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International Monetary Fund
Published Date:
October 2003
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    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    2003

    © 2003 International Monetary Fund

    Cataloging-in-Publication Data

    Foreign direct investment statistics: how countries measure FDI 2001—Washington, D.C.:

    International Monetary Fund: OECD, 2003.

    • p. cm.

    • ISBN 9781589062207

    1. Investments, Foreign—Statistical methods. I. International Monetary Fund.

    II. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

    HG4538.F56 2003

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    Contents

    Preface

    The increasing importance of multinational enterprises in the global economy has stimulated interest in improving the availability, the accuracy, and the coverage of foreign direct investment (FDI) statistics among policymakers, analysts, and statisticians. Foreign Direct Investment Statistics: How Countries Measure FDI shows progress in recent years in moving toward compilation in accordance with international standards that have been established by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

    This report also provides information on the current practices regarding the statistical measurement of FDI of 61 countries, with the aim of improving users’ understanding of the methodology applied for compiling the data.

    The report is based on information obtained from the 2001 update of the joint IMF/OECD Survey of Implementation of Methodological Standards for Direct Investment (SIMSDI), which covers 30 OECD countries and 31 other IMF member countries.

    The report was prepared by Ms. Marie Montanjees, a Senior Economist in the IMF’s Statistics Department, and Ms. Ayse Bertrand, Administrator in the OECD Directorate for Financial, Fiscal, and Enterprise Affairs.

    Carol S. Carson

    Director

    Statistics Department

    International Monetary Fund

    William H. Witherell

    Director

    Financial, Fiscal, and Enterprise Affairs Directorate

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Abbreviations

    Benchmark

    OECD Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment

    BOP Committee

    IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics

    BPM5

    IMF Balance of Payments Manual, fifth edition

    COPC

    Current Operating Performance Concept

    EU

    European Union

    Eurostat

    Statistical Office of the European Communities

    FCS

    Fully Consolidated System

    FDI

    Foreign direct investment

    IIP

    International investment position

    IMF

    International Monetary Fund

    ITRS

    International transactions reporting system

    MFI

    Monetary financial institution

    OECD

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    SDDS

    Special Data Dissemination Standard

    SIMSDI

    Survey of Implementation of Methodological Standards for Direct Investment

    SNA93

    System of National Accounts 1993

    SPE

    Special purpose entity

    WPFS

    Working Party on Financial Statistics (OECD)

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