Connecting positions with transactions in outward direct investment broken down by region

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This table decomposes changes of the stock of Outward Direct Investment in to equity transactions, intra group loans, reinvested earnings, and “other changes” which comprise of price changes, exchange-rate changes and reclassifications. The table is broken down by major host countries. In contrast to the balance of payments statistics this table does not include real estate owned by Austrians abroad and SPEs.



Definitions and terms:

DI, FDI, ODI, direct investment, equity capital, group, globalization, multinational corporations, affiliated enterprises, Outward FDI, equity capital, group, directional principle, transactions, flows, reinvested earnings, price changes, exchange rate.

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:

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