Foreign direct investment (FDI) inward


Reflects the objective by a foreign entity of obtaining a lasting interest in the reporting economy (i.e. controlling more than 10% of the voting power of a resident entity). FDI positions represent the value of the stock of direct investments held at the end of the year. Direct investment positions are affected not only by financial transactions recorded prior to and during the period but also by other changes in price, exchange rates, and volume

Source definition

International Trade Center, 2015