Results for 2009 and 2010 (data and metadata) from the Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS) are now available on IMF eLibrary Data. The CDIS is IMF’s bilateral worldwide survey of direct investment positions.
The data cover revised results for 2009 and preliminary results for 2010. For 2010, results reflect preliminary data reported by 83 economies for inward direct investment and 56 economies for outward direct investment classified by counterpart economy. Separate data on equity and debt positions are available for most CDIS participants. Additional information (on resident fellow enterprises, and on gross debt instruments––both assets and liabilities) are available for some participants. Metadata for most participants are also available. Coverage in terms of both participation and breakdowns of the data may be expanded over time.
The CDIS also provides “mirror” data derived from data reported by the counterpart economies. These data are useful in identifying inconsistencies.
Frequency and Updates
Preliminary CDIS results are released within a year of the measurement date, and revised data are released in the middle of the following year. Therefore, revised results for 2010 will be released by July 2012.
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.