OECD Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment 2008
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OECD Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment 2008

Fourth Edition

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is a major driver of globalisation. The OECD Benchmark 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.
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Publication Date :
15 Oct 2009
DOI :
10.1787/9789264045743-en
 
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Annex 10

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210–213
DOI :
10.1787/9789264045743-20-en

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Standards in this Benchmark Definition recommend allocating Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) transactions and positions by partner country and by industry for data presented on a directional basis (see Chapter 4 for an explanation of FDI presented on a directional basis). Hence, these items are attributed to the country of the immediate counterparty and the industry of the immediate counterparty for outward FDI.
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