Monthly Report No. 5/2022 - FDI in Central, East and Southeast Europe


Alexandra Bykova and Olga Pindyuk

wiiw Monthly Report No. 5, May 2022
50 pages including 5 Tables and 33 Figures

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​This issue of the wiiw Monthly Report replaces our earlier series of the wiiw FDI Report. 

FDI in Central, East and Southeast Europe

  • Data availability and preliminary results for 2021
    by Alexandra Bykova
    The rebound seen in 2021 in FDI inflows into CESEE was in line with global trends; the figure was 14.1% up on the pre-crisis level of 2019. Latvia emerged in the leading position in per capita terms. Preliminary FDI data for 2021 are available from the most recent update of the wiiw FDI Database. This is the first of two FDI data releases planned for this year.
  • Strong post-COVID FDI rebound likely to be short lived 
    by Olga Pindyuk
    After a sharp decline in 2020, global FDI inflows picked up markedly in 2021; however, the recovery was very uneven. The FDI inflow dynamics in CESEE show considerable variation between the countries. The number of greenfield projects announced increased in over half of the CESEE countries, but the recovery is likely to be short lived.
  • Monthly and quarterly statistics for Central, East and Southeast Europe


Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw Annual Database, wiiw Monthly Database, wiiw FDI Database

Keywords: FDI inflows, FDI outflows, FDI stocks, FDI by instrument of financing, greenfield FDI, supply chains, near-shoring, re-shoring, business services

Countries covered: CESEE

Research Areas: International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI