Opportunities for Acquisition and Outsourcing


Gabor Hunya and Monika Schwarzhappel

wiiw FDI Report No. 2005-05, May 2005

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This new, annual publication of wiiw replaces the former wiiw-WIFO Database on FDI. It has become more detailed, containing some 2500 times series, and is more user-friendly than the former one. The wiiw Database on FDI is available in print and PDF as well as on CD-ROM. The latter version contains longer time series and provides tables in HTML, CSV and MS Excel format. The publication is scheduled to be issued at the end of May each year, when most data for the previous year have been published.

An analysis of recent developments and prospects of FDI is included. It tackles all major issues brought forward by the latest statistics: FDI inflows and outflows, inward and outward stocks, forms of FDI and trends in FDI-related earnings, and changes in FDI by home country and by economic activity. This analysis is followed by Tables I (total flow and stock data according to the respective countries' National Banks) and Tables II (more detailed FDI data by economic activities and by countries, based on information from the National Banks or from statistical offices and investment promotion agencies). We included the most recent updates and backward revisions of data. Austrian FDI is covered in the way the receiving countries report it.


The print (PDF) version includes data on


  • FDI total inflow/outflow in EUR and USD, 1998-2004
  • FDI total inward/outward stock in EUR and USD, 1998-2004
  • FDI per capita (flow, stock) and selected other reference parameters on FDI, 1998 2004
  • FDI inflow/outflow by form in EUR, 1998-2004
  • FDI inward/outward stock data by activity (NACE A-Q, DA-DN), 2001-2004
  • FDI inward/outward stock data by country, 2001-2004

The CD-ROM version contains in addition

  • longer time series: from 1990 onwards
  • more detailed breakdown by industries (NACE 15-37)
  • FDI inflow/outflow by activity (NACE A-Q, DA-DN, 15-37) and by home/host country
  • FDI stock by form


Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw FDI Database

Keywords: foreign direct investment, acquisition, outsourcing, privatization, statistics, new EU member states, Southeast Europe, CIS

JEL classification: C82, F21, O57, P23

Countries covered: Visegrad countries, SEE

Research Areas: International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI