Dear Members of the World Investment Network
It is my pleasure to share with you UNCTAD's new product, Bilateral
FDI Statistics publication.
Sound FDI data is an essential tool for research and policy analysis, and
a basis for policy formulation, implementation and assessment. The current
publication is a major effort by UNCTAD to fill an important gap in FDI
Bilateral FDI Statistics provides
up-to-date and systematic FDI data for 206 economies around the world,
covering inflows (table 1), outflows (table 2), inward stock (table 3)
and outward stock (table 4) by region and economy.
This publication will be updated every year, and will be complemented with
sectoral/industrial FDI statistics that will be published separately. It
is hoped that this FDI data series will become a standard reference for
policy-makers, as well as for academia, the private sector, and intergovernmental
and non-governmental organizations.
To review and present internationally comparable national data on FDI,
it is essential to harmonize country statistics in accordance with internationally
accepted definitions at all levels: national, regional and global. To complement
efforts in publishing FDI statistics, UNCTAD also provides technical assistance
to support national efforts in providing reliable and comparable FDI data.
Readers are encouraged to use the data in this publication for non-commercial
purposes, provided acknowledgement is explicitly given to UNCTAD, together
with the reference to this publication.
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World Investment Forum 2014 will
take place in Geneva, 13-16 October 2014.
Investment & Enterprise Division
United Nations Conference on Trade & Development
Palais des Nations, Geneva
Tel: +41 22 9175797
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