Outward direct investment positions broken down by industry

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This table shows year-end stocks of foreign direct investments (FDI) made by Austrian investors, broken down by the activity of the affiliated enterprise abroad. Outward FDI stocks reflect equity capital and “other capital“ (largely intra-company loans). In contrast to the international investment position, this table does not include real estate owned by Austrians abroad and investment by SPEs.



Definitions and terms:

DI, FDI, ODI, direct investment, equity capital, group, industry, multinational corporations, affiliated enterprises, Outward FDI, equity capital, group, directional principle, stocks, positions

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


Annual survey on FDI stocks conducted by OeNB.

Reporting institutions:

Banks, companies, individuals.

Standards and codes:

NACE Rev.2 (ISIC4); IMF Balance of Payments Manual 6, OECD: Benchmark Definition 4