Foreign direct investment (FDI) is a major driver of globalisation. The OECDBenchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment sets the world standard for FDI statistics. It provides a single point of reference for statisticians and users on all aspect of FDI statistics, while remaining compatible with other internationally accepted statistical standards. This edition introduces new analytical data breakdowns and statistical treatments that better reflect the realities of today’s world economy. The revised Benchmark Definition provides methods for classifying different types of FDI (e.g., mergers and acquisitions, greenfield investments) and for identifying the ultimate investor. The new edition now addresses the uses of FDI statistics, including globalisation indicators, and provides a chapter relating to the statistics on the activities of multinational enterprises.
Table of contents:
Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Uses of FDI Statistics Chapter 3. Main Concepts and Definitions Chapter 4. Foreign Direct Investment Components, Accounts, and Scope Chapter 5. FDI Accounting Principles and Valuation Chapter 6. Special Entities Chapter 7. Classification of FDI by Economy and Industry Chapter 8. FDI and Globalisation Annex 1. Changes from Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment Annex 2. Standard Presentation of FDI Statistics Annex 3 List of Borderline Cases and Exclusions from FDI Annex 4. Framework for Direct Investment Relationship Annex 5. Valuation of Unlisted Equity Annex 6. Reinvested Earnings/Reinvestment of Earnings Annex 7. Special Purpose Entities Annex 8. Collective Investment Institutions Annex 9. Mergers and Acquisitions as a part of FDI Statistics