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Latest SIMSDI Metadata



Other Direct Investment Topics

The Recommended Treatment of Selected Direct Investment Transactions

Classification of Financial Derivatives Involving Affiliated Enterprises in the Balance of Payments Statistics and the International Investment Position (IIP) Statement (231 kb PDF file), 2002

Foreign Direct Investment Statistics: How Countries Measure FDI

Foreign Direct Investment Trends and Statistics (paper for Executive Board seminar)

Foreign Direct Investment Trends and Statistics: A Summary (paper for Executive Board seminar)

Other Selected Publications and Documents

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Balance of Payments Home Page

Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB): metadata on SDDS and GDDS data categories

External Debt Statistics: debt data, conference on capital flows and debt statistics, final draft Guide for Compilers and Users, and other selected publications

Treatment of Accrued Interest Discussion Forum

World Map Direct Investment Methodology
SIMSDI Latest Update: Glossary of Terms and Definitions

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The Glossary of Direct Investment Terms and Definitions (148K PDF file) is based on the methodology for compiling foreign direct investment (FDI) set out in the international standards, namely, the fifth edition of the IMF's Balance of Paymentws Statistics Manual (1993), and the third edition of the OECD's Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment (1996).

The definitions in this glossary are those used in the 2001 update of the Survey of the Implementation of Methodological Standards for Direct Investment (SIMSDI), the results of which are shown in the FDI metadata for individual participating countries, and the cross-country FDI comparison tables.

Direct Investment Methodology: Individual Country Metadata

Direct Investment Methodology: Cross-Country Comparison Tables