Slump despite Global Upturn

09 June 2016

Gabor Hunya presented the new wiiw Report on FDI in Central, East and Southeast Europe at today’s press conference. You may watch the main conclusions and findings in a short video presentation.

Not  FDI  but  EU  and  other  international  funds  have  been  the  main  external  financing resources of investments in the region recently. In 2015, the FDI inflow to Central, East and Southeast Europe (CESEE) fell to its lowest level since 2008, while global FDI recovered. The decline was especially severe in the EU member states of Central and Eastern Europe (EU-CEE)  as  well  as  in  Russia,  while  expansions  were  recorded  in  the  Western  Balkans  and Turkey.  Forecasts  for  FDI  in  2016  point  downwards  again,  because  the  international environment may not support capacity expansions and also economic growth in most of the CESEE will be less robust than last year.

For further details, please see the below wiiw press release.