Inward direct investment transactions broken down by region (ultimate owner)

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This table shows transactions between foreign investors and their direct investment enterprises in Austria within a certain period of time. The geographical breakdown is according to the headquarters of the ultimate beneficial owner, which may differ from the residency of the immediate owner. FDI transactions reflect equity capital (incl. Reinvested earnings) and “other capital“(largely intra-company loans). In contrast to the balance of payments statistics this table does not include real estate owned by foreigners and SPEs.



Definitions and terms:

DI, FDI, IDI, direct investment, equity capital, group, globalization, multinational corporations, affiliated enterprises, Outward FDI, equity capital, group, directional principle, transactions, flows, ultimate owners.

Legal basis:

Foreign direct investment statistics as part of BOP and IIP is defined by:  Regulation (EC) No 555/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 June 2012. Legal basis for data collection: Article 44 Nationalbank Act, Exchange Control Act 2004.


Data on DI transactions are collected monthly; additional information, primarily useful for the calculation of reinvested earnings, is provided by the direct investment survey.

Reporting institutions:

Banks, companies, individuals.

Standards and codes:

ISO country and currency codes, IMF Balance of Payments Manual 6, OECD: Benchmark Definition 4.