Updated data from the Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS), the first worldwide survey of direct investment positions, are now available on IMF eLibrary Data.
The data cover inward direct investment positions for 84 and outward direct investment positions for 59 participating economies by counterpart jurisdiction. Cross-classification of CDIS data includes separate data on equity and debt positions, on resident fellow enterprises and others, and additional data on gross assets and gross liabilities. Metadata for 76 participants are also available. The intention is to broaden coverage in terms of both participation and breakdown of the data over time.
In addition to reported direct investment positions CDIS provides mirror data derived from data reported by the counterpart country. These data may then be compared to a country’s own reported data to identify inconsistencies.
Frequency and Updates
The first CDIS data release comprised preliminary direct investment data for end-2009. Revised and more comprehensive 2009 data have been posted in mid-2011. The CDIS is an annual exercise. Preliminary results will be released within a year of the measurement date, and revised and more comprehensive data will be released in the middle of the following year.
The design and implementation of the CDIS is a collaborative effort by the IMF and its interagency partners—including the European Central Bank, Eurostat, OECD, and UNCTAD—to facilitate improvement in the quality of direct investment data worldwide. The CDIS produces data that are consistent and comparable across countries in regard to concepts, coverage, valuation, and classification, in line with the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (sixth edition) and the OECD Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment (fourth edition).
For further information see the CDIS homepage.