Norway $119,456.00 Million US dollars 2009
16 Finland $94,586.00 Million US dollars 2009
17 Austria $83,234.00 Million US dollars 2009
18 Portugal $53,814.00 Million US dollars 2009
19 South Korea $49,187.00 Million US dollars 2009
20 Luxembourg $33,410.00 Million US dollars 2009
21 Mexico $30,753.00 Million US dollars 2009
22 Greece $19,560.00 Million US dollars 2009
23 Poland $19,472.00 Million US dollars 2009
24 Iceland $13,820.00 Million US dollars 2009
25 New Zealand $12,382.00 Million US dollars 2009
26 Hungary $12,180.00 Million US dollars 2009
27 Turkey $8,866.00 Million US dollars 2009
28 Czech Republic $5,017.00 Million US dollars 2009
29 Slovakia $1,176.00 Million US dollars 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > Outward FDI stocks. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Foreign-direct-investment/FDI/FDI-flows-and-stocks/Outward-FDI-stocks

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