Foreign Direct Investment in CEECs and the Former Soviet Union - with Special Attention to Austrian FDI Activities


Gabor Hunya

wiiw FDI Report No. 2003-07, July 2003

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This 15th edition of the wiiw-wifo Database on foreign direct investment (FDI) contains 2002 data for the Central and East European countries (CEECs) and the Former Soviet Union (FSU). It also makes a forecast for the year 2003 based on the balance of payments of the first quarter of the year and press reports about projects in the pipeline. For the first time, basic data are calculated also in euro. New tables inform about FDI outflows and outward FDI stocks.A brief analysis of current FDI trends in CEECs is provided. Special attention is devoted to Austrian direct investments in the region. The sources of data are official publications of the countries under survey. All data have been revised and the national banks of the respective countries were taken as the main source of reference. Methodological explanations are given in footnotes and in chapter 4. The data have been processed and commented on by Gabor Hunya (wiiw) and Jan Stankovsky (WIFO) with the help of both institutes (Monika Schwarzhappel , wiiw and Gabriele Wellan, WIFO).

In this joint effort, wiiw and WIFO combine the overlapping parts of the two institutes FDI databases. In addition to the tables presented in this publication, wiiw maintains a separate database concerning the performance of foreign investment enterprises in the CEECs, while WIFO runs a detailed database covering FDI by Austrian firms and FDI in Austria.


Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw FDI Database

Research Areas: International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI