Foreign direct investment (FDI) inward

Source definition

International Trade Center, 2015

Definition

Reflects the objective by a resident entity of obtaining a lasting interest (i.e. controlling more than 10% of the voting power) in an entity of another economy. FDI positions represent the value of the stock of direct investment held at the end of the year. Direct investment positions are affected by financial transactions recorded prior to and during the period but also by other changes in price, exchange rates, and volume